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Stage IV non small cell Lung Cancer

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Joined: Jun 2012

Was diagnosed on 5-29-12 with State IV non small cell Lung Cancer. It's been a real challenge to wrap my head around this as I am only 51 year old female.
I have been through one chemo on 6-14-12 which landed me in the hospital for three days due to high fever. All reports showed that there was no other infections. (Next chemo 7-5-12)
I am going to fight this and would like information or tips for keeping active and healthy.
Thank you and God bless each and everyone of out there.

Coco Gilmore
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Prayer for me is essential as it is the one thing that is 'real'. The doctors have a way of putting the darkest side in front of me always (3A stage), yet I pray and remember it is God that is in charge. the walking is always the first thing in the morning (after bible) as it allows me to digest what is going on and how much love and support and hope the Lord provides. Try to walk even a very little if that is all you can do, it is the movement in the body that gives movement in the spirit! You'll see.

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Thank you so much, I have been praying but need to get moving. I will keep in touch with progress.

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Walking is a great thing. Also, gentle stretching, isometric exercises and Tai Chi have helped me tremendously. After a nasty patch where I had 3 surgeries in a 10 day period I lost what muscle tone I had left after chemo and radiation. The exercise has made a tremendous difference in the way I feel. You were given a spirometer in the hospital, don't stop using it. Do not be disappointed if you can't walk distances or ride a bike for several months or longer.

Lying in bed: point your toes away from body then point the toes back up to ceiling. Lift leg 3-4 inches hold for a count comfortable to you then slowly lower it back to the bed. Repeat each 5-10 times.

Sitting or lying down hook your fingers together across your chest and pull, repeat 5-10 times then move your arms above your head and repeat.

Standing at a counter, hands on the counter, walk in place for 1-2 minutes. These don't sound like much but when you have had chemo and radiation they can kick your bottom.

Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.

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Thank you for the information, I will start immediately. Will keep in touch with progress. Keep the faith.

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Joined: May 2012

I agree Pray and walk, also if you are fortunate to have a program near you that provides free services take advantage of them all. We have one here in Toledo and I have Energy work ie Reiki and Healing Touch. Also have recieved an oncology massage and Reflexology all for free. Counseling is also available. You have had very good news I wish you the very best

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You 'll be ok....life is what it is...acceptance, after two yrs with stage iv ...its all good, averyone is acculimated.....including myself.....i think!!!


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I found a cookbook called "Eating Well Through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatments" by Holly Clegg & Gerald Miletello, MD. Has some good suggestions in it. Can find it on Amazon.com or other book sites.

My husband just completed his Gemzar cycle and will have a CT on the 10th. We'll go from there.

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