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Thread: Stage IV Lung cancer in an OLD guy

  1. #201
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    I love the snow send some to me in NYC! lol
    Thinking of you Zim!
    Daughter to a rockstar dad with stage 4 lung cancer

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    Well Hello Sasha, et al,

    I'd sent snow east but it seems as though you guys will get your own soon, real soon!!
    I hope that your Dad is on the mend......

    For those that didn't know....
    My small town of Lake Stevens is pretty densely packed and there isn't much free space to put the snow. I think that the town fathers here have adopted the South Carolina (I grew up there) Snow Rule; " God put it there; God will take it away!" 'Not a snow plow to be found.

    The snow is mostly gone now, but it's still below freezing at night. Come on Spring.

    Linda is off doing practicals at a local home, so I get to be BAD!

    Luv, zim

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    OI, Lord love a duck. I feel for Linda when she gets home.
    Joking!
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    Hello All,

    I hesitate to post, ‘cause you will all know that I’ve truly gone ‘round the bend!

    I did mentioned that I could be BAD while Linda was at school. Well, I was. Bad or good?? Both?
    Linda has been drolling over the TESLA Model 3 since that fruitcake announced it. She has justified every aspect of the car in her mine and is really gone over it, the car that is..

    Now we all know that I’m getting closer to the short string and Linda could use some distraction right now. She hasn’t said much, but she is going over every trial she can find. She has also pointed out that as single car family, we live at a disadvantage. (She put that car in the ditch..I didn’t!)

    So, it turned out that the local Tesla dealer just happened to have the exact Tesla Model 3 she wanted. Fire engine RED, no less. Long story short==== We pulled the trigger. We bought a brand new Tesla Model 3 just for LINDA. She can’t sit still (except in the CAR.) She has her own Pocket Rocket now.
    The Newfoundlanders would say it’s the “Bee’s knees”.
    (Yea, Jodie, the Lord does love a Duck, me,too!)
    Damn thing does just about everything but make coffee. I am so happy for her; because she really has paid her dues and then some! This may distract her for a day or two!

    Care givers, take care of yourselves!
    Patients, take good care of your caregiver(s)! (But stay away from the Tesla dealer!)
    Regards, zim

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    Sounds like quite the distraction and well deserved by Linda. We would be in a much worse place if not for our caregivers.

    mike
    At the time - 46 yo male, non-smoker
    Sept 2012 - DX - One tumor NSCLC Squamous Cell Right Upper Lung
    Oct 2012 - TX - Treatment similar to Pancoast Tumor - Pre-operation radiation and chemo (5.5 weeks of IGRT and 3 cycles of Cisplatin and Etoposide)
    Dec 2012 - Surgery - Remove RUL, Surgical Pathology Report Adenocarcinoma T2N0M0
    Now - Wait, watch, & pray

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    LOL Lord Tunderin' Jesus! You are a good man! I know Linda is a good woman but WWWWOOOOWWWW DUDE!
    Adopt me? Please?
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

  7. #207
    lol Jodie!!!
    That's great Zim, you go Linda...you deserve it all. And i bet it makes you smile too Zim?
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    August 18, all still same, living life every day
    January 2019 < CT said NED!!!!
    Fingers crossed

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    That's so awesome Zim! I know she was so appreciative and happy for it!

 

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