Jun 02, 2006 - 3:25 am
HI there, My name is Sharon and I am 55 years young. I was in college and I had two months left for graduation. I went to the hospital with a bad cold, couch and I thought I either had pneumonia or my lung collapsed because my chest hurt so bad. I was told I had pneumonia but that I also had lung cancer. I had 2/3 of my right lung removed with surgery and then I had 4 treatments of chemo. I never knew how degrading chemo was and how much it hurt. It went into my whole central nervous system and I was in severe pain.It affected my joints, musels, bones...you name it. I was so bad I wanted to just close my eyes and not wake up. I finally got throught this ordeal. I remember waking up and finding my hair in my hands. I was so hurt. I had long brown colored dreary hair..lolol now my hair is comming back and its so cute. Its short, curley and a few gray highlights threw it..its really the oposite from what it use to be. I then returned to college and graduated this past Feb, 2006. I am now a Medical Assistant and I work in a Doctor's office. Cancer is not a death wish. when I first heard the word caner, I panict. I cryed, I yelled to the top of my lungs. I was scared to hell. I did exactly what the doctors told me to do. I trusted them with my life. And now Im here to tell my story and to help others if I can. I am still scared. I think everyday if the cancer will return. I guess thats a normal feeling im told. Anyways, My brother who was only 48 years young passed away 3 weeks ago from lung cancer. He knew he had it 4 yrs ago and didn't tell anyone. Last year he ended up in the hospital and we founf out he had cancer. He ignored it for 3 yrs. He suffered dearly this past year and was hoping for a miracle. My dad passed away 3 yrs ago from lung cancer. My mom watched my dad pass from lung cancer 3 yrs ago, my brother 3 weeks ago, and me fighting to stay alive and to get through my ordeal with lung cancer. No mom should ever have to endure what she has this past 3 years. So I'm gonna lave for now. Anyone wants to talk im here ok? bye for now.