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    PaulaC got a reaction from Deb W in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Deb W in Two year survivor!   
    All the scans are done and I'll get results Monday March 2nd. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Deb W in Two year survivor!   
    I’ve been outbof the loop for awhile but wanted to give an update. 
    Today marks two years since I was diagnosed and I’ve been NED for a year and half. I have my next ct scan in a couple weeks and looking forward to positive results.
    I need to get in here and catch up with you all. 
    Take Care
    Paula
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Tom Galli in One Year Today   
    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👍🏼🙏🙏
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Deb W in One Year Today   
    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👍🏼🙏🙏
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    PaulaC reacted to Deb W in One Year Today   
    Dear friends,
    One year ago today I was diagnosed with Stage 1B Adenocarcinoma lung cancer. After my diagnosis, I had an upper left lobectomy on March 22, 2019.  I didn’t have chemo or radiation because as far as they could tell, they were able to get it all out with surgery. Thank you for being such a wonderful support system during this chaotic time in my life.  Lung cancer is not any easy topic to talk about.   This group has been so helpful to me.
    As I began to educate myself on lung cancer, I realized that I was lucky to have been diagnosed at Stage 1b – it was an incidental finding – I had no symptoms.   I’ve had two post surgery CT’s and one looked iffy and I had to go through another PET…but ultimately I was told that at this time there is no evidence of disease – and I am grateful. Like many of you, I wait with anxiety at each 6- month scan.  I’m due for one again in April.
    I’m  contributing to research by participating in studies related to identifying a gene that may have contributed to getting lung cancer.  I had a brother and a sister who passed away from lung cancer at ages 54 and 59 and lost another brother at 52 with a different type of cancer.
     Since my diagnosis I’ve become deeply aware of the fact that life is precious, and I’m becoming really good at doing things now rather than waiting as if I have forever to do what I want to do. It's a good way to live even if you haven't had a cancer diagnosis!  I’ve learned some things too…the importance of recognizing the people who were there for me and telling them how much I appreciate them… and then there were those who disappeared which was painful but still an important lesson.
    Thanks for your wisdom and support.
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    PaulaC reacted to Moonbeam in Checking in and missing not updating   
    Want to hear how everyone is doing? Praying everyone is well and managing with lots of strength and determination. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t miss my husband. His service is this weekend. A month exactly from when he passed. 😩
    I want to make sure that everyone hears me when I say “you got this” and don’t think that my husband’s story is an outcome for anyone who is fighting this battle. Yes, it happens but LC didn’t get him. He passed from complications Ie. Aspiration Pneumonia. I’m still shocked and completely heartbroken but I truly believe the advances with this disease are incredible. Keep fighting. Keep being positive. Keep the strength and know “you got this!” Sending so much love
    XX
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    PaulaC reacted to D iane in Update   
    We applied for SSDI right away, we were approved in 30 days or so BUT don't for one minute ever think the government is going to give you your money back right away.  We were told to expect the 1st check in MAY 2020.  Benefit is 6 months from approval, then another 3 weeks to get into the check cycle.  I've heard there's some sort of compassion request you can make, we haven't done that yet.   
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    PaulaC reacted to Curt in 1 Year Today   
    Exactly one year post lobectomy and cancer free.  It’s strange how scared I am to write those words for fear that I’m going to “jinx”it.  One year later I still have a little bit of numbness on my side and it still feels tight when I cough and sneeze.  Minor given the circumstances.  I feel grateful for where I am.  I have a follow-up CT scan next month and I’ll be nervous.  Part of my new normal.
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    PaulaC reacted to Susanrae in Two year survivor!   
    Very happy for you Paula!😁
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    PaulaC reacted to LouT in Two year survivor!   
    Great news Paula!
    Lou
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    PaulaC reacted to BridgetO in Two year survivor!   
    Yay Paula!
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    PaulaC reacted to Steff in Two year survivor!   
    Congrats Paula!
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    PaulaC reacted to Rower Michelle in Two year survivor!   
    The Grateful Dead got it right- and a long strange trip it’s been!  So happy for you Paula! 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Steff in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Lisa L in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from TJM in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from LUNGevityKristin in Two year survivor!   
    Just got home from the doctor and happy to say all test show cancer free!!  I’m now starting 6 months instead of every 3. 
    Thanks  for the support everyone it’s a crazy journey. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Lisa L in Two year survivor!   
    I’ve been outbof the loop for awhile but wanted to give an update. 
    Today marks two years since I was diagnosed and I’ve been NED for a year and half. I have my next ct scan in a couple weeks and looking forward to positive results.
    I need to get in here and catch up with you all. 
    Take Care
    Paula
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Two year survivor!   
    All the scans are done and I'll get results Monday March 2nd. 
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    PaulaC reacted to Susan Cornett in Breathe Deep Denton   
    Join me, Paula!
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    PaulaC got a reaction from Susan Cornett in CT results   
    That’s fantastic news girl!!!’
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    PaulaC reacted to Susan Cornett in CT results   
    Got my scan results today and I remain NED! I've been cancer free for 18 months. So, to those of you who are new or scared or both, know this: I was diagnosed as a stage IV patient 4 years ago. You can do this. 
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    PaulaC got a reaction from hope16 in Two year survivor!   
    I’ve been outbof the loop for awhile but wanted to give an update. 
    Today marks two years since I was diagnosed and I’ve been NED for a year and half. I have my next ct scan in a couple weeks and looking forward to positive results.
    I need to get in here and catch up with you all. 
    Take Care
    Paula
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