UncleDoug Posted March 23, 2005 Share Posted March 23, 2005 Everyone: I found this site this morning, the 22nd, about 4:00 am PDT. Being so new to this disease of ours (I do not yet know my type or stage) my emotional state was one of fear, anxiety and, above all, loneliness. Surely, I thought, I must be the first person down this road. Imagine my feeling when I received over a dozen messages of hope and greeting from you all in a span of 4 hours! I'm such a newbie that I have yet to figure out how to read all my messages and log in/log out! Thank you for your words of encouragement. Today my Doc explained where my tumors were (surrounding the bronchial tube in my left lung and around my right adrenal gland.) He has scheduled me for a needle biopsy early next week which will give both type and stage of my adrenal tumor. My first "meet and greet" with my oncologist is tomorrow. I have family in the area (my brother is a pediatrician locally) and they have been most supportive. In fact my sister-in-law accompanied me to the pulmonologist today. One of my greatest concerns is that I am the family caregiver for my 83 year old mother. She says that she will now take care of me - even to the point of regaining her driving license so that she can ferry me around(!) Wonderful woman, lousy driver. Hope to be in touch with many more of you over the next months. Perhaps there will come a time when I can give words of hope and clarity to another newcomer. By the way, what is a "sticky" post, and does anybody really use those inane "Emoticons" on the left side of the screen? Again, thank you for being here for me. Doug Russell "Uncle Doug" Tacoma, WA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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