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I just found this site this evening. My husband was diagnosed in January 2004 after developing blood clots in his lungs--from the tumors. He has had Gemzar/Carbo and radiation. We had to push for the radiation because he was stage IV. Turns out he had a couple of very small spots in his lower right lung that may or may not be mets. He has responded very well to the radiation and chemo. and the tumors shrunk by 50%. He is currently awaiting another set of CTs in mid-June. We are praying for continued healing.

It is so good to find a site with so many supportive people!

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Hi Tina,

I hate that you and your husband had to find us, but this is the BEST group of people I"ve met in my life. You'll find information and support and comfort here.

God bless you both as you continue this journey.

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Tina,

Welcome to the spouse's club that no one wants to join. I have found so much support, caring and knowledge here. I don't know what I would do withiout it.

Keep us posted on your husband and ask us any questions you have. Someone probably has experienced the same thing.

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Tina Sorry to hear about your husband and welcome aboard. Best place with the best people. So glad your husband is responding to treatment!

Keep us posted. Peace, take care and God Bless. Rich

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Hi Tina , so sorry to hear about your husbands diagnosis. I am glad to hear his tumor shrunk 50%! :D Lung tumors cause a change in the clotting mechanism so many find out they have lung cancer when being treated for clots. Please let us know how this months CT comes out. Pray that the healing from treatment continues. Donna G

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Welcome, Tina. None of us wants to be here...but we all are grateful for the help and support and care provided here.

So glad to hear your hubby is responding well to treatment and hope he continues to do so! Keep us posted!

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Thanks for welcoming me. I will be in touch. Having trouble deciding what to ask at this point. In a holding pattern--just trying to keep going as best I can. My husband has only missed one day of work. I have missed several. Take care.

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Welcome, Tina.

I hope that when you say you've missed more work than your husband that you are "selfishly" taking that time for yourself to adjust to the new normal. I'm sure that in the caregiver's world, the mental battle is a tough one early on...take that time for yourself to set your "attitude" and get your face right!

Becky

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Tina,

Sorry you had to seek us out, but VERY glad you foiund us.

Yea, the "in between times" can be the roughest sometimes, whether it be waiting on scans or with something other than cancer. But I think those times are best served by spending time doing things OTHER than thinking about the cancer. Take some "vacation" time from the cancer. Look for ways to enjoy life without thinking about the disease. There will be time enough to concider it later. I find the easiest way to not think about my cancer is to think about something esle. In other words (and EVERYONE who's been here awhile knows what's comming next :)), think about a Zebra instead.

Huh?

It's a little trick I use to help with my anxiety over the future. Works like this: If I tell you not to think about an elephant, guess what? E-yup. There it is in your brain, all big and grey and floppy eard. You can't NOT think about the elephant (cancer, the next scan, the next treatment, whatever). But if, when I say think about an elephant and you think about a Zebra (something pleasant, which for me is my garden or my cats or the diner I'm going to have ... or chocolate ice cream :)) instead I"ve found that for the amount of time I'm thinking about that zebra that elephant is no where to be found.

Again, welcome to the board.

Dean

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