Teresa B Posted August 5, 2021 Share Posted August 5, 2021 Hello. I am a 51 year old lady living my life in Nashville, Tennessee. I was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung in March. It has spread to my spine but luckily only one vertebrae. That’s enough as it is the source of 99% of my discomfort. I have been in treatment since May. First palliative radiation on my spine. Then, four rounds of chemo and alimpta with two rounds of keytruda. Now, we have dropped the cisplatin and are focusing on the targeted and immunotherapy. Things are looking good. There has been shrinkage. On the bright/down side, the keytruda attacked my thyroid and has caused a whole new set of issues. However, I am one stubborn lady and have been through more in my life than most ever experience. That includes being widowed three years ago and plunged into homelessness for a year. All of this to say, I’ve got this. I will have a better life story than it ending early due to cancer. I’ve definitely learned to fight along the way. This will and is serving me well. I am here to build relationships with people having a similar experience. While I have adult-ish (lol) children and a network of available friends, it is difficult to not have an actual life partner to go through this with me. So, I figure the next best thing would be someone who can relate to what is happening in my life and how I am feeling physically and emotionally. Thank you for allowing me to become a part of your community. I may not like how I got here but I am happy to be here in communion with you all. Best, Teresa LouT, Tom Galli and Susan Cornett 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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