Guest Posted October 11, 2011 Share Posted October 11, 2011 Much like some other first time posters, I am not 100% certain I belong on this site. My mom passed away 7 years ago (at the age of 54) from lung cancer and I stumbled upon the community when looking for ways to support lungevity. I would just like to say how wonderful it is that this community exists. Prior to my mom being diagnosed in Feb 2004 I was untouched by cancer. She remained so positive through all of the diagnosis' that we didn't even fathom her passing away (May 2004). I remember feeling lost and confused by all of the technical terms (so much that I can't even recall all of them to put them in my "signature" below). This site would have been a perfect way for me to express concern and learn more about the process from real life experiences. One of the hardest things at the time of the diagnosis was that everyone would ask me if my mom smoked. She did and when I would tell friends and family they would almost brush off the pain we were experiencing, as if she deserved it. I am finally comfortable enough to share and volunteer. The healing process has been a rollercoaster of emotions and for so many years I was simply bitter (to be frank). Reading your positive stories and emotional support to each other is very uplifting and encouraging. It takes me back to those final days in my college experience (she passed away two weeks after I graduated) that I have refused to talk about for so many years. I certainly could have used a site like this back then! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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