sferguson Posted December 13, 2007 Share Posted December 13, 2007 Hi everyone... I have been reading and reading for days now and have to say this forum has helped me to get to this point. A little background since I'm brand new... My mom was diagnosed with Small cell lung cancer on December 6th, 2007. All we received was a phone call from the Internal Medicine Doctor who gave us very little explanation other than the fact this was incurable and then gave us the terrible statistics regarding survival. With that information, I began to search, and as I'm sure you all know, found very little positive information. I think I succeeded in scaring the daylights out of myself and most of my family based on the information that I found, but I kept looking and I found you all!!! Today we met with the oncologist for the first time. He reviewed the CT scans with us and right now, we are hoping it is still limited to her right lung. We are scheduled to do a bone scan on Monday and hoping for the best results. We are set to begin chemo asap. She has been experiencing excruciating pain in her chest, so we are hopeful that the chemo can help to eliminate some of the discomfort. Is this normal? I can't help but worry the bone scan will not turn out well b/c she has so much pain in that area. It has been hard to keep her positive right now. I'm hoping it is still just the shock and eventually she will become more of a fighter. She is only 49 years old and her biggest concern is never seeing her grandchildren. I have read the information in this forum and found myself in so many other peoples' journeys. You are all a life saver! I am trying to get my mom to get on here because I think the support is just what she needs. I will try to post more often. I just wanted to thank you all and let you know the difference you are making for anyone lucky enough to come across this site. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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