beckyg Posted July 1, 2003 Share Posted July 1, 2003 I haven't posted for a while--I have been kind of grumpy, but I have been reading. The good news is that the taxotere is SOOOOO much easier to deal with than the Cisplatin. I have been more active and felt better in the last couple of weeks since I started it than I have since I went under the knife in February. I am hoping for better news in a few weeks when I have another CT scan. More good news is that I am going to teach a class in less than two weeks--after being off from teaching since Valentine's Day. (I could have come back in mid May if the semester hadn't ended about then.) It is going to be so good for me psychologically (and, of course, financially) to get back in class. My daughter and my students keep me sane in normal life, and I have really missed the students in these last six not normal months. I just met another devastated 25 year old with stage IV lung cancer on another board. She hasn't responded to me yet, but I hope she'll come here and meet some of you. The more people close to my age I find with lung cancer--well, in some ways it's comforting to find people who are in shoes more like mine, but it scares me. I know that tobacco is almost certainly not the cause of my cancer, but I don't know what is. I suspect it has something to do with pollution of some kind or another. I like to blame it on the gas guzzling tanks known as SUV's that everyone in Texas seems to drive. It's arbitrary, I know, but I hate the darn things anyway, so why not blame cancer on them? A friend this week driving a nice fuel efficient car totaled her car in a 15 mph accident when she rear ended an SUV whose bumper was WAY above her bumper height. I could rant for days about pollution, fuel economy, US policy, and related issues, but that's not getting my class planned or solving anything. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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