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    Chemo Lung Damage

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      Kp2018

      ChongsHusband, my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your wife. And, thank you for offering to support the Whatnext community in the future.

      2 days ago
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      Jayne

      Sincere condolences on your wife, Chong. I know how hard it is to lose a spouse. The good memories will last forever in your heart even though it might not feel like that at this moment.

      1 day ago
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      Russ

      My deepest condolences for the loss of your wife. I'm sure there will be many fond memories that you will reflect upon. Once again...my condolences. My best to you and your family, Russ

      about 21 hours ago
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    Decision Point (Lung Damage): Chong can no longer walk more than a few paces without losing her breathe, heart racing, and getting completely exhausted. Medicine is not helping, so we decided to go on hospice care. The drugs alow her to sleep but at what a cost -- she is high all the time on them.

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    Oh No (Lung Damage): Palliative chemo was no longer relieving the breathing problems so we attempted to get the left side pleural effusion drained. However, there was very little fluid build up on the left side. The lung function has been affected by cancer (although there is no sign of cancer in the lungs) or from the chemo. Full time oxygen is ordered.

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    Side Effects (Shortness of breath): Chong had pleural effusions in both lungs, the fluid contained cancer. They put a drain on the right side but none on the left. Palliative chemo prevented fluid build up on the right side, but it was difficult to tell what was going on on the left. The chemo no longer was working to help with the breathing,

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): After realizing that Chong's cancer had metastasized, they switched to palliative chemo to help her breathe. It worked perhaps the first time, but by the second round her breathing was not much better.