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    Decision Point: To what end do I pursue this, I have always had the quality of life, not quanity philosophy. Since being dianosied, how much pain and abuse to my body do i endure. Now on top of all this I have had 3 heart attacks and had 3 stents installed. that in-itself has made a significate change in my lifestyle.

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      RuthAnne

      Thought: Keep saying 'yes' until you know that it's time to say 'no'. I think we know that time when we see it.

      almost 5 years ago
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    barejerr813 asked a questionLung Cancer

    I seem to be hyper-sensistive to what my body is feeling... is it common, to feel muscle burn in association,with this

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      Lynn

      You're not a pest! Cancer is uncharted territory for all of us until you get there. The best way to wade through the waters is ask the questions. The better you understand what is happening, the easier it is... or so I think.
      Over three years later and I still am hyper-sensitive to everything. And everything is cancer! My first thought about every little ache and pain is it's cancer rearing its ugly head again. As Ruth said, I big part of this is winning the head game. And being scared is natural. If you were not scared I would certainly wonder why you weren't.
      Muscles and joints still give me some problem. I blame everything on chemo because I was in a no-pain place prior to my diagnosis.
      Of course, the best thing to do is mention it to your doctor.
      Hang in there! I'm rooting for you.
      Lynn

      almost 5 years ago
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      well , i have found the results of the pet scan, it was not good, cancer had already spread to other areas.. to the left lung, to the lymph nodes. to my brain as well, i am not able to have surgery done, it is right on top of my esphogus. actually, my wife asked for a referral to hospice from, my doctor when it got to about 6 months, "he said do you want that referral now."

      almost 5 years ago
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      Yowza! Put the brakes on that there hospice plan. When I was first diagnosed, my cancer was FOUND in my bones. My PET scan revealed that it had spread to my femur, sacrum and spinal column, my liver, and my brain. It is 15 months later and I feel as good and am doing as well as I was before the cancer. The results of your PET scan do NOT indicate an automatic and immediate death sentence. Grrrrrrr....

      almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I went into the hospital, thought i was having heart problem, have had previous heart attack back in 2007, had 3 stents put in . anyway long story short doc's said it wasn;t a heart attack.. did chest xray, found a mass about the size of plum, did a CT scan. also a ct assisted biopsy. that ended up coming back as a non small cell cancer, now it gets interesting, i have no health insurance, everyone, wants to see A PeT scan.which is scheduled for next week, i will let everyone know where that takes me.. I am a litle concerned due to the size of the mass. the outcome doens;t look promising. cross that bridge, when it is time to, everyone is pretty supportive about this.. so i have a pretty good resourses and support.

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