Oct 01, 2000 - 12:38 pm
Thanks Loulou and Yakimom for your reply. I was told earlier by my doctor that I could not live more than six months after being diagnosed as NSCLC stage IV. Somehow I managed for the last 18 months with one year of chemo and radiation.
My doctor said I am "sort of" in remission. When he said "sort of" he is again pessimistic about my case, just like the first time he said that I had only six months to live. Anyway, I am not at all disturbed by his remarks since life or death is not decided by him or me, but someone above.
I hope those with Stage IV or lower do not give up. Fight on! Even with a stage IV and a six-month prediction, I did not give up.
For those who need encouragement, I recommend you read a book entitled " Getting Well Again" by Dr.
Hope to hear from you soon.