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Fred G

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Fred G last won the day on October 17 2017

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  1. Wow, thanks so much for the uplifting info regarding Opdivo. To give you a little background on my adventure, I was first diagnosed with Stage 2 NSCLC in January of 2017. I went through radiation (36 treatments) and chemotherapy (6 treatments); and was cleared and active treatment was ended. At the time of completing treatment, it was decided that I would have a CT scan after 6 weeks to ensure that all remained clear. The first CT scan remained clear; then it came time for CT #2. CT#2 indicated some fluid showing up in the right lung, which is the lung which had the cancer. My Oncologist contacted my Pulmonologist to perform a bronchoscopy to ffing out what was going on. Well, the bronchoscopy indicated some moisture and the pulmonologist's took several tissue samples which came back okay. Then after my most recent CT scan, it was detected that the NSCLC had come back and was now at Stage 4. It was determined at that time that, we would initiate immunotherapy using Opdivo, since on the last CT they were able to identify some PL-D1 markers. So beginning tomorrow (06/18/2018), I will be undergoing training on the Opdivo program, and hope to start with the infusion process on Thursday (06/19/2018).
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    Thanks, Tom! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
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    Judy - Thanks for the info regarding thr anti-constipation med. I am sure that many of our peers will be happy for the info! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  4. You've got this!!! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
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    Thank you for the info on Prunelax. Can we buy it over-the-counter? Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  6. Hey Carol - As a "rookie" in this fight with cancer, I have also got many questions, but I can promise you this, not only do you have a vast amount of knowledge within this site; But, asking us to hold you and yours up in PRAYER, well, let me tell you this, you have now jumped into "Daniel and his Lion's Den" for the prayer warriors to become engaged! Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  7. JWH - I am a Cancer "rookie" with Stage 2 non-small cell adenocarcinoma, so all of this is "new" territory for me. Based on that information, I am sitting here listening to all of the info like a "sponge", and trying to retain as much as I can. But I can honestly say, and I do firmly believe that you have joined the finest forum on this subject; additionally, you have already spoken to (via writing) to two of the most knowledgeable and caring individuals on this subject that there are, but I also want you to know that in the short period that I have been a member of this "family", you will find many, many, many more members that will be contributing to your new "bump in the road" and WE are all cheering for each other to have a positive testimonial when it is all said and done. Lastly always be positive and faithful in your healing process. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  8. Outstanding, Mally! I am so, so happy for you! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  9. wwroam - I agree with Tom on getting the port, I have already had 1 chemo treatment and I am sincerely thankful that my "cutter" and my chemo doctor made it happen! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  10. Fred G

    Thank you

    Susan - You are very special as far as I'm concerned, along with Lauren & Tom because you three were the first ones to respond to me when I first put my health issues on the forum, for all of these strangers (lol) to know. Please allow me one more minute to THANK ALL OF YOU THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE LUNGEVITY FAMILY! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  11. Hey Mally! Know that we are all on our knees praying for your GREAT Report! However, I do have a question, "what are you going to do with all of that free time after you get your Great Report? I am really, really, really HAPPY FOR YOU! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  12. Just wanted to thank all for this valuable information regarding what I may expect during my treatment phase, as I began my 3D Radiation on my right lung yesterday and I am now receiving my first chemo treatment (Paclitaxel, Carboplatin) this morning. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  13. Way to go, wwroam, that is GREAT NEWS! I begin my radiation and chemo next week, so I guess that I will be jumping in to the shallow end of the pool! I will keep ya'll posted and will be listening for all of the tips that will be forthcoming!! Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks, Dave for the update. I know that you have probably had many folks tell you that you have been through tougher things than this, the problem with that is I was 18, 19, and 20 years old when I was going through it! But now I am 69 years old and I am wondering where all of that "get up and go", "got up and went!" Thanks again for the update and take real good care of yourself. Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
  15. Hey Dave! Thank you so much for the update, it is really important to me as a Cancer rookie; but also because you are a "brother in arms". Additionally, I will be starting my chemo/radiation therapy shortly. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
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