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Day 6 Post Chemo....

  • By Trishyff · Posted January 12, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • So its day 6 post Chemo and I am feeling pretty good. Been to the gym the past 2 days and I have to say I am feeling a little normal. Kinda scary... Just been doing some cardio but nothing to crazy. Just ...

New beginning

  • By Liebling · Posted January 11, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Today it is 70 degrees here in San Antonio, and after all the cold rainy miserable days, the sun is shining. I decided since it is so pretty outside, to clean my flower des and cut some of the dead pieces ...

Happy 2014

  • By bluestar · Posted January 10, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • LIBERATE YOUR IMAGINATION Let me remind you who you really are: You're an immortal freedom fighter who longs to liberate all sentient creatures from their suffering. You're a fun-loving messiah who devoutly ...

Dad is now sleeping all the time and hasn't eaten for 5 days :(

  • By tams_dad · Posted January 10, 2014
  • Journal · 34 replies
  • Ok it's time to say my dad has given in to this nasty lung cancer that has eaten his bone and destroyed everything he has ! It started before Christmas with severe lymph edema ,followed by feeling sick ...

Allogeneic Blood Stem Cell Prep - New PICC Line Insertion!

  • By Pazzy1970 · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • City of Hope moved up my PICC Line Insertion to today. I checked-in to Radiology at City of Hope’s Helford Clinical Research Hospital. It took about 45 mins. for the nurse to insert my new PICC Line into ...

Hi Everyone!

  • By Skyesevens · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • Now that the celebrations are over it is time to fight the winter Grrr! It truly is a challenging one for a lot of us with Lung Cancer and Copd. I had to get rid of my pup. He was 5 1/2 mos old , weighed ...

Surgery date finally here

  • By Walterm · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • Well I've been waiting since a week before Christmas to find out when my surgery would be and I finally have a date. Wednesday January the 15th will be the day they remove this cell hijacker that I have ...

Still on Tarceva and my glass is well over half full....

  • By Chenbaaxal · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • The oncologist put me on bi-monthly CTs since my unusual one lymph node flare up of cancer, which was followed by radiation. A post-radiation CT just showed that it was “probably” just scar tissue. I ...

New infographic: Inspire Rare Disease Health Communities at a Glance

  • By John2 · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 1/9//13 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new infographic that Inspire published yesterday: Inspire Rare Disease Health Communities at ...

Day 3 Post Chemo

  • By Trishyff · Posted January 9, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • It's day 3 post Chemo and I am starting to get tired and little sick to my stomach. Been trying to eat light to keep something in me just in case....The nausea hasnt been bad but i have been taking meds ...

Follow-Up Appt. @ City of Hope - Tues., Jan. 7th, 2014 (Transplant Details)

  • By Pazzy1970 · Posted January 8, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Happy New Year!! Looking forward to 2014 now that 2013 is behind us. May you all experience a rewarding, successful and healthy 2014!! My update is that I'm still trying really hard to get over my cough ...

Late in Life Cancer

  • By Varya · Posted January 7, 2014
  • Discussion in How my diagnosis changed my life · 17 replies
  • Maybe I'm lucky in a way compared with others on this site, but my stage 1V lung cancer was only discovered last summer when I was a few months past my 78th birthday. Supposedly I have some time left ...

And So it Begins

  • By SeeGirlLive · Posted January 6, 2014
  • Journal · 35 replies
  • I had my first chemo today. There was more involved than I thought there would be. I thought it would be the two drugs and done until tomorrow, but that's not how it went. First, I met with the oncologist ...

Chemo starts Monday !!

  • By Trishyff · Posted January 4, 2014
  • Journal · 24 replies
  • Monday starts the 1st of 4 rounds of chemotherapy and I am ready to get this started. Just need some help on what I could possibly expect? They will be using a combination of Cisplatin & Alimta...I guess ...

Brain Cancer

  • By cdog1 · Posted January 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Metastatic disease · 5 replies
  • Despite 15 rounds of precautionary radiation treatments to the brain,I just failed my latest scan I had this past Thursday.there appears to be several tumors on my brain.Friday I had radiation although ...

AML - Acute Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosis, Oct. 2013

  • By Pazzy1970 · Posted January 4, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • The day my life changed... On Oct. 19, 2013 my husband made the decision to take me to E.R. due to a week of "not feeling good". My symptoms came on pretty strong the week prior to Oct. 19. One week of ...

Barbershop Visit!

  • By MizK · Posted January 4, 2014
  • Journal · 52 replies
  • Did the big chop (or should I say - shave) yesterday! Liberating! So tired of wondering when it would all fall out. Tired of cleaning hair from everywhere! This was so much fun! My sister got a buzz cut ...

What's next?

  • By sks44 · Posted January 3, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that 2014 is looking good for you. My main resolution is to keep breathing—everything else will follow. After dsicharge from the hospital for sepsis and pneumonia ...

Dad finished Treatment but...

  • By kristinkim · Posted January 3, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • My dad has finished his 6 weeks of Radiation and chemotherapy. He was on Cisplatin in IV and Etoposide orally. He has done such a great job dealing with all of the treatment the doctor would like to do ...

Having a tough time

Barrelracer (Inactive)
  • By Barrelracer (Inactive) · Posted January 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 18 replies
  • I am not big on posting usually because I feel like I am complaining if I do. Right now I could use the support of all you wonderful friends though. I ended up being admitted to the hospital earlier tonight ...

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