caret icon Back to all discussions

What went wrong?

My husband went to the doctor for his knee pain, I stayed at home because it was not a big deal. 3 hours went by and I am beginning to worry. It wasn't long I heard him pull up. He has the oddest look on his face he looks at me and says I have stage 3 lung cancer. I didn't believe him at first, then I realized he was serious, my world ended right then and there, I've been in a state of shock ever since.

  1. I am sorry to hear your husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. I know how scary and overwhelming the diagnosis can be and how shocking to hear those words. I also went to the doctor for knee pain, for a year I was sent home told to take ibuprofen. Finally I was sent for an xray and then CT, PET, etc. and found out I was Stage 3b. That was 22 years ago. I'm still here, but with some bumps along the way. Does your husband's medical care team have a treatment plan in place for him? Please feel free to update us, we are here to share and support each other. Warmly, Alisa, LungCancer Team Patient Leader

    Please read our rules before posting.