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Allergy Attack Was Small Cell Lung Cancer

Sept. 2013 was the start of a trip into darkness. But I’m 73, healthy, active, it can’t be lung cancer, it is my nose. It is allergies… Thus began the tests; pet scan, and biopsies and a mediastinoscopy and then surgery. I believe it was called a lower lung wedge. It got infected and didn’t close for 60 days. Thank God for the visiting nurses. After constant scans, it became active again in 2015. I was devastated. I had blood clots in both lungs and had a plural catheter inserted. And was put on Keytruda. I was not so bright. I listened but didn’t research and ultimately had every side effect possible. My nightmare had worsened. Now I have no treatments just blood work every 6 months and maintenance medication. Oxycontin 10’s and oxycodone 5’s for breakthrough pain, Prilosec, Eliquis for clots etc. I am weary but get up every day shower and dress and sometimes go back to nap. I cannot accept this life. I hate it with all my being. A day at a time is my mantra. God Bless all who are on this unwanted journey. Be kind to yourself and to those who are there for you.

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  • Alisa moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi, I am so sorry to hear about all your challenges. A day at a time is a good mantra to have. I’m a lung cancer survivor also and try to live a day at a time. I find support groups, whether online or in person, help and inspire me. Please feel free to reach out to us with any concerns, or just to chat. Many blessings, Alisa

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