I've been reading this forum for days now and finally decided to participate. We live in Hot Springs, AR and he's been through all his Rx (chemo, chest radiation, & PCI).
He had only two lesions. one in the right upper lung and one in the lymph of the mediastinum and he is now NED. I know I should be happy, grateful, etc., but I still keep looking over my shoulder, waiting for the other shoe to drop. I am so fearful and realized I need to talk with others that have had the same experience.
I need to hear from other SCLC, especially those in my place who are married to someone with the illness. How do you get past this?
Thanx so much
July 07 - Unable to get needle Bx of 1.2 cm mass rt. upper lung or Bx of mediatianal mass 1.3cm, so a right upper lobe removal was done on my husband SCLC.
Chemo X5 treatments started 3 weeks after surgery Carbo & Etopiside. Concurrent radiation to the chest also done
Nov 07 had PCI
Sailed throught the surgery, radiation, and chemo.
Post PCI is when he started the fatigue and short term memory loss. It's been 4 weeks since PCI and severe fatigue continues with 2 long naps per day and nodding off for the rest of the day.
Jn 1, 2008 Today is 5 weeks from radiation. He continues with fatigue and now is starting to lose weight. He was always able to maintain, but now losing.