Hi Debra Ann - This is the best place to be. I've tried some other support over the past year and this is the place that is bookmarked. Everyone I have met in this virtual world is fantastic.
What a change to your life, the cancer and the move. You have a lot to adjust to. What you are doing is wonderful and your dad I'm sure is so appreciative.
I think the beginning is very scary, the adjustment is huge. But I wouldn't trade being here for anything - I value each day in a new way.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Kathleen
Husband: Glenn, Stage IV Adenocarcinoma, both lungs, spot in left hip. Former heavy smoker. Quit smoking August '08!
11.18.09 Started maintenance chemo - alimta only.
10.30.09 - One year since we found out Stage IV. Cancer is STABLE with no progression!
August - October - long SLOW recovery. From bedridden to a walker to a cane, and now Glenn is walking and driving!
7.31.09 PET Scan shows improvement EVERYWHERE!
May-August 09 - MANY trips to the hospital for side effects from platinum chemo - autonomic neuropathy is the worst. Went to inpatient rehab.
4.15.09 Improvement with mets. 2 more rounds of Cisplatin/Gemzar/Avastin combo
2.12.09 Start Cisplatin,Gemzar, Avastin combo
1.29.09 PET Scan showed spot in hip sliightly larger and two new small spots in ribs
1.30.09 Bronchoscopy showed no new cancer in lungs
1.19.09 - follow-up CT Scan, two tumors shrinking, signs of lung infiltration - bronchoscopy scheduled
11.13.08 - Chemo begins- carboplatin, taxol, avastin, 3 wk cycles
10.31.08 - PET Scan - three masses, hot spots around pulmonary nodules, 1 hot spot in left hip
10.24.08 - Needle Biopsy - positive for adenocarcinoma
10.10.08 - Bronchoscopy - negative for cancer, infection
9.27.08 - Abnomal chest CT
9.25.08 - Abnormal Chest x-ray
9.24.08 - PCP for pneumonia
8.08 - feet swelling, both feet