Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Ellen B.

new here

Recommended Posts

Thank you all for posting! You're so supportive, we are very happy to 'be' here!

Henk has an appointment to see a pulmonary doctor (in stead of an oncologist???) next Monday and a second opinion doctor on Tuesday!

Leslie, the website you found was a hit! It was exactly the right website on the right time! Wow, thanks!

I'll keep you posted!

Ellen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ellen,

I want to also give you and Henk a big warm welcome to this support site.

Right now is the scariest part of all, not knowing exactly what you are up against or what is going to happen. Just try to take it one day at a time.

It is not that uncommon (in my experience) for docotor's appointments to go wrong or things to get jumbled up. I don't know why that is, however. But, get used to it. It is part of the frustration. When things go right, it is such a gift!

Try to get copies of everything. Getting ALL doctor's notes can come in quite handy. Get all the reports and read them. Look up words that you don't understand. Get right in the middle of it and get yourself educated as you go. There have been times when I got lazy and did not get notes and paid a small price later. It is best to stay savvy. Keep a place for all of Henk's treatments.

And stay hopeful! Look at all of us surviving on here! There are people who do live with lung cancer everyday.

Cindi o'h

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Ellen- I just wanted to say hi and welcome to you and Henk. I am so glad you found us. Keep posting, you have such a positive spirit about you.

GOD Bless!

Living Life,

Jamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember that a positive attitude is very important. No one knows how long anyone will live. Cancer is not always a death sentence. As you can see here there are many long term survivers.

As you go along it my be very difficult to keep a positive attitude because of the attitude of people you meet and even the medical staff. They all tend to treat lung cancer patients as "dead men walking". That can really make it hard but they don't know everything. Love, hope and faith can really go along way. Add that positive attitude and don't let anyone stop you from moving forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...