Grower Elaine Posted July 29, 2020 Share Posted July 29, 2020 Hello, my name is Elaine. I’m 52. On June 11, I went to the emergency room because I thought I was having a heart attack. I was not having a heart attack. The x ray showed that my IVC filter had broken apart. I also had a pleural effusion. The pleural effusion was drained and biopsied. They found a tumor on my right lung. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer with Malignant Pleural Effusion. My cancer spread to my pleural space, and is inoperable. My PDL 1 is over 90%, so I started Keytruda and hopefully I’ll respond positively. I have a PleuRX catheter in place. That was a shi_ show, because the tube is resting on nerves, because I’m thin. It’s quite painful. I’m disabled because I can’t walk, and now I can’t get around on my crutches, or use my wheelchair. I’m pretty much overwhelmed. Thanks for listening. Peace and positive vibes to all. JamesB, Tom Galli and zara1305 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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