smitty471 Posted October 27, 2010 Share Posted October 27, 2010 In 2007, I was a 47 year old female who had never smoked. Never been around 2nd hand smoke or had any history of cancer in my family whatsoever. I work in a government office. I was blessed that the NSCLC Adenocarcinoma was caught early. Underwent left upper lobectomy, removal of 2 lymph nodes, and 5 sessions of chemo. (carboplatin/taxotere) I thought I was done. I had the port removed and well on my way to my "normal other life". A little more than two years later (October 2009)...it was back. Once again, it was caught early...more surgery, more chemo, plus 33 radiation treatments. Wow what an ordeal. I continued to work full time through all the chemo and radiation treatments. I WILL win this battle. Does anyone after all the treatments still feel like there "not themselves?" I seem to tire more easily, don't have the energy I think I should or certainly feel like I have short term memory issues. How long does all this last? I have researched on the internet to know that you are still affected by these things, but what I couldn't find is it for the rest of my life? I pray everyday that they will find a cure to this dreadful disease. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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