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The Caregiver's Plight

Now, long after the commotion of active treatment, my wife and I often share recollections. Martha is my caregiver and for more than 3 years of near constant therapy she held the long thin line. In doing so, she had to confront my anxiety, discomfort and fear. These were variable; the constant foe was my general irascibility towards medical treatment. Now a 12-year survivor, we both laugh at some of my antics. But during treatment, there was high drama to deal with. It is not easy to watch

Tom Galli

Tom Galli

 

Connecting People to Hope

I recently read a quote from a cancer survivor about online support.  "When I stumble, there are so many virtual hands to catch me.”  This is the same sentiment that has been expressed about LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Support Community and the many support groups on Facebook.  People impacted by lung cancer can come online and be embraced by others who have walked the same journey and who understand what they may be going thru. There is power in the written word and from receiving support from a gr

KatieB

KatieB

 

Where Did Everyone Go? When People Disappear From Your Life

Where Did Everyone Go? When people disappear (physically or emotionally) after a cancer diagnosis. I have experienced being someone with cancer and being someone who cared for someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis and neither side is a cakewalk. At LUNGevity HOPE Summit s, we talk a lot about survivorship and family relationships in the Caregivers session and I’ve decided that being the caregiver and managing those relationships can be stress-filled and sometimes heartbreaking.

KatieB

KatieB

 

My name is Eleanor

My name is Eleanor I have cancer, but it is not who I am. I am not a number or the result of a lab test. My name is Eleanor I am a baby at my mothers breast. I am a toddler being thrown high in the air by my father and giggling. I am a young girl playing with my dolls and my trucks. I am a teenage girl going on my first date full of nervous anticipation. I am graduating high school and trying to figure out what next. I am a young woman walking down the aisle with the love of my

Cheryncp123

Cheryncp123

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