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    Jray wrote on Skgolzbein's wall

    Hello, and welcome to WhatNext. My husband was diagnosed with stage IV non small cell lung cancer in October of 2012. He had surgery in Jan 2013 Chemo March thru May and Radiation September thru November. I'm not gonna lie...it was very tough on him and he lost about 30 pounds overall. the good news is he is doing better now and starting to get his appetite back and eating well. This is a rollercoaster ride with more hills and twists and turns than you can imagine. Just hold on :)

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    Jray wrote on Blackmama's wall

    How are you doing? I haven't been on this site for a long time...my husband is still in the battle. Going on a year since his diagnosis. He too had surgery...recovery was rough. He had 3 rounds of Chemo which was very hard on him. He's in radiation right now...wont know how it did till later. Be strong and say positive :)

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    Jray wrote on paulbarb's wall

    Hello Paulbarb,
    I just got notice you are following me. I haven't been on this website for a while. My husband had surgery, chemo and is now in radiation...this journey is a rough one, don't let anyone "candy coat" it for you. They say to stay positive and that is the best advice I can give. :)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My husband had a PET scan today and got the results! The chemo has attacked the cancer pretty well. However, his oncologist feels the side effects are to hard on him so she is gonna discontinue the chemo until August when she'll re scan and go from there! I'm glad that the chemo has been effective!!

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    Jray wrote on vickyj's wall

    Hello vickyj,
    So sorry to hear about your mother. My husband age 61, was diagnosed in November. Being a caregiver is very challenging. It is physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining. I'm sure you feel overwhelmed right now. I hope you have family and friends you can look to for help I know you're gonna need. If you have any questions or just need someone to turn to, I'm here for you :)
    Good luck and prayers.

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      Thank You so much for your kind words. Yes, this is emotionally draining. Praying for you and your husband.

      over 3 years ago
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    Jray wrote on barbb's wall

    Hello, Barbb, it's kinda hard to determine how long he will feel that way. My husband has treatments every 3 weeks, so week one he feels bad, week two, improving, and by week 3 he feels alright... Of course then it starts all over again with the next treatment. If his appetite is poor, I found some sugar free protein powder at a health food store that I make smoothies with. That seems to help him have a little more energy. PS the 1st treatment for my husband was pretty rough. Maybe it's just his body getting adjusted to it and the next treatments will go better :). Good luck and God bless.

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      Thank you Jray. May I ask what else goes into your smoothies with the protein powder? My best to you and your husband.

      over 3 years ago
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      Hi BarbB,
      I make all kinds of smoothies,
      Frozen berries with vanilla ice cream and milk and protein powder
      Orange sherbet or pineapple with milk and protein powder
      Banana, strawberry with milk and protein powder.
      I use whole milk cause its more calories.
      I made one with orange juice, milk and the powder and it tasted like an orange Julius! If you're familiar with those!
      Good luck to you too :)

      over 3 years ago