Aug 11, 2013 - 7:48 am
I joined this site a couple months ago and then grew ill and physically incapacitated so didn't have energy for using internet; reserved energy for medical trearments but am trying hard to expand myself and seek some advice/answers from others facing lung cancer.
Where I live, there are many support groups for breast cancer and one called a 'general support for cancer patients and caregivers' but nothing for lung cancer. Maybe there aren't many l.c. patients in my area, don't know. I am far removed from urban area and that may be the reason but I need more direct information than a 'general' group can provide.
I am alone and have no family and for the first time in life, I feel hopeless and frightened. The medical oncologists offer nothing positive and absolutely no details so I feel I am in danger, winging it, so to speak.
I was on another site for a while but was often ridiculed for lacking a positive outlook so I came here to see what this environment is like.
My post-surgical dx was NSCLC, adenocarcinoma, no mutations and with lymph node involvement. Tx was surgery, then chemo followed by radiation.
Question I have is: has anyone else on here endured this cancer alone, without a family?