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LilyAnneLouis

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  1. Good morning everyone, I have only written a couple times in this forum, but I have to express how deeply grateful I am for this resource. My dad passed away last Wednesday and I don't want this to worry anyone or bring anyone else's positive thinking down, but I just had to express that gratitude. Fighting cancer is so difficult. It's not a battle anyone has chosen and fight/battle seems like an inconsiderate way to describe it, because so much of the outcome is out of our control and those who lose the battle are not weak and did not choose to go. My dad was originally given 5 months to
  2. Tom, Thank you so much for reaching out. I ordered the book and I completely agree that consistent counseling is the way to go. I cannot image the pain, both emotionally and physically, that people diagnosed with lung cancer go through. My dad, who already wasn't in great health, has really given this disease a fight and the medicine alone can just annihilate people. There is something so scary about watching someone deteriorate and it has filled me with so many emotions, from anger, to fear, to this deep connection with the planet. As we ride this emotional roller coaster, I feel drained
  3. Hello All, It's been a while since I've been on this site. In all honesty, I have been racked with anxiety for months now and really just need a place to get it off my chest. My dad is in the late stages of NSCLC, we moved him to hospice last week. It has been an emotional roller coaster to say the least. My dad has fluid in his lungs that gets drained every other day or so. He is finally not in a lot of pain. He's on a myriad of medicines and he is getting better sleep, but he is also becoming increasingly confused. He stares off for minutes at a time. He forgets what he is doing or sayi
  4. Good morning, So my father has stage IV nsclc and he has a tumor pressing on a nerve that has caused one vocal chord to paralyze. It makes drinking liquids really challenging. He easily chokes, and cannot speak. In the last two weeks, I'd say he has lost around 10 pounds. My dad is 6 foot 4 and he's down to around 100 pounds. He told me the other day all he had eaten was ice chips and apple sauce. I'm scared for him. I offer to make him smoothies and any food of his choice, I tell him I will pick up whatever he wants. He told me nothing sounds good and when it does, by the time he tries t
  5. Good morning, So my father has stage IV nsclc and he has a tumor pressing on a nerve that has caused one vocal chord to paralyze. It makes drinking liquids really challenging. He easily chokes, and cannot speak. In the last two weeks, I'd say he has lost around 10 pounds. My dad is 6 foot 4 and he's down to around 100 pounds. He told me the other day all he had eaten was ice chips and apple sauce. I'm scared for him. I offer to make him smoothies and any food of his choice, I tell him I will pick up whatever he wants. He told me nothing sounds good and when it does, by the time he tries t
  6. AMay, I am new to this forum, but I wanted to tell you that I think your and your mother's attitudes are the right one. Unfortunately this is a tough disease, but your mom's good health prior to her diagnosis is so crucial. My dad suffers from stage IV nsc, and his health was in bad shape before hand. Even still, he is around a whole year after his diagnosis, one that gave him about 8 months to live. People make it through this. They do. Take care of yourself. Make sure you're doing all you can to be mentally okay so that you can be there for her. Good luck on this journey. Lily
  7. Hi, I am completely new to any forum like this. I'm really looking for comfort in how everyone handles this experience. My father was diagnosed with stage IV NSC lung cancer about a year ago. He started chemo and avastin in February and has rotated those treatments ever since. Recently he had fluid build up around his heart and had to have the fluid drained and then he began immunotherapy injections. Recently his cancer has impacted his larynx, cause one vocal chord to become paralyzed. (This makes eating, swallowing, breathing and coughing really difficult for him.) I am doing my best to
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