Shoeless' Journey with Lung Cancer

Survivor: Lung Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 21 years ago, Male, Age: 74

  1. 1
    over 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    At first I just couldn't believe I had cancer, even though I had been coughing up blood, which is why I went to the doctor to begin with.

  2. 2
    over 9 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Even though the side effects from the chemo were pretty bad on certain days (the fifth day after infusion was the worst) I knew it was just something I had deal with. I never gave in and accepted that I could die - I knew I was going to survive, no matter what.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
  3. 3
    over 9 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Recovery from the lobectomy was the worst thing I have ever done in my entire life. The pain was unbelievable. I was worried that I might end up addicted to the pain pills because I was on them for so long, so I only took them when I couldn't stand the pain any longer, but without them I could not function. I'm just glad I didn't develop an addiction.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree