BoBennett Posted November 30, 2004 Share Posted November 30, 2004 I still consider myself new with this cancer business and am still learning to understand what is happening. I’m curious as to how others view it. So if y’all don’t mind I will ramble a bit with my question. At the period of my diagnosis the only information I could find on survival, in the mainstream area, was there was a very limited survival time with stage IV LC. That is still all I can find, yet just by looking at this posting board there seems to be many who are years into this and still seem to be doing well. I find it disturbing that the medical community has us all statistically dead and doesn’t speak about those who are past their statistical end, of whom there seems to be many. I am interested to know if there are many advance stage folks who are feeling like they have no disease at all, i.e., symptom free. Personally I went from at the edge to feeling healthy and symptom free, even though, all things considered, the lung area is slightly advancing. Though I am thankful to feel good I'm certainly not understanding what is taking place. I’m not seeing any correlation to survival and habits at least on the positing boards. Most of the folks I know , and have known, with LC are in rough shape. I don’t get that feel on the posting boards. Reviewing the posts, I saw one where the thought that extended chemo was not necessarily a beneficial thing. I have seen this before and it agrees with my understating of treatment. It makes me want to bag the chemo. Anyway I’m beginning to feel somewhat complacent, not a good thing for me, kind of like waiting for the oncoming train to appear from that light at the end of the tunnel. I prefer to charge straightaway at the train. Thanks for listening. Bo Nina, I know what you mean. Happy birthday. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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