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SCLC diagnosis Dec 27, 2005


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went to doctor Nov 22, 2005 with right hip & lower back pain - x-ray of pelvic area done - abnormal

Sent for MRI of Pelvic Area-Message on answering machine before arrived home from test to call doctor.

Appointment set up with Oncologist. Blood work, mammogram, CT Scan done. Abnormal lesions in right ischium, pelvic area, and right lower lumbar spine.

Dec 23, 2005 sent to have bone biopsy on right pelvis area.

Dec 27, 2005 - Oncologists called. Husband and I went to see him and was told the pathologist diagnosed SCLC that had metastasized to right ischium, right pelvic area, and right lower lumbar spine.

Dec 28, 2005 First Chemo treatment. VP-16 & carboplatin

Feb 8, 2006-Have had my 4th chemo treatment today.

I actually feel better than I have in a long time, the pain is hardly noticable unless I do something stupid to remind me. My blood tests are still in the norms, no nausea, no loss of appetite, some hair thinning, and unfortunately a little weight GAIN>

Hard for me to believe I have cancer, my breathing is fine. Have had some mental meltdowns when look at the life span statistics. But all in all I am coping very well, and have a very positive outlook on life. My priorities have changed and I don't sweat the small stuff like before my diagnosis. I have a wonderful support group of family and friends.

Believe me it helps on those down days.

I even told the doctor I would be his miracle girl and put him in the Medical Journals and think he was a little taken back at first cause he didn't know what to say, but then laughed along with me and my husband.

I will keep fighting, I have had many trials (not always medical) in my life that have only made me stronger and I look at this as another one to overcome with positive outcomes.

The hardest part was informing my family especially son and mother. I was more worried about their reaction to my news.

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Don't look at statistics. My dad was diagnosed August of 2004 and he is doing really well today. You wouldn't even know he had cancer except for he wears oxygen at home, but not when he goes out. My dad is a very strong man who is always optimistic. Just stay positive and we are here for you when you need us.



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Hi and welcome here.

I am so sorry for your diangosis. I know how scared you are when you are first diagnosed. Once you start your treatments you will feel better and so will your family.

I am so proud of you. You have this dreaded disease and your outlook is quite bright as your "Addietude" is half the battle.

Keep it up and you may just get written up in the medical journals. :D

You sound like you have a very supportive family. You are so lucky there.

We are always here for you if you need support or have questions.

You may want to put a profile at the end of your posting so we will know you a little better and what kind of LC you have.


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