paul-nz Posted November 17, 2013 Share Posted November 17, 2013 Hello all, I just want to introduce myself as a new member to the lungevity.org support community and have just begun to browse the many topics, stories and information available through the website. I am originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, but have since moved overseas to New Zealand where I live with my lovely wife and two beautiful daughters age 2 and 4 weeks old. I was recently floored by a stage IV peritoneal mesothelioma dx in May 2013 after experiencing a persistent dry cough and SOB since Dec 2012. I have been through all of the ups and downs, emotionally and physically and have been undergoing various chemotherapy treatments since July 2013. It is no walk in the park as I know you all know, but am glad to have developed a strong determination through faith, hope, and the love in my life to overcome this. I truly believe we all have a choice in the path we will take in life, including overcoming all odds, ignoring statistics and coming out on top. I read about people who have, and am fortunate enough to have met a few who have been in almost identical circumstances as I, but keep on ticking along. I would be glad to receive a reply from anyone. Mesothelioma survivors, please speak up, you are hard to find and seem to be few and far between ( though I consider that there are few dx with this rare disease an overall good thing ). Thanks for hearing me out. Take care. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.