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I have stage 3 lung cancer was diagnosed last August

  • By mb57

    I had no sign or symptoms prior . Then woke up to my eye twitching on lasted a minute or so . Happened one more time so I went to ER. Took some test then when getting ready for CT I had twitching of the eye again and the nurse put me in s bed and started me on seizure meds. I was immediately taken for CT . In an hour or so I had a brain surgeon and oncologist at my bed . Surgeon said I had a tumor on the right side in my brain that had traveled from my lung . Oncolologist told me I had lung cancer . Surgeon said had to be removed the next morning and that I was lucky I only had two small seizures . That I could have had a massive seizure and would may have to learn how to talk walk again . So I had surgery the tumor was close to the outer brain they said the rest of the brain showed no cancer. I was out on steroids for inflamation and was out of ICU after one evening and wasn’t incubated after surgery . About one month of recovering from brain surgery I started 6 treatments of a very strong Chemo and also another plus keytruda. I had a Ct after 3rd treatment and tumor shrunk and shrunk again after the 6 th treatment . I was then taken off the strongest Chemo they said that Chemo would not do anymore after the 6 treatment . So no I’m on 1 Chemo and keytruda with one y last treatment tomorrow for now because Dr wants a CT in 2 weeks or so to see where we stand. I forgot to mention that they found a small amount also spread to my clavicle bone and tats why I was diagnose as stage 3 . Also had a small dose of radiation to my brain in the beginning and have had 2 MRI since then they both showed no sign of anything growing in the brain . Scheduled for another MRI for brain end of August. I’m so scared to have the next CT in two weeks . I can’t stop thinking what it will show and what the next step will be for me. Ugh Sorry such a long text.

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  • By ttimpson

    Wishing you the very best! This site is a great place to find hope and encouragement. I understand the anxiety that comes with CT scans. Please keep us updated.

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  • By Margot Keymaster

    Hi @mb57, thank you so much for sharing. You’re not alone – please know that we are here for you; many in the community continue to feel this anxiety before scans (https://lungcancer.net/living/still-get-nervous-every-scan/). You may find these tips helpful both in waiting to have a scan and in waiting for results: https://lungcancer.net/living/managing-scanxiety/ https://lungcancer.net/answers/ask-the-advocate-coping-with-scanxiety/ – and please do keep us updated if you’d like to – we’re sending positive vibes and wishing for the best! Warmly, Margot, LungCancer.net Team Member

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    • By mb57

      Thank you Margot. I’m trying To keep busy till my Scan in two weeks. It’s very hard to stay positive with all I’ve been through . I’m thankful that I’m still here it’s almost been a year .

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