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    GrammaLeslie wrote on soni's wall

    I joined this site to hear from others that have gone through lung cancer. I had small cell lung cancer, I went through 12 chemo sessions, 37 chest radiation and 17 brain radiations. I did ok with the chemo but the radiation kicked my butt! I had a lot of esphogus issues during treatment and being tired. The brain radiation really knocked me out, short term memory issues, jumbled thoughts.....I have good days and bad days. I am in remission now for 2 1/2 years. I go in every 6 months for my blood work and scans.....I get pretty anxious about them. My oncologist is very optimistic tho so I thank god every morning I wake up.
    I want you to know that I will be thinking about you and sending prayers your way.

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      Wow you're so blessed to be somewhat free of this ordeal. I been living with this for a couple of years and have had surgery to remove a lobe from my right upper lung; I had 3 types of chemo, radiation that kicked my behind. I can't imagine brain radiation. I know that you've had it hard but 2 1/2 years free; wow...I pray for freedom even if it's just a year or so that would be a blessing. Anytime that I don't hurt is a Blessing!!!! It is a hard go huh? I look at myself and wonder who's looking back now. Just not the same anymore. I too have good days & some that I just feel sorry for myself and cry. Just was in the hospital for 8 days & out last Tues. Had a blood transfusion and meds to build my system back up. Feel ok If I can just keep the depression away. What do you do? What does everyone do about the sadness and crying? How do you stay strong? Please share how you stay positive with me. I know that your upcoming tests will be as clear as a bell :) You're going to go all the way now free.....

      almost 4 years ago
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      Hi GrammaLeslie, I hope you're feeling good today!!

      almost 4 years ago
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      Hey Soni, hope you are having a good day. I too have days that I can get pretty freaked out, I have at times found myself in the ER with different symptoms. I have a cough and congestion that seems to never go away, my Dr. Says its normal but it scares me. I was put on a antidepressant after my treatments were over, I had a lot of anxiety andI would cry over anything, I still do at times, my side effects can get a little over whelming. One thing I've found is my husband has been my caregiver and is the best, but I've discussed this with other people fighting or living with cancer that its hard to talk to someone that hasn't actually been through the testing, scans, treatments, etc. that's why I signed up for this web site. I
      Keep the faith and keep a positive attitude, I know it's hard at times but you can do it! Also, in order to keep myself from being in the dumps I took up quilting again. I also got my knitting out, if I stay busy I can usually not dwell on my aches and pains. Just a thought.....

      almost 4 years ago
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    I am 2 1/2 years out from my treatments for Small Cell Lung Cancer, chemo, chest radiations and brain radiations. Reading your post I understand you had been cancer free until 8 months ago? What was your diagnose? My thoughts are with you....

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    My hair came back really funky too, same as yours. I'd have to go in to get haircuts just for the back of my head along the neckline. I still have a few very thin spots on the top of my head from the brain radiations I had.