ma's kid Posted August 24, 2005 Share Posted August 24, 2005 Hello to all! My name is Libby and my mom was just recently dx'd with NSCLC. She's 82 years young and went in to for her regular GYN appointment. Her doc noticed a small *mass* near her collar bone and wanted to have it x rayed. Turned out to be nothing but arthritis (calcification near the bone?)but the xray caught a piece of the left upper lobe of her lung and there was the dreaded nodule. Long story short...she went in for a mediastinoscopy/biopsy and the path report was NSCLC, stage IIIa. It's been quite a journey for my mom and our entire family. We lost my dad to colon cancer four years ago and this just brings back so many memories. Prior to all of this, she was playing golf two to three times a week, and doing lots of traveling and in great health (or so we all thought) She really did not have any symptoms other than slight fatigue but she kept saying to all of us *heck, I am 82..what do you expect* I am so proud of her..she is being a real trooper and has a really great attitude. She said from the beginning, if the radiation/chemo made her more fatigued, nauseated, etc..she was just going to pretend she was pregnant. So, everyday when I call, I ask her how the baby is. I am so very grateful to have found this board. I have been reading here for a few weeks and want to say thank you to each and every one of you. I feel very fortunate to *walk this path* with all of you. Coming here, is such a comfort to me. I know I must be strong for my mom but I get scared sometimes and profoundly sad. God Bless you all Lib Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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