Tom K Posted January 19, 2006 Share Posted January 19, 2006 I registered a few days ago and immediately posted a note in the “Early Stage” forum. Within a few hours I started receiving several responses all with good and honest advice. While I never wanted to join this club, I am glad I have found so many people willing to help with information, knowledge, encouragement and hope. For me, things happened very fast; 2 weeks after the first symptom and 3 days after diagnosis, I was on the operating table. I didn’t really have time to digest everything I was being told much less validate the information. All I knew was that I had Lung Cancer and I would probably be dead in less than a year. Of course my doctors were very optimistic and encouraging, but I knew that was part of their job. After returning home from the hospital, I spent 3 weeks intensively researching LC and I discovered that I did indeed have a good chance for a complete cure. The web sites I visited all provided tons of useful information and statistics that helped me understand the nature of the disease and what some of my options were. They did not tell me what actually happens to real people. That is why I was so thrilled when I found this site. I reviewed many of the posts and found lots of people asking the same questions I was asking and real people expressing the same fears I was feeling. I was very encouraged by the number of survivors. Their stories offer hope to all of us. This site is great, my hats off to Rick, Katie and the directors. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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