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    Decision Point (Time to look at treatment options once again.): I consulted my various docs about treatment for the lung tumor. Because of its location and previous radiation, neither surgery or radiation are appropriate. That left the choice to do nothing or do chemo. I chose chemo for now; actually a biologic called cetuximab. Eight rounds, once a week for 8 weeks. I start next week.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Tumor in my lung returned. It's pressing on my pulmonary artery and causing much of the shortness of breath and pleural pain I'm experiencing. Before, all my various symptoms were secondary to treatments. Now it's the cancer itself. That reality totally changed everything... It's changing ME down to the depths of my heart and soul and in it's way, it's an amazing gift.

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    Other Care (Hospitalization): Two hospitalizations within a month to treat pneumonia, rule out pulmonary embolism. IV antibiotics, CT scans, breathing treatments.

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    Other Care (Home care): Diagnosed with the flu in April: fever, dry cough, fatigue, congestion, wheezing. Treated at Urgent Care 2x; diagnosed as pneumonia. Given antibiotics and inhaler. Breathing improved but wheezing continued after finishing antibiotics.

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