Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

And I screwed up....

  • By Trishyff · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • So I decided to take me medical care into my own hands cause I think I know better. It started at the doctors on Thursday (final chemo treatment) when I asked him if i could stop or cut back on the steroids ...

new first's

  • By reflection571 · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • This month will continue to begin one of many new first's...I pray that these new first lay its hand on my cheek gently..I will continue to walk in faith as I have no go on...I promised. My ...

10 days radiation down

  • By BusdriverSam · Posted March 19, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • So far 2 rounds of chemo and next on 25th. And radiation 5 days a week. I am noticing my dad can smell everything. And that is not always good. He is getting more nausea. And throat is raspy. We had a ...


  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted March 18, 2014
  • 49 replies
  • I must confess, I am truly struggling right now. Every single day is a struggle. If I could just sleep in 1 week increments, I would. It's not like I need to get up to use the restroom anyways. I'm finding ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

So Greatful to have found Inspire

  • By Shellz · Posted March 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hello Inspire neighborhood.... As my title says I am so glad I found this site. I have spent some time looking at the information here and reading all the stories of everyone. It has been very comforting ...

Seven Day Weather Forecast

  • By Katuha · Posted March 18, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • forecast ...

Here we go again...

  • By Bobib · Posted March 17, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Feb. 10, 2014 Father-in-law complains about a lump in his neck. Goes to the doctor to get it checked out. Feb. 15, 2014 He is referred to a cancer doctor. Feb. 20, 2014 Gets some tests done. Feb. 25 ...

Minor Earthquake

  • By DebinSoCal · Posted March 17, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi Friends! Thought you'd like to be the first to know that a small earthquake just rumbled through the South Bay area of SoCal. It was probably a 3-4 shaker, rolling, not jolting. Haven't had an earthquake ...

Never thought THIS would happen...

  • By DebinSoCal · Posted March 16, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Today I was sitting on the front porch, petting my dog, when a felt something poke me on my upper thigh, like there was something in my jeans pocket. I thought, now what is poking me and was about to ...

So far?????

  • By MiracleSteph · Posted March 16, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I'm off for my 5 year appointments: scans & blood work. I am terrified of the results! I would greatly appreciate, need, your prayers & positive energy my way. My husband doesn't really understand the ...

One Test Too Many?

  • By ThreeStone · Posted March 16, 2014
  • 47 replies
  • In December my oncologist noticed that my Iron levels had been steadily dropping over the past 9 months and, “with your history” it’s not to be ignored thinking this could be from either a tumor or a ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

  • By John2 · Posted March 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

2 chemo done

  • By BusdriverSam · Posted March 14, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • So Tuesday was very busy with blood work, chemo, radiation and then they messed up the pump again. So we had to wait around for that. For a couple of days dad was doing good eating. But he is getting ...

Day 1 Post Treatment Chem Day #4 (Final)

  • By Trishyff · Posted March 14, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • It's one day after my "FINAL" chemo treatment and I am feeling pretty good. I got to see my ONC yesterday and he was very optimistic with everything. My blood work was perfect , he gave me the OKAY to ...

Checking in SCLC limited

  • By SuzanneMW · Posted March 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi all, Mom is still doing well. So far so good. She's still working and not having any problems with memory loss (or any symptoms) after her PCI over a year ago. Glad we did that. She has her next scans ...


  • By Trishyff · Posted March 13, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is truly what makes the difference. So I sent an angel over to watch over you last night But it came back. I ask'd ...

Last treatment is here......

  • By Trishyff · Posted March 13, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • So I am laying here receiving my chemo for my (hopefully) final treatment......reflecting on this crazy adventure with lung cancer I have been on. Never in a million years would I have guessed at this ...

Sources sought for article about co-insurance to pay for specialty drugs

  • By John2 · Posted March 13, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 3/13/14 Dear members A healthcare journalist with the Associated Press (AP) is seeking more people to interview for an article she is researching on ...

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