Aug 10, 2009 - 2:58 pm
Hi every one. My dad has been recently (08/07/09) diagnosed with stage 3b-4 lung cancer. He was told it is inoperable but he was offered to do Chemo, if he wants. He is also suggested to manage a hospice so he does not have to rush to the hospital when he needs assistance. Is that a bad thing?? It really scares me as if they have shut the doors on us. Based on the doctor's saying, patients in this stage will have five to six months of life. The hospital has drained water, three times since this whole thing began as of first week of July 2009. At first he was told they found some small cancer cells in the fluid they drained from his lungs. Then last week, after doing a whole bunch of blood tests and CT Scan and PET Scan he was told that he has lung cancer. The only good news is that dad says except the fluid that builds up in his lungs, he is just fine and says he feels just like before. He still continues to go to work two to three times a week. My dad is affraid of doing any Chemo because he thinks it will make things worse. He can no longer sleep in his bed and has to sleep upward, on the reclienr. This week, we are going to see another doctor for a second opinion. I pray to GOD that we get some good news. I am in stage of panic, suffering and fear if any thing will happen to my dad. My whole body is numb, I can't eat, can't sleep and can't concentrate on any thing. I have lost 12 pounds in 2 weeeks. Can any one please tell me if you know some one, who has survived stage 4 lung cancer? My DAD is every thing I have got. Please help, suggest any thing you can.