Nov 20, 2011 - 12:37 am
Last week I was busy keeping up with my kids 10 and 12, making long term plans, etc. Next thing I know my dr is telling me I have stage 3 LC (inoperable)! WHAT?! I immediately asked for a do-over. I am truly frightened and feel like everyone is dragging their feet. I had to push to get the Bronch next Monday. My dr told me that a couple of weeks won't make a difference...to him! Yes, I smoked for years, quit many times then quit 6m ago. My doc was a little judgemental in the delivery of this devastating news. I've been reading a lot about the LC stigma on this site. Makes me want to ask rude people if sun worshipers deserve stage 4 melanoma. Sorry I'm all over the place-I'm still in shock. By the way...why aren't we throwing all of those tobacco people in jail for pushing drugs?. This whole stigma thing irks me from the lowest funding of all cancers (stigma?) to the rude people (definately stigma)who are bound to make hurtful comments to my daughter and son. I need to focus my anger as I suspect that I will need my energy to beat this thing...I choose life with Hannah and Matthew.