Dec 11, 2001 - 6:25 am
I was diagnosed with NSCLC Oct 30 with lymph nodes in my upper chest affected and also the adrenel glad. I am stage III A & b type. I have been in excellent health and an avid daily walker and health club member for 10 years. I have a tumor the side of a cherry which does not even show up on a chest Xray - but did on CAT scan. Got up one morning and sounded like the Godfather - could only whisper because the lymph nodes are pressing on my left vocal cord and it won't vibrate. I felt great. I am on my second week of daily radiation and have chemo once a week (Paclitaxel and carboplatin) This process will continue for 6 weeks then I will have higher does of chemo once a week for 12 weeks.
I was smoker several years ago and would ocassionally cheat - my husband has been a heavy smoker forever.
I am 60 and have been taking good care of myself - what a surprise and nightmare. My children are grown and have precious grandchildren. I plan on a good fight and with wonderful support - pray and hope for the best.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who could give me information on what diets would be suggested. They have diets for chemo and diets for radiation but they seem to be opposite. Any recommendations? I plan on continuing to work out. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can give me insite or can relate.