by misstynnetta on Fri Dec 28, 2012 07:58 PM
thank you so much it help's a lot to hear from someone who has gone through the same thing,that means you understand.Everyt hing is happen so fast I did'nt know what to ask,know I do when I see the doctor next week.I try not to thing about it a lot,when am sitting around I just find myself crying,trying so hard not to let my daughter to see how scard I really am.I don't even know what stage I am in,but will ask next week.everyb ody say's i will be ok,but I have'nt read about anyone haveing their whole lung taken out. THANK YOU MISSY...
by thebyrdsfriend on Sat Dec 29, 2012 05:10 PM
Hi Missy, Well I do know, or know about, someone who had a whole lung taken out. It was John Wayne. lol He lived I think 17 years longer after that. He died of stomach cancer not related to lung cancer at all. But, after he had his lung removed, he went on to make lots more movies. So, I'll bet that puts a smile on your face doesn't it? :) I hope that may help to relax you a bit this week-end.
First of all I must tell you also that it is a GOOD thing to be able to have your lung removed. That is the goal for all lung cancer patients, and unfortunately not possible for a lot. So, that's a good thing too.
You may want to go to cancergrace dot com. There they deal with lung cancer too. Also, the lung cancer alliance has a program set up for you to talk with people who are just like you. They ask you questions, and then get a compatable person to match you up with, you know, another that has already had a whole lung taken out. Just google them, and you'll find the information. More than likely you could even get someone to call you tonight, and that would calm you down too. I am a volunteer with them, and it's a wonderful program.
So, maybe I've given you some tips here, I hope so. And, I think maybe you'd benefit from someone who's gone through what you will be going through. I find, people get more relaxed and confident after we talk to them too.
Take care Miss, Love to you, Byrd
by IKandy on Thu Jan 03, 2013 04:17 AM
I to have lung cancer, But my doctor told me where mine was located it can't be operated on. So I had to do chemo therapy. I am clear of my cancer right now. But I also had it in a node in my neck. I would be scarred also if I was you.. If you weren't scared I would think something is seriously wrong. I do think you should see about getting something to help you calm down a bit also. I had to have some valium to have a pet scan done. Didn't like having that thing on my head and everything else that went along with it.. After the valium I was good to go... And from some of the other comments from people having it done, You.ll be just fine once you get past the thought of it... Good luck honey... You will be awesome...
by misstynnetta on Thu Jan 03, 2013 03:19 PM
Thank you so much.about to go have my pre op testing done in a min
by misstynnetta on Thu Jan 03, 2013 03:24 PM
Thank u Missy,
about to go do pre op testing,have my op on monday,thank u so much for all your help.it does help a to talk with someone that truely understand.
by sherrific on Thu Jan 03, 2013 08:17 PM
You are understandably scared. A cancer diagnosis is the scariest thing to hear, but if your doctor has decided on surgery as a primary treatment, that means there's a good chance of getting all the cancer. Are they suggesting any follow up chemo or radiation? Have they staged your cancer? You should know there are a lot of alternatives to toxic treatments that WORK, so before you say yes to chemo, do your research. I'd be happy to help you if you'd like. My husband has Stage 4 lung cancer and is being treated at the Cancer Treatment Centers of Amercia presently.
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