DAC Posted May 18, 2021 Share Posted May 18, 2021 Good Day, My name is Delia, I am 69 for next 5 days. I'm married to a very kind man, we are each other's caretakers. I am a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. I retired from a career in Engineering and started a new career as a graphic and web designer at the age of 60. At 65 I taught myself to play to cello and my music is my prayer. I also enjoy gardening, reading and laughing at my own bad jokes. I joined this forum because sometimes I feel the need of a safe place to communicate what my mind and body are going through. It is difficult for me to communicate how cancer affects me to my loved ones, they either feel the need to fix things or they get frightened.. I know their reaction is out of love, but I want to be more to them than a cancer patient. Also hopefully I will be able to help another who is going through cancer treatment. In September I was diagnosed with Stage 3 NSCLC. I underwent 14 weeks of weekly chemo and daily radiation treatments. I am currently in a clinical study receiving the immunotherapy drug - Imfinzi once a month for the next year. The drug has thrown my thyroid a bit out of wrack and given me an itchy rash. I am fortunate because I did not have any other health issues. I have doctors who I both like and trust. They have been very encouraging, and are generous with their time. - I heard the words - "we caught this in time we have it contained" and everything is getting smaller. Most of the time I have more energy now than I did before I started my treatments. Thank you for reading my introduction. Best Regards, KarenR, Tom Galli, JimsMNL and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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