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I just happened on this forum and had to tell my story. I am a 68 year old woman who smoked for 54years. This past September I had a chest xray and wow I had a tumor in the upper lobe of my left lung. After many different tests and a biopsy it was determied that the tumor was malignant and surgery was suggested as the best option. Well this 272 lb very out of shape old lady went for the surgery and made it through with flying colors. I was operated on December 3, 2003, home on December 10, 2003. The pain was not too bad, I am allergic to morphine so I was on a different pain killer than morphine and I was off the pain killers and oxygen by January 1, 2004. I still have some shortness of breath but loss of weight should help that and portions of my left side still feel numb but that is not hard to handle. The cancer had not invaded anywhere else so I do not have to have any kemo or radiation treatments.

I just wanted to post this as a positive outlook for anyone else facing a lobectomy in the future. If this old lady so out of shape could make it through with flying colors so can others!!!

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Hi Ann,

That’s fantastic to hear. There is always hope. Sounds to me that you are a very special lady indeed. Stay with us and keep those positive vibes going. Peace, take care and God Bless.



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It is great to see some good news. It is also very wonderful to see such an upbeat positive attitude. I believe that goes a long way in the fight that has been forced on you. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and please stay on top of this. Make sure you continue to follow up with tests along the way. That is very important..

Now I have a question. It is one of personal interest to me. How did you know that you are alergic to Morphine and what was your reaction to it?What were the symptoms and how were they handled?

As I said my reasons for asking are to answer one of my many questions about my Johnny's treatment. I beleive too that information may help someone else should they find themselves in the same situation. Morphine is given so often in cancer treatment for pain and I have learned for other reasons. Knowing what to look for could be a major help to many people.

Once again thanks for posting such good news. All of us here watch and wait everyday for that. Please stay as positive as you are, that alone can be so much help to others as well as yourself.


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Welcome and Happy Anniversary, you are already past being a one month survivor. Please forgive me but I just love any excuse to celebrate! This time next year we can celebrate the first year anniversary. Please continue to keep us posted . Donna G

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Hi Anne,

And a big welcome to ya!!! :):) So glad you joined us and very happy your doing so well, :)

God bless and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers - Know one has to do this alone!!

Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/01

MRI's taken 12/18/03 - 2 brain mets found- named em Frick & Frack

PET taken 1/5 - hot spot in mediastinum May be cancer??

"Absolutely insist on enjoying life today!"

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Hi Ann,

Welcome! This really great news. I am so glad that you your surgery went well and you are on the mend. Keep up the good healing. May I ask, what type LC and stage were you? Keep us posting on how you are doing. Please visit often, you will find many friends here. Also, please visit the chat on Tuesdays and Wednesdays... Prayers for continued progress.

God Bless :)


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