Sam'swifeShirley Posted May 15, 2003 Share Posted May 15, 2003 It was exactly one year ago today that my thoracic surgeon told me, after telling me three times over six months that I did not have lung cancer, “you have small cell lung cancer.” I remember it like it was yesterday. Boy has it been a long year. But after chemo, chest radiation, PCI, early delayed radiation encephalopathy and an ongoing battle with radiation pneumonitis, I’m back at work and can honestly say that I feel better now than I have since the first day of chemo. One year doesn’t mean that much in LS-SCLC. I’m still six months away from the median survival and I know that most recurrences happen in the second year. But I’ll take it anyway. The pneumonitis is slooooooowly improving, I think, but as I tell everyone, having to breath supplemental oxygen is better than not breathing at all. I thank God every day for this day and for each future day, whether it be one or ten thousand. I wish all of us were doing as well and pray every day that you will. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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