Apr 25, 2003 - 5:37 pm
I was diagnosis with small cell lung cancer on 10/09/02. I had gone through pneumonia in left lower lung for several weeks to fine the whole left lund collapsed. I have gone through chemo cisplatium and etopside (Iam not sure of spelling) radiation to left lung for 30 cycle. In February I wasn't able to breath, it was difficult to take a breath. I ended up in the hospital on a vent for 2 or 3 days. The doctors said I would not tolerate being taking off the vent and they thought I would die. Well they were wrong, I am here and my upper left lung is opened all the way up, but bottom lung is not. There are days I go without my oxygen for 8 to 10 hours a day and I feel really good. Well after getting off the vent the doctor gave me 2 months to live. He wanted me to get my afair in order. Well I went home and did that but, I was up every morning taking a shower or bath, helping with dishes, dressing myself and feeling pretty good. So I decided to talk to my oncologist. She wanted to do another ct scan of chest, abd, and pelvis. They found a 1.8cm mass on the adrenal gland and a less than 2 cm mass on the right pelvis. Both of these were present after one dose of chemo and before radiation. They want to do a biopsy of the adrenal gland, I say ok, then they call be back to say , it is in a difficult position to get to. they would rather do a bone biopsy. So I went with that. The nurse called be to tell me the bone biopsy didn't say much, I asked what it did say and she said negative. Then I started asking other question and she wanted me to ask the doctor. The nurse did say NOW they want to do a biopsy of the adrenal gland. I feel like they are playing games, or they don't know what to do. Any help or hope for me.