JenniferB Posted June 6, 2003 Share Posted June 6, 2003 Hi all, I have been lurking around this board for quite a while now. I finally decided to join and share my story. You all are such an inspiration and give me hope in fighting this ugly disease. My mother is 61 and has smoked my entire life (33 years). She was diagnosed with extensive SCLC on March. She is a true fighter. She is concentrating all of her energy on beating this thing. As you all know, you take it one day at a time and you learn as you go along. She is currently having her third round of Chemo and is in the middle of 10 days for radiation to her chest. She usually does pretty good on the Chemo, but the radiation takes a toll on her. She quit working (on S/T disability from her job) in April because she just doesn't have the energy to do it anymore. On top of the situation with my mother. My father has been battling short term memory problems for the past 3 years (62 years old). My mother has been the primary care giver, so that is added stress. We finally got my father into a day program, to give my mom a break from him. We were totally focused on my father until mom got sick. Now we are spending all of our energy on her. Anyway, I just wanted to post my story. I feel like I already know a lot of you and are a wonderful bunch. I hate that we have to meet under these circumstances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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