I have Lung and Liver cancer
Hello, I have been fighting Lung cancer since 1994, But up to now was lucky
In 1994 I went to my Doctor and told him my back hurt, He sent me to get it x-rayed, 2 days later he called me at home and said the x-ray tech spoted
something in my left lung and wanted to take another look, I went the next day and had a few more x-rays, my Doctor called me and said he felt I had cancer and wanted to do a test. Useing a CT scanner they stuck a needle through my back, Into my Lung and got a smaple, The test came back as cancer, It was very small, So I had an operation to remove it and part of my left upper lung, After 5 years they said I was cancer free, But in 2006 it came back in my right lower lung, At the same time they found I had a rare problem with my hart, And the cancer was very small again, They wanted to give me 2 operations and I said NO, I look around and found a Doctor that felt he could do both operations at the same time, So I said ok, I went in the Hospital on a Monday had open an open hart operation and the lower part of my right lung removed and was home in 7 days. In June of 2007 my doctor found cancer again in my left upper lung, I had another operation and had it removed. I had another CT scan about 6 weeks ago and they found cancer again accept this time it has spread to my liver, And they also found blood clods in my right leg, They put me on blood thinner for the clods and wanted to give me chemo for the cancer, At first I said yes to the chemo, But after doing a lot of research and finding out all I could about chemo and my type of cancer I have decided although I may die in a few months I'm not going to have it. I'm also disabled because of my back. I feel I want to have at least the quality of life I have now for as long as I can and not be sick and wish I was dead a few days after taking the chemo, That the Doctors says may only add a few months to my life. I called Hospice and they are going to start taking care of me in a few days. I'm not scared of dieing, I have made peace with God, The only thing that bothers me is my son is 22 and we are very close and I know he is going to have a hard time with my passing.
I feel since 1994 has been bowered time which God gave me to see my son grow up into a very good person.
God bless you all and if you have any type of cancer I wish you the best.
Last edited by young61; 11-03-2009 at 12:49 PM.