My Journey Begins

I also was diagnosed with Stage 4 nsc adenocarcinoma metastatic lung cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 3 back in July of this year. In just a matter of 2 weeks while waiting to start chemo I developed several lumps/knots. So on August 16th had biopsy on one of the lumps/knots. Had to wait for a week to get results. On my 63rd birthday of all days to tell me that I now had stage 4 nsc adenocarcinoma metastatic lung cancer.

Oncologist told me if I did nothing I would have 3-6 months and if I took chemo I could have a year. I received first treatment on August 28th. I am getting chemo every 3 weeks and have had two treatments now. On 10/10 I will have a CT scan and labs and decide if I should keep receiving chemo. Oncologist said I was not longer a candidate for surgery or radiation.

I am getting Keytruda, Alimta and Carboplatin. I have done really well with this treatment so far and have been able to continue working. I also still have a full head of hair.The only issue I have had is edema to my legs/ankles and feet which I was told was from the steroids that I am given also.

From the very beginning I have had peace with all of it and have said Whatever God’s will is I am good with it. Either way I know I will be healed whether here on earth or in heaven with him. Cancer does not define me or control me. God is in control. I was a smoker for 51yrs and have been trying to quit with the help of medication and patches. I am down to 3 cigarettes a day now from 1-1 and 1/2 pack a day. I pray for all cancer patients and ask God to give them healing according to his will and peace and comfort. Sorry this is so long.

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