Dear lung cancer patients and caregivers,
9 years ago in February on the 16th of 2003 I was dx with small cell. This past year my doctors gave me the wonderful news....we do not believe your cancer is coming back.
Why...what did I do differently? I did nothing differently . I did the same as you or your loved one. I cried, then prayed, then cried some more. My world came crashing in on me and my loved ones. We were just so afraid and devastated. After a year and a half of treatment we stopped the treatments and watched, it never started to regrow....amased and so very thankful.
As a survivor one sometimes go through a long survivors guilt when we hear of anothers fall to a cancer. Makes one ask questions: Like ,Why have I survived and those younger, prettier, taller, stronger or ......didn't? As the old advice goes, We don't have those little numbers on our feet that tell of an expiration . We are human and only one person knows the answer to our question of why and who.
I do know this , Dear ole Dave, (yeap the fellow who's picture is up there at the top of this page ) had four words he used each day, ATTITUDE, SPIRITUALITY, SUPPORT AND HOPE
those four words drove me thoughout my treatment. This site helped me hold my head up when I just knew it would drag on the ground. As I said before don't know the how comes only that the support recieved here really helped me.When my journey first started , had no one to tell me of treatments or longivity. You have each other and your team of family, doctors and this site. God bless each of you and know you will someday be able to write and hopefully give hope also.
love and hugs to each of you