Melinda Posted March 14, 2004 Share Posted March 14, 2004 Hi-- My fiancee is simply crushed by his mother's recent diagnosis. I am looking for *positive* things/stories/survival stories to tell to him in order to keep him strong (so he may better help his mom/family) through this. They all want to fight! Any *positive* stories from an analogous situation? Fiancee's mom: 60; healthy all her life w/ the exception of a 'bout with shingles a few years back; never-smoked; lived in rural areas with "clean" air; very religious; strong family ties; no history of lung cancer in family that we know of. Had a bad cough and was hoarse for about a month (12/03) Was diagnosed up with walking pnemonia (1/04) Was diagnosed with pnemonia and hospitalized on IV antibiotics (2/04) No response to treatment Found new and more aggressive doctor X-ray viewed as suspicious (2/27/04) Came down to New York; my mom got her an appt. with her oncologist who sent her to pulmonologist Given CT scan and PET scan (3/9/04) at New York Hospital Diagnosed with lung cancer with mets to nodes, spine, and hip (3/12/04). Doctor told my fiancee (but not her or his dad) it was "incurable"--she has maybe 2 years to live if it goes into remission. Goes in for MRI to see if it has mets to brain next week. Starts daily radiation and weekly chemo next week. Insurance may not cover New York Hospital--may move to Sloan Kettering. Family still in shock from dx on Friday. Thanks so much. I just don't know how else to help him/them! Melinda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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