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OXYGEN 24/7 STAGE 3B

LULLA
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Joined: Apr 2010

I have recently been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer and will start my treatments next week.They will be doing radiation and chemotherapy simultaneously for 7 weeks while I was waiting I came down with a respiratory infection and have been put on cough medicne,antibiotics and full time oxygen...
Has anyone had this happen prior to or during treatment??

Thanks for getting back to me this is a brand new world for me..

lulla

sammigirl2215
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Joined: Apr 2010

Hi Lulla,
I also have non small cell cancer, diagnosed in February of this year. I also was put on oxegen at home because of a cough and not being able to breath. I had 25 rounds of radiation to the lungs and 5 rounds of chemo. The radiation has helped with the cough and breathing so I rarely use the oxegen now.I didn't have any problem with the chemo, the radiation made me tired and really made it difficult to swallow for a while. It's brand new and scary for me too. Good Luck.

LULLA
Posts: 7
Joined: Apr 2010

I feel encouraged by your response I am so anxious to start treatment and get beyond this horrible disease.I wish you luck and hope to keep in touch with you thru our treatments and recovery. I am facing 35 days of radiation and chemo 1 day a week for 7 weeks it's so hard to believe I was never sick until the bronchospy then the diagnosis.

THANKS AGAIN

Lulla

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wicker_woman
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Joined: Aug 2004

Lulla,

I'm an 8 year NSCL-Stage III-B Large Cell survivor. I did not have oxygen before treatment but was on it for a while after my lung was resected. You may want to read my story as I have been good about updating it. I will pass on a tip that seemed to be good for me during treatment which was riding my stationary bike. I truly believed it helped with my lung function. I went through 34 rounds of rads and 8 rounds of Carbo Platin and Taxol. It was brutal but I survived. I wish you the best and I will tell you to keep moving forward... you will survive!

LULLA
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Joined: Apr 2010

I am so encouraged I am a fighter and will never give up your story was wonderful.I feel so fortunate to have a great hospital,the drs. and people like you to help me beat this horrible disease. I start 7 weeks of radiation and chemo one day week next week looking forward to staying in touch with you..

thanks again lulla

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wicker_woman
Posts: 19
Joined: Aug 2004

Sorry the chat room has closed here. Many of us have moved over to caring voices. Come on over if you feel like chatting with other surviors and caregivers as you go through treatment. Were a great support group! Were all there to answer any questions you have.
Kick it!

Sherrydave
Posts: 8
Joined: Apr 2010

Thank you for posting where there is another site for this. I try to get as much info as I can. My dad has nsclc and getting ready for a lobectomy.
Thanks again wicker woman.

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wicker_woman
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Joined: Aug 2004

I hear the CSN chat room is back up and running. I'm on my way to check it out. Hope to meet you there.

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z
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Stage IIIB

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