Posted by artemis
on June 24, 2000 at 08:30:41:
In Reply to: I like to be prepared for the worst. posted by Darina on June 23, 2000 at 13:02:58:
I am writing this because I know how difficult this is for you. My husband(55) has been fighting small cell lung cancer for 14 months, and doing quite well. I understand your husband's attitude because this is my husband's second battle with cancer. He said he would never to it again. I have found that when faced with life and death, it's amazing what people will do. I would strongly suggest you research lung cancer and then try to help your husband see that it is not all gloom and doom. My husband had brain mets at the time of diagnosis. He has gone through brain surgery, whole brain radiation, lung radiation and 2 rounds of chemo. He is still a functioning human being. My husband was given a year. He has defied the odds. Our experience has been that doctors don't want to deal with lung cancer and only dwell on the negative. Well I know many positive stories, and it's time for the doctor's to adjust their predictions for these patients because it just isn't true any longer. I hope you will do some reading and encourage your husband to fight. It has been my mission for the past year, and I am very thankful for the outcome. Best of luck to you and your husband.