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  • Skip54 has replied to a post on the message board

    Oddly, I just this minute returned home from a presentation and lecture from a cancer physiatrist who specifically addressed PN from sisplatin.  She said that it can take up to 2 years for sisplatin patients to recover as much as they going rto after completing treatment.  So 6 months isn't all that long.  Give it another 1.5 years.  After that, you will not recover any more.

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    • Skip54 has commented on a news story

      Perhaps thre are no comments thus far because readers of this news flash, like myself, are too dumbfounded with shock and hope and awe to make a comment. So I will make a lame attempt at being the first. If the researhers responsible for this work are really onto something, they deserve every possible cancer-research related dollar of funding available from every possible source to be made available to them immedia...

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      • RiverRat

        RiverRat Yep they need every dollar. Now Bristol Meyers just got a PD1 drug approved and there are many people at my clinic now in remission

        March 06, 2015
    • Skip54 has replied to a post on the message board

      The main thing to consider in my opinion is her quality of life. If there are still aspects of life she is enjoying-- whether it is eating, talking, TV or whatever -- then emphasize those things. Do treatments consistent with her comfort & enjoyment of life. She has lived a good long time & is lucky for that.

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      • Skip54 has replied to a post on the message board

        I was just recently dx'ed a few months ago. Lobectomy 8/4/14, but since dx I have met 3 people who are 20+ year survivors & heard about 2 more: 1 died 23 years later from complications from Alzheimer's & the other died of heart attack 28 years later.

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        • Skip54 has replied to a post on the message board

          Thank u Chas for your info and encouragement. No I'm not on oxygen altho I damn sure wish I was. The surgeon told me to expect extreme fatigue for a while; he said "you will feel sometimes as if you have mono." Oddly this extreme fatigue has not happened to me. I am much more limited by feeling winded all the time than by fatigue. But I will hang on to your experience of having improved over time. skip

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            I had LUL lobectomy 8/4. Px pretty good from standpoint of pathology; no lymph node involvement, but I am devastated by the loss of respiratory function. I had no symptoms pre-op and am now questioning whether I want to even keep living at all with the drastic impairment of breathing function. I feel like I am drowning or suffocating. At my post-op f/u visit the surgeon said nothing about pulmonary rehab. He wasn't v...

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