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I found this site back in April when my father in law was diagnosed with Ext sclc. I never posted, but I did alot of reading :D . He past away Sept 19th at 62 years old. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that a month later I'd be fighting the battle with my 51 year old mom :cry: . I'm still in the shocked phase, but taking it one day at a time.

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Thank you all for the warm welcomes. Like I said I'm still in the "shocked" phase, but luckily (or unluckily, however you look at it)I know alot of the questions to ask the various doctors. I've already had mom's oncologist ask if I'm a nurse.

I'm very much in the denial stage as well. I've always thought we had "very good genes"...both my grand parents (mom's parents) are still alive (84 and 81). Grandfather (84) has lived through 2 heart attacks, 4 strokes, and a triple bypass, and was working 40 hours a week until the last stoke (12/05). Grandmother's father lived to 87 even with tuberculosis. Grandfather's uncle just past away a few years ago at 102...Grandmother smoked until she was 75 and didn't develop any health problems until she quit...Even the immediate family members who died younger, were all atleast in their mid to late 60's. I just never though this would happen to us, to me... I'm to the point of thinking, maybe we've just had too much good luck, it's someone else's turn.

Really, tonight, I'm just rambling. I went out with hubby for Halloween and had a few drinks. I hope you all understand, in fact, I'm sure you do :D Goodnight all! Tomorrow is another day!

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Hi, Chelsea, welcome to the group.

I had a different chemo regimen, but I'm sure there are others here who've had the same drugs as your mom is starting. There will probably be side effect questions before long, so be sure to post whenever something comes up. Also, I suggest you check out onctalk.com for excellent and authoritative info on the more technical medical issues.

By the way, thanks for putting the caption below the picture in your profile. Without that I'd have been hard pressed figuring out who was who!



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