- Des Moines, IA
- Member Since Nov 2012
Their Diagnoses (2)
- Survivor: Adenocarcinoma, Lung Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63, Stage IB, EGFR mutation positive: Don't Know
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- Survivor: Lung Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 63
- View this journey (0 Experiences)
gmorcutt started followingabout 2 years ago
gmorcutt wrote on janflorio's wall
Jan, I am 59 and I was staged 1B two and a half years ago. My left lung was removed and I had 4 cycles of Cisplatin and Navelbine. Chemo is rough, but you will absolutely get through it. Life is sweet when you get to the other side. Be patient, stay in touch with all those who will support you. I spent the "down times" watching uplifting movies, listening to good books and great music. Move when you can. It helps to go to bed tired. Love yourself. Embrace all the blessings.
gmorcutt wrote on ChrisE's wall
Chris, I was diagnosed the day before my 57th birthday. I will be 60 this coming May. Hang in there. You WILL see more birthdays. I didn't have radiation, but I now chemo is tough. Take it a day (or hour) at a time. Surround yourself with positive thoughts, people, movies and books. When it gets especially challenging, pay attention to your breath and practice staying in the present.
gmorcutt wrote on chesterfield1's wall
I had my entire left lung removed and then 4 cycles over 12 weeks of Cisplatin and Navelbine; no radiation. Hang in there. If you haven't already figured it out, the surgery is a picnic compared to chemo. But you WILL make it through. Be patient and be good to yourself. Surround yourself with positive people and drink plenty of fluids.
gmorcutt shared an experience
Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Cisplatin and Navelbine. Navelbine caused phlebitis, so then they put in a PICC line. Lots of fatigue; some depression. Cisplatin caused some neuropathy in my feet. Shaved my head early on, but it never fell out! Four rounds - twelve weeks. Awfully, but I made it through!