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    Donna G got a reaction from Susanrae in Happy New Year   
    May we all feel love and happiness today.  
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Trying to find our way forward   
    Hello Ed's  wife.  Glad you found us.  This is a rough journey.  I started with chemo and daily radiation.  
    I also had an overactive thyroid gland that also was making me loose weight.  That had to be wiped out.
    As Susan said they did encourage me to eat lots of calories,  Shakes, puddings, ice cream etc Things easy to get down. 
    Also I took anti nausea meds before chemo.   I truly hope that Ed responds well to his treatment . I don't know what stage he is 
    but I was Stage 3 B .  It took about 6 months or treatment but it worked for me and I am still here to talk to you.
    Keep us posted.
     
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Sillycat1957 in Pet scan & pathology results back   
    I pray you respond well to this treatment.  I was also Stage 3B .  The tumor shrunk with 2 chemos and radiation..  I was able to have a lobectomy .  
    Then as was planned I had more chemo after I finished treatlment in the spring of 1998 and have been cancer free since then.
    Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Robert A. in Pet scan & pathology results back   
    I pray you respond well to this treatment.  I was also Stage 3B .  The tumor shrunk with 2 chemos and radiation..  I was able to have a lobectomy .  
    Then as was planned I had more chemo after I finished treatlment in the spring of 1998 and have been cancer free since then.
    Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Pet scan & pathology results back   
    I pray you respond well to this treatment.  I was also Stage 3B .  The tumor shrunk with 2 chemos and radiation..  I was able to have a lobectomy .  
    Then as was planned I had more chemo after I finished treatlment in the spring of 1998 and have been cancer free since then.
    Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Susan Cornett in Chemo before and after lobectomy   
    Jane I had Cisplatin and it did caused nerve damage especially in my feet--Neuropathy-.  My feet especially are weird.
    They are not really numb but more like they are more sensitive and can't interpret what they feel correctly.
    If they touch something on the floor they panic.  They don't like shoes they are not use to .   I don't walk with bare feet !
    I were the same style of shoes so they are use to the feel.    I also have broken ribs from the surgery that never healed so
    I don't wear anything that sqeezes my chest.  I have adapted to this new normal and life does go on !
    Donna G
     
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Chemo before and after lobectomy   
    Jane I had Cisplatin and it did caused nerve damage especially in my feet--Neuropathy-.  My feet especially are weird.
    They are not really numb but more like they are more sensitive and can't interpret what they feel correctly.
    If they touch something on the floor they panic.  They don't like shoes they are not use to .   I don't walk with bare feet !
    I were the same style of shoes so they are use to the feel.    I also have broken ribs from the surgery that never healed so
    I don't wear anything that sqeezes my chest.  I have adapted to this new normal and life does go on !
    Donna G
     
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    Donna G got a reaction from JCM in Chemo before and after lobectomy   
    hi Jane.  I was Stage 3B when I was diagnosed in Dec. 1997.   My Doctor 's plan was chemo and radiation , If the tumor shrunk,
    which it did, I would have surgery followed by more chemo.   I have been cancer free since then , 21 years . 
    Best wishes to you.  I hope a new plan will work for you.
     
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from LouT in Kate7617   
    Kate I hope your results  show good results.  I am a Stage 3B  survivor now for 21 years !
    Please keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Kate7617 in Kate7617   
    Kate I hope your results  show good results.  I am a Stage 3B  survivor now for 21 years !
    Please keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Roz in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Danielle I believe nursing was my call in life from when I was a small child.  After I got back to work I was in what they call the 
    "Float Pool" .  When I got to work they would tell me where they needed me that day.  One day I was told I was to go to ICU ( Intensive care unit) 
    There they told me I had a second patient coming shortly from surgery that just had a lobectomy for lung cancer .  She arrived and as she got more alert
    we sure started talking.  She attended my church.  I shared I really knew what she was going through.  The talk continued.  We ran into each other  I told her about 
    our local support group..  Later we became good friends. My friend was diagnosed again 5 yrs later with a different NSCLC.  Then 5 yrs ago would you believe a third 
    NSCLC  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     She has survived 3 times  !!!!!!!!!!!    Would you also believe she asked me to go for lunch today to celebrate my birthday !
    She is not the only person assigned to me over the years.  In some ways it was a blessing to my nursing career to be to have had that experience.
    take care,   Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Roz in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Hello DFK.  I never was treated with Durvalumab .  I am  a retired RN.  I worked at Slidell Memorial years ago .  My husband was in the Navy.
    My husband moved me 17 times. 
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Lung Cancer in December 1997. I had Chemo 's  , Radiation, later surgery then more chemo. I was 50 years old then.
    I worked as an RN until I was 67 years old.
    Tomorrow is  my Birthday, and I will be  ------------- 72  !!!
    Hope you respond well to this chemo.  Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Danielle I believe nursing was my call in life from when I was a small child.  After I got back to work I was in what they call the 
    "Float Pool" .  When I got to work they would tell me where they needed me that day.  One day I was told I was to go to ICU ( Intensive care unit) 
    There they told me I had a second patient coming shortly from surgery that just had a lobectomy for lung cancer .  She arrived and as she got more alert
    we sure started talking.  She attended my church.  I shared I really knew what she was going through.  The talk continued.  We ran into each other  I told her about 
    our local support group..  Later we became good friends. My friend was diagnosed again 5 yrs later with a different NSCLC.  Then 5 yrs ago would you believe a third 
    NSCLC  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     She has survived 3 times  !!!!!!!!!!!    Would you also believe she asked me to go for lunch today to celebrate my birthday !
    She is not the only person assigned to me over the years.  In some ways it was a blessing to my nursing career to be to have had that experience.
    take care,   Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Isabelle49 in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Danielle I believe nursing was my call in life from when I was a small child.  After I got back to work I was in what they call the 
    "Float Pool" .  When I got to work they would tell me where they needed me that day.  One day I was told I was to go to ICU ( Intensive care unit) 
    There they told me I had a second patient coming shortly from surgery that just had a lobectomy for lung cancer .  She arrived and as she got more alert
    we sure started talking.  She attended my church.  I shared I really knew what she was going through.  The talk continued.  We ran into each other  I told her about 
    our local support group..  Later we became good friends. My friend was diagnosed again 5 yrs later with a different NSCLC.  Then 5 yrs ago would you believe a third 
    NSCLC  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     She has survived 3 times  !!!!!!!!!!!    Would you also believe she asked me to go for lunch today to celebrate my birthday !
    She is not the only person assigned to me over the years.  In some ways it was a blessing to my nursing career to be to have had that experience.
    take care,   Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Introducing...   
    Hello Marybelle.  I have had lung cancer, my husband did,  I am a nurse and cared for people with lung cancer but----
    that's new to me.  I googled it and sure enough it can be a primary tumor in the lung.  Also the sites said it is very rare.
    I am so glad you are going to Rochester, MN.  There are great Doctors there.  Are you going to a Mayo Clinic affiliate ?  They have 
    a great hospital and do great research.  Let us know how it goes with your husband.  
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from PaulaC in Caring for mum with LC met to brain   
    Wookey  welcome to our group.  I was confused when I started reading your post.  
    In the USA we refer to sclc as an abbreviation of small cell lung cancer, that is not operable.  
    Later you talk of squamous cell  soooo----  she really has NSCLC  ( non small cell lung cancer) 
    If she had it removed from her lung , are they not able to remove the brain tumor or at least treat it 
    with radiation or something. That would really improve her prognosis.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Caring for mum with LC met to brain   
    Wookey  welcome to our group.  I was confused when I started reading your post.  
    In the USA we refer to sclc as an abbreviation of small cell lung cancer, that is not operable.  
    Later you talk of squamous cell  soooo----  she really has NSCLC  ( non small cell lung cancer) 
    If she had it removed from her lung , are they not able to remove the brain tumor or at least treat it 
    with radiation or something. That would really improve her prognosis.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Barb1260 in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Danielle I believe nursing was my call in life from when I was a small child.  After I got back to work I was in what they call the 
    "Float Pool" .  When I got to work they would tell me where they needed me that day.  One day I was told I was to go to ICU ( Intensive care unit) 
    There they told me I had a second patient coming shortly from surgery that just had a lobectomy for lung cancer .  She arrived and as she got more alert
    we sure started talking.  She attended my church.  I shared I really knew what she was going through.  The talk continued.  We ran into each other  I told her about 
    our local support group..  Later we became good friends. My friend was diagnosed again 5 yrs later with a different NSCLC.  Then 5 yrs ago would you believe a third 
    NSCLC  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     She has survived 3 times  !!!!!!!!!!!    Would you also believe she asked me to go for lunch today to celebrate my birthday !
    She is not the only person assigned to me over the years.  In some ways it was a blessing to my nursing career to be to have had that experience.
    take care,   Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from hope16 in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Hello DFK.  I never was treated with Durvalumab .  I am  a retired RN.  I worked at Slidell Memorial years ago .  My husband was in the Navy.
    My husband moved me 17 times. 
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Lung Cancer in December 1997. I had Chemo 's  , Radiation, later surgery then more chemo. I was 50 years old then.
    I worked as an RN until I was 67 years old.
    Tomorrow is  my Birthday, and I will be  ------------- 72  !!!
    Hope you respond well to this chemo.  Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from PaulaC in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Danielle I believe nursing was my call in life from when I was a small child.  After I got back to work I was in what they call the 
    "Float Pool" .  When I got to work they would tell me where they needed me that day.  One day I was told I was to go to ICU ( Intensive care unit) 
    There they told me I had a second patient coming shortly from surgery that just had a lobectomy for lung cancer .  She arrived and as she got more alert
    we sure started talking.  She attended my church.  I shared I really knew what she was going through.  The talk continued.  We ran into each other  I told her about 
    our local support group..  Later we became good friends. My friend was diagnosed again 5 yrs later with a different NSCLC.  Then 5 yrs ago would you believe a third 
    NSCLC  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     She has survived 3 times  !!!!!!!!!!!    Would you also believe she asked me to go for lunch today to celebrate my birthday !
    She is not the only person assigned to me over the years.  In some ways it was a blessing to my nursing career to be to have had that experience.
    take care,   Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Opal in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Hello DFK.  I never was treated with Durvalumab .  I am  a retired RN.  I worked at Slidell Memorial years ago .  My husband was in the Navy.
    My husband moved me 17 times. 
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Lung Cancer in December 1997. I had Chemo 's  , Radiation, later surgery then more chemo. I was 50 years old then.
    I worked as an RN until I was 67 years old.
    Tomorrow is  my Birthday, and I will be  ------------- 72  !!!
    Hope you respond well to this chemo.  Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Robert Macaulay in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Hello DFK.  I never was treated with Durvalumab .  I am  a retired RN.  I worked at Slidell Memorial years ago .  My husband was in the Navy.
    My husband moved me 17 times. 
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Lung Cancer in December 1997. I had Chemo 's  , Radiation, later surgery then more chemo. I was 50 years old then.
    I worked as an RN until I was 67 years old.
    Tomorrow is  my Birthday, and I will be  ------------- 72  !!!
    Hope you respond well to this chemo.  Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from Tom Galli in Valuable patient experiences and support with Durvalumab Forum   
    Hello DFK.  I never was treated with Durvalumab .  I am  a retired RN.  I worked at Slidell Memorial years ago .  My husband was in the Navy.
    My husband moved me 17 times. 
    I was diagnosed with Stage 3 B Lung Cancer in December 1997. I had Chemo 's  , Radiation, later surgery then more chemo. I was 50 years old then.
    I worked as an RN until I was 67 years old.
    Tomorrow is  my Birthday, and I will be  ------------- 72  !!!
    Hope you respond well to this chemo.  Keep us posted.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from judyb75 in HI just joined today and just diagnosed July 2,2019   
    Hi Judy,  Welcome.  I did not have SCLC but from local lung cancer support group and also here I know  many  with that diagnosis. 
    I also know several who have survived of 15 years after getting treatments,  Praying you also respond well . Keep us posted on 
    how you are doing.
    Donna G
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    Donna G got a reaction from LouT in HI just joined today and just diagnosed July 2,2019   
    Hi Judy,  Welcome.  I did not have SCLC but from local lung cancer support group and also here I know  many  with that diagnosis. 
    I also know several who have survived of 15 years after getting treatments,  Praying you also respond well . Keep us posted on 
    how you are doing.
    Donna G
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