Ellen in PA Posted January 6, 2009 Share Posted January 6, 2009 Hi folks. Well, December 26 was one year since I was dx with Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the lungs, with mets to lymph nodes, pelvis, and salivary gland and later to the L3 vertebra. My treatment has consisted of 14 radiation sessions to the pelvis and spine (for pain and to prevent fractures and nerve damage) and monthly infusions of Zometa (since the rad tx). Oh, and a few weeks ago I had the salivary gland removed because it was bothering me and only afterward learned that it was malignant. (The original biopsy a year ago was negative, because they didn't go deep enough, duh.) I still feel fine, still have no cough or breathing problems, and am still enjoying my Marlboros. Of course, this is all subject to change without notice -- but that's always true with LC, and so I'm very grateful for the advice I got that helped me decide to forego chemotherapy and chest radiation and all the attendant nightmares. I know we're all supposed to be 'fighters' so I guess I'm fighting by enjoying this period of my life. Happy New Year to you all. Ellen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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