Tanner Posted December 30, 2006 Share Posted December 30, 2006 Hello. I am new to this forum. My wife was diagnosed with nsclc 17 July 2006. I took her to the hospital because she was having chest pain. We went in thinking it was a heart attack and came out with stage IV lung cancer. Mets to spine (4 spots) and in both lungs. Primary is in left upper lobe. In sept one of the most troublesome spots on the spine was radiated and started chemo late sept. Carbo/Taxol every 21 days. After round 3 the oncologist wanted to start Avastin so my wife had a brain MRI to check for brain mets. Our luck has never been that good. 2 spots on the brain. She underwent low dose whole brain radiation (12 days) in Nov and had her 4th chemotherapy in Dec. We are changing our insurance at the first of the year because our current health provider won't cover cyber knife and you can only radiate the brain once a year. And if it shows up again, we wanted the option of cyberknifing it instead of having to live with it. We have 2 small girls - ages 3 and 5. They are very sweet and adorable and just as scared as we are. Well, maybe more. They don't understand the words (not that I do either) and don't understand the whole chemotherapy - taking medicine to make mommy sick that may or may not make mommy well. Again, I'm not sure I get it either. But I do know that if we hadn't have gone to the hospital in July and hadn't started treatment, she might not have been with us to share the holidays. I am simply trying to take care of my family the best that I can and celebrate every day that we are together. Thanks Tanner Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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