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PaulaC

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  1. Hey guys its been awhile since I've posted. It's really a different world right now. I'm like the rest of you staying at home or going to one of my sons and watching a granddaughter. My husband still works but was furloughed until last week which makes us both nervous. He's 72 and works at the airport. The only good thing about his job is it's not around a lot of people. We've been talking and have pretty much decided that when I go on medicare he'll retire. Medicare is another thing that worries me. I'm lucky to see one of the grand babies because they were quarantined and working from home. We haven't seen my other son, his wife and their kids since January. My daughter moved to Las Vegas for work in January so not only is she in a new city by herself we can go see her. I'm nervous about things opening up the virus getting worse. You guys stay safe and take care.
  2. It’s a journey that’s for sure. It’s awesome to celebrate your year anniversary with you! Here’s to a clear scan in April👍🏼🙏🙏
  3. Good luck today and I’m praying for a smooth treatment with little or no side effects. Take Care
  4. Thanks Michelle, I’m so relieved and excited to just forget test for a while. 😁
  5. Brain MRI clear! NED next scan 3 months.
  6. I’m with Tom, I just try not to stress eat! brain MRI tomorrow and trying to stay positive. 🙏🙏🙏
  7. Hello Robert, I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s diagnosis. I read in your other post that it was found after going to the doc for allergies. Thats how we found mine. Thankfully before it was any larger. I think the craziest time was the couple months before treatment started. I know I felt like no one had any urgency and I stressed out. Just try to remember that they’ll do a number of test and everything takes time. This forum saved me when I was thinking the worse. if you have questions just ask and also I read older post that help me know I wasn’t alone. Take Care Paula
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    Kate7617

    I was told by my doctor to get one.
  9. No treatment after the surgery. I had cancerous lymph nodes close to my Esophagus and the radiation caused a lot of scar tissue. I was referred to a digestive health doctor that did a procedure to stretch my esophagus. I had that done twice and still get choked if I’m not careful. I also have a little side effect with my toes after chemo but not really bad. The after effects of my surgery are really not bad. I had an open lobectoctomy so I have numbness under my breast that I’m told will probably stay that way. I feel like I hear myself breathing more than I did before but heck that could be our Texas allergies. I have to say that my after effects are so minimal that most the time I can forget about being a cancer patient and live my new normal life. Scan time and doctors appointments are the most nerve racking.
  10. I’m sorry for you loss Harold. I don’t know what treatments she ended up receiving but I know all were praying for her.
  11. PaulaC

    Mally

    Awesome news congratulations!
  12. Yes to both questions! I had a couple things show up on the bone scan but both were ruled has Arthritis. Hip and Left lower clavicle. I was told I was clear but my doctor is pretty cautious about saying cancer free. He tells me he’ll be seeing me for a long time. I personally am fine with that so if anything pops up we can take care of it. Oh and when this whole journey started I was told that because the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes I probably wouldn’t be able to have the surgery. When I got results from chemo/radiation the surgeon agreed to do the surgery. 😁
  13. Jane, my situation was like Donna’s. I was 3b and did chemo/radiation to shrink the tumor, lymph nodes and than surgery. Oct 5th marked a year anniversary from surgery and so far I’m NED. I’m feeling great and everyday I feel better.
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    Kate7617

    I feel like that every time I leave his office. I think it’s because he never says all clear. I have areas that show up and he says not to worry that’s his job.
  15. Bob, you’ve got this! I’m sending positive thoughts your way. Take Care Paula
  16. I was diagnosed with the nsclc 3B squamous cell, also in the lymph nodes. I was told up front that surgery wasn’t an option because of the location of the lymph nodes. After going through chemo and radiation and which shrank the main tumor and killed the cancer in my lymph nodes I was able to have surgery. The surgeon decided he could do the surgery and remove the main tumor. The surgery was done October 5, 2018 and the lymph nodes removed showed no evidence of desease. The main tumor had shrunk to 1.5 cm and with the lobectomy to remove it I’m now NED. My last two pet scans and 2 ct scans have been clear. I pray the same results for your father.
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    Esophagitis

    Good morning Jane, I experienced terrible esophagitis and the scar tissue caused swallowing problems. I ended up being referred to a digestive heath doctor and she did a procedure to stretch my esophagus. This was done two different times before it worked. Its been almost a year and I still have problems sometimes. I hope you figure out something soon.
  18. I experienced terrible bone pain in the same cocktail. I never found relief other than hot baths and rubbing a lotion on my feet and legs that had a pain killer in it.
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