dawn5798 Posted December 5, 2014 Share Posted December 5, 2014 I had looked several times for a support group for SCLC, finding none, I started my own Blog: Born-2Survive.blogspot.com ; in hopes of getting an idea what I was up against for a me. My journey started the 13th of August with an official diagnosis. I was hospitalized with a 6.1 Cent. sized tumor in the top of my right lung-which had already collapsed in that area-on the same day. 6 weeks before, there was nothing showing on an x-rays...I just felt a little on the crummy side. PCP request a full x-ray from neck to top of my thighs. I had asthma as a child and young woman...later I would have some problems with pneumonia and finally with COPD... (I quit smoking some 30 years ago) Needless to say, lung cancer was in my vocabulary for me. I would remain in the hospital for nearly two weeks. What a mess. Turns out my sodium level was low, a dead give away for what I was going to be battling. My late brother-in-law had been saturated with Agent Orange in Nam and I still have the autopsy reports... Took the VA and Government 20 years to acknowledge that Agent Orange was the cause of his death...1987. You can imagine the shock I felt when I put 2 and 2 together. I was not doing well when I was allowed to go home... on the 22 of August. By the 7th of Sept, I was rushed back to the hospital via Ambulance...I was in renal shutdown. I would be hospitalized another week. My 1st Chemo series was late at night and really hard on me. I was still a mess. I had already survived 2009 with two different Breast Cancers-one while in treatment for the 1st. I was sent home again. This time with an RN and PT... and some help. I lasted until November and would be admitted to hospital, again--this time with pneumonia. I had only had two Chemo series, and started Radiation (it will be some 37 when finished). I had to deal with Thanksgiving and out of town guests. I am now back on track with what looks like I am doing much better. 20 days without any problems. I am trusting that I will survive and go on with what is left with my life. I have learned and researched much about this type of cancer for my own interest and need to survive. Learning new ways to keep breathing, change of RX's and OTC RX's...food ; has been a real learning curve for me. And, I do have somewhat of medical background. I have been reading some of the stories already, and find I am pretty normal reactions as I have read some of you have written. Makes me feel like I am on the right tract. I look forward to reading and sharing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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