shadowrose Posted January 29, 2005 Share Posted January 29, 2005 HI I'm pretty new here, but thought I'd open up and introduce myself. I find that this forum in particular is good for me, because my choices aren't the 'norm'. It's been determined that I likely have lung cancer, with node involvement. Now, most people would want to be aggressive and treat it and all. That's not me. That, in part, is why I've chosen not to do anything other than keep myself comfortable. I don't do pain well, lol. They can give me all the pain meds they want. I'm 44, and have smoked for 30 years. Yeah, stupid, I know. But at this point, I don't see any reason to quit. It won't change anything, ya know? For the majority of people, I run around various forums and suggest tests to request, meds to try- things like that. For many reasons, though, I've chosen not to take my own advice. For me, quality of life, the time that I have left, is much more important that quanity. I'd drather 6 good months to 12 or even more bad ones. I want my daughter to remember good times. Not watching me dealing with the horrors of chemo and radiation. I talked my father into both, and to this day, regret it. I won't do the same to my child, and leave her with those memories. If anyone thinks I'm crazy, I probably am I beat cancer once before, and really don't know if this lung stuff is a repeat of that, or something new. I don't want or need to know. Just thought I'd introduce myself and say Hi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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