hopeful? Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 I have had severe sob for awhile now which gets progressively worse. I am not sure what happens from and hear and to be honest and am afraid to ask. Other than this symptom I really feel so healthy. I was diagnosed 2years ago stage IV and have been receiving chemo since with mixed results. I have several nodules in both lungs; each scan shows some imrovement in some areas and some progression in others. Unfortunately, the areas with progression are the lower lobes which is where most of your breathing "power" comes from. I know this question has been asked a million times but I have never seen an answer that was conclusive. What happens when I can no longer breathe on my own. Righ now if I were to walk 10' I am completely out of breath. I do not want to be put on a respirator yet also do not want to be gasping for breath. I also feel I am too much of a burden on my family of recent especially my 13 yr. old and am not sure if there are facilities that will take on my care which is becoming a 24/7 need. I am not eligible for hospice as I am still seeking treatment and not ready to give that up yet? I would appreciate any ideas/suggestions in these multiple areas of concern that I have. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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