Lung Cancer Journey

Hi … In April 2016 I was diagnosed with a mass in my right lower lobe of my lung … I was seeing my family doc since 2012 … He told me I had COPD… He never sent me for testing … I changed family doctors because in the fall I would get bronchitis … In May I had surgery and they removed my lower lobe of my lung .. The mass was about the size of a baseball .. They also removed a lot of lymph nodes … In June they started chemo 3 days a week and on the fourth day I got a neulasta shot … My chemo ended in August but it did not work for me …it spread to my liver … They did a chemo embolization to my liver and the next day they went in and burned the tumor … They started me on Opdivo … It worked ..I am cancer free … I did get to nasty side effects …acquired ulcerative colitis which is horrible … And it also threw my thyroid off .. I have lost lots of weight because of the colitis .. My GI doc told me it will probably not go away … I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy … There are so many foods I can’t eat … Get fatigue a lot and nausea .. If I get a colon flare up I end up in the hospital for days … But I have to say I am very happy I am cancer free …

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