Kleo Posted April 13, 2018 Share Posted April 13, 2018 Hi! Happy to have found this site! Long time smoker here with family history of cancer. Both my mom and grandma battled it. Recently diagnosed stage 3B adenocarcinoma in my left lung plus it's in one lymphnode. Initially I was scheduled for the 6 weeks of carbo/taxol along with radiation. That was to be followed by one year of the durvalumab immunotherapy. Had a last minute change after a consult with a surgeon. Instead I had my first chemo on March 27 of cisplatin and alitma. Radiation has been postponed. I guess until the surgeon re-checks to see if it can be removed. Supposedly for this stage of lung cancer, surgery is kinda unusual. So I don't really know what's gonna happen yet. I was so terrified of chemo. I was shaking and practically mute my first round. I am already a really tiny girl ... 98 lb. string bean. But I did ok I guess with it. Except I got thrush! 4 days I couldn't eat or swallow anything- it was like strep throat. That thrush is no joke! (Although I do have a funny story with it. I didn't know what it was at first so I took a pic with my cell of the back of my throat so I could show my doc and see it. With the flash and reflection, it looked GREEN. I saw World War Z I know how the zombie apocalypse starts! (lol) Called the doc pretty much freaking out. Gotta admit- I did think maybe I was turning into a zombie there for a minute.) It did go away in a few days with meds and then I was pretty much ok. But now I'm worried I'll get it every treatment! Anyone else here get thrush too? I look forward to reading up on some of these threads and finding my way around, and meeting others who are also going through- or have been through- this journey. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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