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    AnnaMaria asked a questionLung Cancer

    No real question, just need someone to communicate with for support, feeling lost.

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      lilymadeline

      Hi AnnaMaria,
      I'm so glad that you reached out to this group, because there are some really wonderful people here. And I think that many of us have felt lost and needed support as well.
      When I was diagnosed I felt like my entire world was shattered and I felt so frightened and helpless, but eventually those feelings passed and I am getting through this somehow.
      Let yourself cry when you need to, and take care of yourself! Cancer is not a very fun experience, but somehow people get through it and you will too.
      Love and blessings! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

      about 7 years ago
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      meyati

      Hi, I sent an Email to a counselor where the subject line said-I'm lost- I just needed to talk. Then I found this site. I talk to stop, and we have laughs together.
      Would you believe that somebody stole my toilet? We put in a new one, and set the old one out on the curb. I took trash out just before I went to bed. Somebody took it. With much laughter, I called the city and cancelled the pick up. Take care---try to get some rest-we've all been there.
      I'll admit that I'm famous for attacking an X-Ray technician with a sandwich. It was after 8, and I missed the meals-which are delivered when you call and order food. I finally got a sandwich and was trying to eat. I have a little mouth now. Almost one bite-the first bite- and I'm told to put it down-I'm needed at X-Ray. I cried, and asked if I could go later-NO- then I screamed -No- and tried to throw the sandwich at him. The problem that my hands were tied up in the air. They were loosed so I could get the sandwich close to my mouth, with much body wiggling, and neck straining. The next day-a tech showed up and asked me if I had a sandwich. I said-No- she came in and saw my condition and said that it was good that I threw the sandwich-how did I manage to throw a sandwich like that. I told her that I was so hungry-and it was the first bite. When I went down to X-Ray with my hands tied up in the air- IVs, etc. Everybody came to look at me, and they laughed making some jokes about the tech being scared of a woman with tied up hands.

      I didn't tell my doctor that I threw a sandwich- It's just another thing that makes me feel sad and lonely.

      about 7 years ago
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      bronxboy

      Every day I get up I thank GOD for another day and He'll give me another.
      I'm cancer free ten years, almost to the day. Good Luck!
      Bronxboy

      almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects (Vomiting): Its been 4 weeks since he had 1st chemo treatment but he is still vomiting at least 2 a day

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    Oh No (Just feel like there is no hope now and seeing my spouse suffer is very difficult. It feels like my heart hurts)

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      meyati

      The whole family becomes cancer victims. I live with my son, he's a disabled vet. They wanted to cut off my nose, the bone, right eye, etc. They wanted to send me 2,000 miles away to do this. I couldn't understand how they expected me to live through the surgery or afterward die in a week or so from despair. What was my son supposed to do? They wouldn't answer any questions-and they didn't even run blood tests to see if I'm a bleeder or what. And this was a temporary fix for few years. I went to radiology-which is a very short term fix. Your wife loves you-can you get counseling for you and your wife? Are there any support groups in your area? My family and my dogs are what keeps me going. I guess I'm lucky-chemo doesn't work at all on this cancer, so I'm spared that.

      about 7 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Radiation (Whole Brain Radiation)

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      meyati

      Why did you have whole brain radiation for lung cancer? I was diagnosed with a nose-mouth cancer that can go to the lungs with nasal drip. Then I'll be dead in 8 months from lung cancer. I seem to be past that stage. If it's too hard to explain-I understand. In filling this out, I had to take crying breaks. It was horrible putting all of this together and thinking of each stage.

      about 7 years ago