May 06, 2012 - 3:21 pm
Hello - My husband is a 33 year old non smoker and has been diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer in March 2012. He was not feeling well for a few months with a dry cough which turned into flu like symptoms. His PCP prescribed numerous meds and thought he had pneumonia. He came home from work one night and was complaining of blurred vision, fever & chills. I took him to the ER and he was admitted. The following morning he met with a pulmonary doctor who performed a bronchoscopy. From here, we were told that my husband had mold in his lungs. He was placed on medication for this. A month later he had a follow up with his doctor who informed him that mold was NOT in his lungs. My husband was sent for a CT scan & was told the following morning that he had a collapsed right lung. A chest tube was put in immediately & a right lung biopsy was done. This came back as cancer. We went for a second opinion & cancer was confirmed. My husband underwent a few surgical procedures & has 2 tumors in his right lung, right lymph nodes & "suspicious" spots in his left lung. He also has a spot that showed on his PET scan under his left armpit. A tumor broke in his right lung and the surgeons are concerned that cancer has seeded in his pleural cavity. He has just began his treatment with Carboplat, Alimta & Avastin. During this diagnosis period I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our first child. Our son was born on April 18, 2012 and my husand started chemotherapy on May 1, 2012. I am very emotional as well as my husband. We have attributed our lives to God & keep faith that He will provide healing. I just wanted to see if anyone can give advice of these drugs or if anyone has a similar story. Please keep us in your prayers. Than you.