Hi, my name is Mary Ann and I live north of Pittsburgh, PA. A routine x-ray for something else led to a CT scan, broncosopy, PET scan and a diagnosis of Stage 4 non small cell adenocarcinoma. I start chemotherapy (alimta, paraplatin, avastin) on Oct. 30th. I will be talking a steroid before the treatment. It was a shock to get this diagnosis as I had no risk factors and feel perfectly fine. No symptoms==starting to get a cough after I eat. My son and daughter in law are captains in the Air Force=they just had a baby in Sept. I resigned from my job so that I could go to Germany where they are stationed and take care of the baby. That is not going to happen now, but my husband and I are going to visit and meet her before treatment starts.
Any feedback or suggestions you have are very welcome. I am feeling positive and very motivated to stay healthy as long as I can.