Chris B Posted March 15, 2019 Share Posted March 15, 2019 Hi! :) I don't have lung cancer myself, but my uncle has stage 4. And I've joined this forum, because I have a question. He was sent home into home hospice care last New Year's Eve, just after having turned 80. He went home, barely able to breathe anymore, constantly on oxygen, and in a wheel chair, because he also had had a stroke. Even just sitting down he could not be without oxygen supply for 10mins without his blood oxygen levels dropping severely. He was constantly coughing up mucus and blood. Now, though, 2.5 months later, he is walking again, has no more oxygen supply at day time (even though he is moving!), sometimes loses it at night without noticing, and he doesn't need the mucus extractor anymore when he lies down. Because he is on hospice care, his insurance won't pay for doctors visits anymore. It's hard to imagine. :) But I'm from Germany, and my aunt says that that's how it is in the States. So ... my question to the forum is: is it possible to still have stage IV, if you are ok without oxygen supply? If suddenly the lungs don't produce mucus as before anymore? Because to me it feels like this is very possibly a spontaneous remission, but nobody but me wants to raise their hope. When I feel hopelessness is so much more destructive ... Plus there are so many reasons for hope, it seems! So I'm happy to hear your thoughts on this! Thanks! Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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