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New Here 32y/o with nsclc stage IIIa HELLO!

shellyc
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2007

Hi my name is Shelly, I am 32 and diagnosed with nsclc large cell in January. Im still here so I am doing great! I came here to find people to talk to who are going through the same thing. I recently finished my last of 36 radiation treatments, also completed two rounds of chemo mixed with cisplatin and etoposide. I will begin rounds of taxol and avastin in a couple weeks. in the meantime I have new scans on Monday 4/30/07, thats also my daughters birthday she will be 11, and she is hoping that mommy gets good news for her birthday, she is my little angel. I also have a son who is 15, he is my big angel, I say that because he towers over me! I also have a wonderful, loving husband as well as a great support group of family and friends, and that all helps. I would love to extend that support group and talk with people on here and be a support person for all as well. Enough about me, I would love to hear from anyone, I have been reading some stories on here and just amazed by the good spirits and love on this board. So, reply to my message if you would like to talk, I will keep you all in my prayers please keep me in yours and wish me luck on my scans, until next time take care and may god bless all of you and your families!

catlady123
Posts: 13
Joined: Mar 2007

Hi, and welcome to CSN. I have found this site a great source of support during my illness. I am 48 and had my left upper lung lobe removed on February 13, NSCLC. I was lucky enough not to require chemo or radiation. I get my next scan in August and pray that all is still going well.

I was a smoker and quit, but am having trouble staying on the path. My husband and Mom and step-Dad smoke, and I find it too easy to "sneak" a puff here and there. It's ironic that the thing that caused my cancer is still a constant source of weakness for me. It's a hard addiction to beat.

I wish you the best, will pray for you, and am here for you whenever you need to talk. God bless, and stay strong.

shellyc
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2007

hey catlady thanks for replying I know the feeling I to used to smoke and have the same problem you do with the sneaking every once in a while I cant understand why I do it though like you said it is ironic you are not alone in that area and i am almost sure we are not the only 2 either well thanks for replying keep me updated on everything and I will as well talk to ya soon god bless

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Plymouthean
Posts: 264
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Shelly. I'm one of the two "Ernie's" that you will hear from, from time to time. I'm a 5+ year survivor of nsclc, 3b. You can find my web page by searching for "Grateful Survivor" or "Plymouthean". was dx'd as inoperable/incurable, but after treatment with Etoposide/Cisplatin and 55 radiation treatments the tumor was reduced and removed surgically. Lung cancer free since October, '01!
I was a big-time smoker at the time of my diagnosis. I had smoked at least two packs per day (non-filters) for at least fifty years. I, obviously, don't recommend "cheating" with the cigarettes, but I do understand the urge. #1, - don't buy any cigarettes, or have anyone drop off a couple for "security blankies". The satisfaction of a puff now and then will turn to disgust, and if you remind yourself of what it was that got you here, you will quit. You're on the road to recovery, - why push your luck. Smoking is a serious addiction to break, and it's tough enough without cheating. Do it for your kids, your family, and especially for yourself. You will be surprised at how quickly the urge to smoke will go away, if you don't give in to it.
You have my best wishes and prayers for a complete recovery.

CHG
Posts: 34
Joined: Jan 2005

Hello Shelly,
I was diagnosed with NSCLC in January 2005. I had 6 weeks of daily radiation and weekly chemo (carbo/taxol). In July 2005 I had an upper right lobectomy. I followed with two sessions of the same chemo combination, but at a much stronger dose. My scans have been clean since. I hope this helps.
Caol

CHG
Posts: 34
Joined: Jan 2005

Hello Shelly,
I was diagnosed with NSCLC in January 2005. I had 6 weeks of daily radiation and weekly chemo (carbo/taxol). In July 2005 I had an upper right lobectomy. I followed with two sessions of the same chemo combination, but at a much stronger dose. My scans have been clean since. I hope this helps.
Carol

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