What, me worry?

Support for those concerned with upcoming scans, pain management, medication response, family issues.


Update on Son!

  • By Attootsie · New reply yesterday at 11:19 am
  • 38 replies
  • Well tomorrow is the Day and he has to be at the Hospital at 5:00 am. So tomorrow is going to be a very stressful and Long Day! I am feeling a bit better as Dr. West from the Grace Blog assured me Cleveland ...

Vats surgery & COPD

  • By Annie212 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • Hi, Am hoping that some of you would be kind enough to possibly offer some advice, pretty new to this experience. Brief outline My mum is 60 and has copd for a number of years. She has been attending ...

How r u Steve?? SportoMich?? Let us know..ok

  • By texdjh · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • HI Steve..SportoMich... We are worried about you and want you to know..You are in our Hearts and Minds..We are praying for you to get over this Bump in the road you are in.........Can you get your wife ...

Lost and confused

  • By ConnieLynnB · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My husband was having back pain and went to the Dr. He did a chest x-ray and found a spot on his lung. A CT was done and found a 5cm lung mass. He had a biopsy and it came back as "poorly differentiated ...

Some things really bug me!

  • By forpaul · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • I seem to have lost patience when reading posts that ask what others think about potential cures or alternative treatments that are touted as "cures" for cancer. I shudder to think of the money spent ...

Chemo Brain Anyone?

  • By azjoey · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • I have short term memory loss and according to Mayo Clinic patients it's called "Chemo Brain." I wonder if anyone out there has experienced this side effect and if they have was it temporary or permanent ...

Some ominous news

  • By Radiosurgery · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 41 replies
  • Hi all, Just really wanted to post here for some moral support. A little about my story: Went in to the doctor, wanting to get some enlarged lymph nodes in my neck looked at. She didn't seem intimately ...

A strange thing happened this evening.

  • By Denzie · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Midway through her first set at a coffee house this evening, my sister introduced me and informed the audience that I was a stage 4 lung cancer survivor of 3.5 years and told them I was remission. The ...

My Son Has Cancer!

  • By Attootsie · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • Hi everyone, this is my Oldest Son! He's holding one of my Great Granddaughters. He's so good with kids, she never saw him before but was perfectly fine with him! Anyway he called me today with some disturbing ...

When Heartburn Isn't Heartburn

  • By mamanolte · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 36 replies
  • Had really bad heartburn on Saturday and took some Tums and a Prilosec. Sat and crocheted most of the day and it went away. It came back later that night but again it stopped. Got up yesterday morning ...


  • By mamanolte · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 25 replies
  • Well I guess I'll be the one to start the tradition this month. Rabbit! Rabbit! everyone :) Cheryll ...

Upper back pain is worrying me

  • By Nicklaus · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Once again my upper back pain is here and with a vengeance. It's been off and on (mostly on) for the last week. It may move from the shoulder to the shoulder blade to the bra line. Also, notice myself ...

general worries

  • By cambgirl · New reply March 31, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi All, I've been doing pretty well thus far with my stage 4 lung cancer. The Tarceva has been doing a good job for the past 2.5 years. I'm just very scared all of a sudden. My family and I are in the ...

Ground Glass Nodules

  • By wishuwell · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Hi, I had been diagnosed with a 7.5mm ground glass lung nodule, right middle lobe some time ago. I have been getting CT every six months. Doc said it is a precursor for CA and needs to be watched every ...

Stanford University Scope Blog and Inspire

  • By Denzie · New reply March 28, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Stanford's Scope Blog has published a compilation of works written by Inspire members. The entries are written by members of various Inspire pages. In the lung cancer section, Linnea Duff wrote about ...


  • By Annie212 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, my mum has had COPD for the last few years and since July last year it seems to have gotten worse so she had been attending the hospital. Chest XRAY & CT Scan showed 1cm nodule on the lung, she was ...

Growth of lung nodules?

  • By tarah22 · New reply March 26, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hi everyone, I originally posted back in Aug '13 when my lung nodules were discovered after a bout of pneumonia. The CT showed two non calcified nodules, one 3.7 mm and one 4.9 mm, in the right lung ...

Annual CT scan for 10-year survivor

  • By jmlavey · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 35 replies
  • Hi Everybody, On March 25, Tuesday, I have my annual CT chest scan. I'm asking that you send good vibes, thoughts, and prayers my way at 11:45 AM PST so that the scan is clear and normal. This year I'm ...

My 11 year old Daughter

  • By Crystaltp · New reply March 25, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • My daughter has been through the ringer She was diagnosed with Hypoxia and Hypoxemia then Hypokalemia and is now on oxygen 24 hrs a day 7 days a week she is in middle school and having a hard time with ...


  • By cards7up · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 33 replies
  • Karen in the Forest got me to thinking. I haven't had a pic of me up in a long while. This is the pic I used when I first came to Inspire. That is my dog Buddy. I had to put Buddy to eternal rest in Sept ...
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