tjb183's Journey with Small Cell, Lung Cancer

Patient: Lung Cancer > Small Cell

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 49, Stage Extensive, SIADH: Yes

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    • tjb183
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    utter disbelief- never even felt sick- able to run 1mile on treadmill and 1.5 hrs. work out 3 days before - heart palpitations = hospitalization =c-xray and the nightmare began!!

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    • tjb183
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    dr. unable to access unaffected left lung @ first then he went into right lung space - within 24 hrs bi-lateral pneumothorax with large chest tube placement while awake!! oh my lord ouch !!!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    have atypical reaction to siadh and sodium levels dropped as low as 111- had to stop that round of chemo and be hospitalized 13 days that time most of it spent in icu.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • tjb183
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    numerous see below

    Side Effects

    atypical reaction to siadh , nausea , hyponatremia , anemia, i can feel intense pain in lymphnodes and prescribed pain meds do not help, fatigue and of course hair loss:(

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