Mar 13, 2009 - 8:19 am
I figured this would be the place to get support and cyber friends who can much better relate to what its like to go through treatment and be a cancer survivor. My family, boyfriend and friends have been wonderful but they have not gone through it first hand.
I am new to this website, and so far find so much helpful information. I am the only one in my family to have battled and survived cancer.
I am 32 years old which to some of you may not seem young but it is very young I'm told for someone diagnosed with lung cancer.
I was diagnosed in Sept of 2008, went through very aggressive chemo treatments for three months and am now told I am in remission as of a month ago. I have had a follow up CT Scan and consult next week to be sure all is still well and that the xray was correct. :) Have my fingers crossed.
I am currently suffering from neuropathy in my hands and feet, I am not in as much pain as some people, based on the stories I have read. But it is constant 24/7 pain that never really goes away, it dulls but it literally feels like i have no feet, and I dont really feel the keys as I'm typing this now. :) I take it all in stride, remain positive and happy and am grateful to be alive.
I think its wonderful to have a support group of survivors and I look forward to getting to know some of you better.
Take care and much love to you all.