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Susan Cornett

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  1. I had an appointment with Super Doc on Thursday. He said to stay home as long as my job will allow me too - he said the risk of exposure is just too high. He's hopeful a vaccine will make some impact but that won't be a reality for 6 to 12 months, so I'm home until then. I told him I was more scared of the virus than a lung cancer recurrence because I felt sure the virus would kill me. He said it would.  He also quashed my trip - I knew he would and I knew it was the right thing to do. Still sucks.

    Hope you all continue to stay safe!

  2. Tom,

    I should have hired you as my new consultant with your knowledge of travel insurance.  As much as I don't want to admit it, I'm pretty sure I'm home for the long haul. My husband and I are considering an RV as a travel option because we can get away but not be reliant on others to clean up after us, feed us, etc. 

    I'm with you - I didn't beat lung cancer to get taken out by this, either. I have plans!

  3. The logical part of my brain knows the SBRT is the way to go.  In addition to the article you shared, I found a lot of great articles about it; very promising.  But today is one of those days - I'm tired/anxious/frustrated/done with cancer and have spent the day in tears.  The last couple of weeks have been stressful with appointments and scans and waiting.  Just ready to get this treatment under my belt and get out of my own head!  

  4. Almost every day, a friend on Facebook shares a story that doctors won't cure cancer because they and big pharma make too much money.  Well, guess what?  Those drugs and that surgeon saved my life and I am eternally grateful for the time I have.  Without either of those, I likely wouldn't be here today.  I have looked into other options, but certainly not in place of but instead in conjunction with my treatment.  Part of being your own advocate is researching treatment and determining what is snake oil and what's real.

  5. Hi, Mike.  I started my journey with the pulmonologist.  I had a nagging cough and, as an asthma patient, already had a pulmonologist.  I had been to the ER, though, and had a CT that showed my mass.  He referred me to a wonderful surgeon who in turn referred me to an even better oncologist following my surgery.  Here's hoping that it is anything but lung cancer.

  6. As usual, your post is enlightening for me.  I'm flying next month for the first time since my lobectomy and wondered about cabin pressure.  I usually drive to this particular destination but due to lingering fatigue (lovingly referred to as my chemo hangover), my docs thought it best that I not make the long drive.  That said, I'll be prepared for the flight after reading your post.  Three of my physicians have said that it can take a full year to recover from a lobectomy, but I'll take that discomfort over the alternative every day.  Thank you, Tom, for being a light in this otherwise dark tunnel.  

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