Guest Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 Hi - I turned 48 this July. Been married 20 years and have two great kids (18 yr. old girl and 15 yr. old boy) Life was really good until April this year when all of a sudden I got sick and was diagnosed with pneumonia. What the hell? Never had that before. Exam revealed tumor in my right lung. First told not to worry that it was likely a carcinoid and could be dealt with through surgery. Then test showed it was in my lymph nodes. Then more test showed it spread to the bone. Stage 4 lung cancer out of the blue. I know that everyone on this site has also experienced a similar life change with Cancer. I went through a 2 week depression when learned about spread to bone. A friend got me out of that and I have not had a depression day since July 4. This has changed my life. I feel very good overall healthwise - which makes no sense considering what I have. My family and friends have been great. I realize the reality of what I face and stats, etc. I plan to fight as hard as I can. I don't want to leave this life. I found this site through Google and hope to particpate in threads. Learn and give at the same time. I also want to hear of people that have beat the odds. Right now, I am done with chemo and they plan to CT scan every two months. I am told that it is only a matter of time before it comes back and spread more. That sucks for sure. But I am prepared for anything at this point. I walk 2.5 miles every day and continue to work in my business which I started in 2006. I don't want to slow down no matter what. One last thing. I am being treated at Emory in Atlanta. Plan to get 2nd opinion at MD Anderson. Anyone have experience with MD Anderson? I hear they are very good. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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