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    Hi sue

    I am a 60 year old female diagnosed in August with stage 4 inoperable lung cancer. Treatment started in August with chemo and radiation. My Pet scan indie ember showed no cancer. Today I started a new chemo which will be given once a month for two years which has improved remission. This is a hard journey. One you may think you cannot get through. However I learned when I thought I couldn't do another day of treatment...it wan't a true statement. My hair is growing back..gray and wavy..my strength is slowly returning. It is my mental health that took a beating so let me stress counseling if you start to feel out of control. The sooner the better. Talk to others on your journey. No one else will understand the depths of this journey.

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    Four months of chemo, 34 rounds of radiation. 2cm ulcer on my esophagus, 40 lbs lighter...and times when I thought I would never survive. As of December I am in remission and slowly getting back to living. Dealing with neuropathy in my legs and feet and pain in my rib cage but it is not keeping me down. Now I am concentrating on my depression which seems to be getting better. Just because I'm in remission does't mean all is forgotten. I struggle with the battle of death vs living..but as I said..I'm working on it and it's getting better. ,

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Six days since my first chemo and I'm doing just fine. At day 3 I had the gag reflex kick in..and was so tir I could hardly keep my eyes open....but that has been the worst of it. Drove to work to visit friends, had lunch with my daughters and grandchildren on day 4. I am blessed today! Tomorrow I start again...hey I got this!

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    So today was my first day of chemotherapy and this evening I'm feeling well. New experiences can be frightening but I try to remind myself that the imagination is more cruel than reality. Best to walk through it and make up my own mind....so I got through it and it was fine. Even got an IV on the first stick on these sad veins of mine. God bless that nurse. And.....the journey continues.....

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    Start chemotherapy tomorrow for large cell lung cancer. What words can you share?