my mom is in complete remission from stage 4 lung cancer

phampleman
phampleman Member Posts: 16
edited March 2014 in Lung Cancer #1
this is how my life was turned upside down..my mom had been saying she wasn't feeling well for a while. she always went to the dr.alway took care of herself. march 27Th this year she was told she has lung cancer she never smoked never drank.this is the worst ever the dr.'s has to drain her tummy 2 times with fluid and she started losing weight her normal weight has always been 164.she lost down to 123 in less than 2 months the dr told my family that she was stage 4 that had spread to the abd. and pelvic refused to accept this i prayed so hard and so did everyone i knew. she did the chemo and the dr ordered another kind as well that had a 702.00 copay.i did get help for this from the payment assisit programs. the dr ordered a ct scan.my mom had told me when she was done with the scan that she wasn't afraid.. because she no longer had cancer.i said mom i hope you are right.the dr came in to go over the results and the can not find any sign of cancer anywhere.........god is so great during this time in our lifes she did do 1 more round of chemo only because we know she was a sick lady.we had another pet scan done in sept.still no sign of this devil that had entered her body and our life.prayers are powerful and faith never give up i hope my story helps everyone that reads this .thank god for our great dr.'s and god for all our blessings .this is going to be the best thanksgiving ever..............god bless you all.patty
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  • medi_2
    medi_2 Member Posts: 505
    Yeah!
    ...and Happy Thanksgiving to You! What a blessing!
    Medi
  • PBJ Austin
    PBJ Austin Member Posts: 347
    medi_2 said:

    Yeah!
    ...and Happy Thanksgiving to You! What a blessing!
    Medi

    Wonderful news
    This gives hope to all, thanks for sharing.
  • cobra1122
    cobra1122 Member Posts: 244

    Wonderful news
    This gives hope to all, thanks for sharing.

    A True reason for giving Thanks
    Thank you for sharing this great news, it gives hope and a reason for others to keep fighting. May your family have a Great Thanksgiving and a wonderful future, your mothers another example of what can happen if we don't give up and keep going.

    Our Prayers and Best Wishes to Your Mom, You and Your family,

    Dan (cobra1122) and Margi Harmon
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16
    medi_2 said:

    Yeah!
    ...and Happy Thanksgiving to You! What a blessing!
    Medi

    thank you
    this is a miracle for sure,thak you for responding..god bless,patty
  • :) very touching

    :) very touching
  • God bless you
    That was inspirational, we have been fighting lung cancer with my mother and it has now spread to the liver, left arm and leg and lord knows where else. We are praying that God will get this devil out of her also. I pray for a cure with this disease, so that, people do not have to confront this devil. God Bless to all.
  • pkaz53
    pkaz53 Member Posts: 84
    Complete Remission
    Thank you for sharing this with others it is a powerful message that all is not lost, that hope and prayer are strong medicine and the will to survive are strong, keep fighting don't ever give up -------may God bless--
  • tartos
    tartos Member Posts: 15
    Awesome
    Hi Patty,

    My dad is quite ill with this disease and he also never smoked, he did drink though.
    I am just curios, what type of chemo did they use?

    if you could let me know as my Dad is on his final legs

    Aldo
  • Nicennrml
    Nicennrml Member Posts: 1
    Treatment
    Patty, I have just been diagnosed and trying to sort out treatment. What drugs was your mom on during chemo. Your posting was very inspiring for me on one of me very down days. Shirley
  • paintedqh
    paintedqh Member Posts: 1
    Yes, please let us know what type of drugs your mom was on. Thank you!
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16
    paintedqh said:

    Yes, please let us know what type of drugs your mom was on. Thank you!

    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP
    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP FOR EVERYONE,IT IS CHEMO AND GREAT DOCTORS AND FAITH,HOPE AND LOVE.I PRAY FOR EVERYONE ,I DO KNOW THAT THE SECOND LINE OF CHEMO IS AVASTIN.I WILL BE TAKING MY MOM FOR A FOLLOW UP APPT.JAN.12 AND I WILL HAVE THE INFO AT THAT TIME ..
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16
    Nicennrml said:

    Treatment
    Patty, I have just been diagnosed and trying to sort out treatment. What drugs was your mom on during chemo. Your posting was very inspiring for me on one of me very down days. Shirley

    SHIRLEY,GOD BLESS YOU AND
    SHIRLEY,GOD BLESS YOU AND PLEASE KEEP YOUR FAITH THE MIND IS A VERY POWERFUL THING.WHEN MY MOM DIDN'T FILL LIKE EATING SHE DRANK THE CHOCOLATE BOOST,AND ATE HIGH PROTIEN FOODS STAY STRONG.TRY TO KEEP YOUR LIFE AS CLOSE TO NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.JUST REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE,MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ...PATTY P.S MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU..WE CAN BEAT THIS DEVIL.
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16
    tartos said:

    Awesome
    Hi Patty,

    My dad is quite ill with this disease and he also never smoked, he did drink though.
    I am just curios, what type of chemo did they use?

    if you could let me know as my Dad is on his final legs

    Aldo

    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP
    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP FOR YOU MAKE SURE HE EATS AND KEEPS HIS SPRIT UP AND FAITH,IF HE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE EATING GET HIM BOOST THAT HELPS ALOT GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...PATTY
  • soccerfreaks
    soccerfreaks Member Posts: 2,788

    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP
    I WILL GET THIS INFO ASAP FOR EVERYONE,IT IS CHEMO AND GREAT DOCTORS AND FAITH,HOPE AND LOVE.I PRAY FOR EVERYONE ,I DO KNOW THAT THE SECOND LINE OF CHEMO IS AVASTIN.I WILL BE TAKING MY MOM FOR A FOLLOW UP APPT.JAN.12 AND I WILL HAVE THE INFO AT THAT TIME ..

    hmmm
    I am sometimes greatly disappointed by human beings. This is one of those times.

    THERE IS NO MIRACLE CURE. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE DRUGS. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE FOODS. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE THERAPIES.

    Maybe, someday, there will be. Those of you seeking a parting of the Red Sea from this individual should be advised that he/she now appears to be backtracking, perhaps, I will reluctantly acknowledge, from early over-exuberance...perhaps.

    Take care,

    Joe
  • legendsdaughter
    legendsdaughter Member Posts: 30
    That is sooo great. My dad
    That is sooo great. My dad just diagnosed w/stage iv nsclc w/met to other lung & adrenal.
    Did they give an original prognosis for your mom? Dad told dr to be honest & she told him 1 1/2 yrs, more or less. Not to start chemo for 2 wks. This seems too long to wait to start??? please help , need answers. Also praying a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16

    That is sooo great. My dad
    That is sooo great. My dad just diagnosed w/stage iv nsclc w/met to other lung & adrenal.
    Did they give an original prognosis for your mom? Dad told dr to be honest & she told him 1 1/2 yrs, more or less. Not to start chemo for 2 wks. This seems too long to wait to start??? please help , need answers. Also praying a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A
    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A TIME ,I KNOW IT WAS BAD ;MY AUNTS KNEW AND COUSINS,I DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW MY FAITH IS STRONG,,AFTER ALL THE TEST WERE DONE AND SHE HAS NO TRACE OF THE CANCER .MY AUNTS SAID THAT MAYBE 1 OR 2 MONTHS,THAT WAS IN APRIL..WE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST EVERYDAY AND EVERYBODY,I AM SO LUCKY AND BLESSED,I GUESS WE ALL ARE. JUST KEEP PRAYING AND KEEP YOUR FAITH,I KNOW MY MOM IS A MIRACLE AND WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ANYMORE;WHEN MY MOM TOOK THE FIRST TREATMENT THEY RESCANED HER 3 MONTHS AFTER [SHE WAS GETTING THE CHEMO AS THE DR SAID FOR COMFORT MEASURES ONLY]THEY SCANNED HER AND AT THAT POINT THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY SIGN.I DID PULL ALL OF HER MEDICAL RECORDS AND WAS VERY CONFUSED AT ALOT OF THINGS I FOUND.ONE OF THE NURSES HAD ASKED ME HOW LONG MY MOM HAD COLON CANCER [I TOLD HER NEVER]WELL LETS PUT IT THIS WAY SOMEONE MESSED UP WITH THAT SHE DOES NOT AND DID NOT HAVE THAT.THEN THEY ASKED ME ABOUT OVIARN CANCER SHE NEVER HAD THAT,THEN ONE OF THE MEDICAL RECORDS HAD SAID THEY COULDN'T FIND HER OVARIES .THEN THE RECORDS SAID SHE HAD IMPLANTED OVARIES WHAT IS THAT?I AM GOING TO MEET WITH THE HOSPITAL ADMISS.TO GO OVER ALL OF THESE MISTAKES IN HER RECORDS.I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK AT THEIR OWN RECORDS AND ASK QUESTIONS.WE ARE ALL HUMAN...AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES..GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY .JUST KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU IF I CAN HELP ..MERRY CHRISTMAS PATTY
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16

    hmmm
    I am sometimes greatly disappointed by human beings. This is one of those times.

    THERE IS NO MIRACLE CURE. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE DRUGS. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE FOODS. THERE ARE NO MIRACLE THERAPIES.

    Maybe, someday, there will be. Those of you seeking a parting of the Red Sea from this individual should be advised that he/she now appears to be backtracking, perhaps, I will reluctantly acknowledge, from early over-exuberance...perhaps.

    Take care,

    Joe

    HI JOE, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND
    HI JOE, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT COMMENT YOU HAVE TO BELIVE WE ALL DO WE HAVE TO HAVE FAITH.I WORK IN THE MEDICAL FIELD AND HAVE FOR YEARS I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF MIRACLES..JUST KNOWING WHAT MYSELF AND MY MOTHER HAS BE THROUGH SHE IS MY MIRACLE,I GUESS WHAT I NEED FOR EVERONE TO KNOW IS PRAYERS AND FAITH IS STRONG...GOD BLESS YOU AND HOPE YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS..PATTY
  • stayingcalm
    stayingcalm Member Posts: 650

    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A
    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A TIME ,I KNOW IT WAS BAD ;MY AUNTS KNEW AND COUSINS,I DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW MY FAITH IS STRONG,,AFTER ALL THE TEST WERE DONE AND SHE HAS NO TRACE OF THE CANCER .MY AUNTS SAID THAT MAYBE 1 OR 2 MONTHS,THAT WAS IN APRIL..WE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST EVERYDAY AND EVERYBODY,I AM SO LUCKY AND BLESSED,I GUESS WE ALL ARE. JUST KEEP PRAYING AND KEEP YOUR FAITH,I KNOW MY MOM IS A MIRACLE AND WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ANYMORE;WHEN MY MOM TOOK THE FIRST TREATMENT THEY RESCANED HER 3 MONTHS AFTER [SHE WAS GETTING THE CHEMO AS THE DR SAID FOR COMFORT MEASURES ONLY]THEY SCANNED HER AND AT THAT POINT THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY SIGN.I DID PULL ALL OF HER MEDICAL RECORDS AND WAS VERY CONFUSED AT ALOT OF THINGS I FOUND.ONE OF THE NURSES HAD ASKED ME HOW LONG MY MOM HAD COLON CANCER [I TOLD HER NEVER]WELL LETS PUT IT THIS WAY SOMEONE MESSED UP WITH THAT SHE DOES NOT AND DID NOT HAVE THAT.THEN THEY ASKED ME ABOUT OVIARN CANCER SHE NEVER HAD THAT,THEN ONE OF THE MEDICAL RECORDS HAD SAID THEY COULDN'T FIND HER OVARIES .THEN THE RECORDS SAID SHE HAD IMPLANTED OVARIES WHAT IS THAT?I AM GOING TO MEET WITH THE HOSPITAL ADMISS.TO GO OVER ALL OF THESE MISTAKES IN HER RECORDS.I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK AT THEIR OWN RECORDS AND ASK QUESTIONS.WE ARE ALL HUMAN...AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES..GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY .JUST KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU IF I CAN HELP ..MERRY CHRISTMAS PATTY

    Caps
    Please, Patty, your posts are very hard to read when they're all capitals. You might get a more reasoned response if you take the caps lock off so your post doesn't look like a rant :)
  • phampleman
    phampleman Member Posts: 16

    Caps
    Please, Patty, your posts are very hard to read when they're all capitals. You might get a more reasoned response if you take the caps lock off so your post doesn't look like a rant :)

    thanks

    thanks
  • DMP
    DMP Member Posts: 50

    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A
    THE DR'S DID NOT GIVE ME A TIME ,I KNOW IT WAS BAD ;MY AUNTS KNEW AND COUSINS,I DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW MY FAITH IS STRONG,,AFTER ALL THE TEST WERE DONE AND SHE HAS NO TRACE OF THE CANCER .MY AUNTS SAID THAT MAYBE 1 OR 2 MONTHS,THAT WAS IN APRIL..WE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST EVERYDAY AND EVERYBODY,I AM SO LUCKY AND BLESSED,I GUESS WE ALL ARE. JUST KEEP PRAYING AND KEEP YOUR FAITH,I KNOW MY MOM IS A MIRACLE AND WE DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ANYMORE;WHEN MY MOM TOOK THE FIRST TREATMENT THEY RESCANED HER 3 MONTHS AFTER [SHE WAS GETTING THE CHEMO AS THE DR SAID FOR COMFORT MEASURES ONLY]THEY SCANNED HER AND AT THAT POINT THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY SIGN.I DID PULL ALL OF HER MEDICAL RECORDS AND WAS VERY CONFUSED AT ALOT OF THINGS I FOUND.ONE OF THE NURSES HAD ASKED ME HOW LONG MY MOM HAD COLON CANCER [I TOLD HER NEVER]WELL LETS PUT IT THIS WAY SOMEONE MESSED UP WITH THAT SHE DOES NOT AND DID NOT HAVE THAT.THEN THEY ASKED ME ABOUT OVIARN CANCER SHE NEVER HAD THAT,THEN ONE OF THE MEDICAL RECORDS HAD SAID THEY COULDN'T FIND HER OVARIES .THEN THE RECORDS SAID SHE HAD IMPLANTED OVARIES WHAT IS THAT?I AM GOING TO MEET WITH THE HOSPITAL ADMISS.TO GO OVER ALL OF THESE MISTAKES IN HER RECORDS.I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK AT THEIR OWN RECORDS AND ASK QUESTIONS.WE ARE ALL HUMAN...AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES..GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY .JUST KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU IF I CAN HELP ..MERRY CHRISTMAS PATTY

    Wow
    Your post is very informative, I mean how many mistakes can there be concerning one person with one illness?!?! I will make sure myself or someone with me helps review all of my medical records going into this thing! Thank you for the info and God bless you and yours.