Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi

Posted by Colleen Young @colleenyoung, Mar 2, 2017

Welcome to the Lung Cancer group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
This is a welcoming, safe place where you can meet people living with lung cancer or caring for someone with lung cancer. Let’s learn from each other and share stories about living well with cancer, coping with the challenges and offering tips.

I’m Colleen, and I’m the moderator of this group, and Community Director of Connect. Chances are you’ll to be greeted by volunteer patient Mentors and fellow members when you post to this group. Learn more about Moderators and Mentors on Connect.

We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.
Let’s chat. Why not start by introducing yourself?

@ofeyen

Thanks to John for my invitation to join.
I was invited to join a Mayo program for smokers that had quit smoking (almost 6 years)
It was one of the chest x-rays that the cancer was found. Thank you Mayo Clinic!
They took a small pie wedge from my lower left lobe and I thing all is good.
I was only in the hospital for 1 1/2 days and went back to work after 3 days (Amazing)
Thanks again MAYO

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All of your fans are glad you are back to work too! Hoping to do Sunday brunch soon – best in Southern Minnesota.

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@merpreb

I so agree with you. I also believe that we now instinctively what are body's need- well most of the time. A day before my mom passed away she wanted a spoon full of whiskey or Scotch. I forget. I gave her one and my sister went nuts. I asked her if she was afraid of mom becoming an alcoholic. Anything that a dying patient wants should be top priority.

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I agree with Linda’s response…keep fighting! There are truly many pathways to treatment.
My wife, Kay is testimony to that! A 3 year lung cancer survivor, (who lost 2/3 of her right lung) she gets infusions of a trial drug every three weeks now. The remainder of her time, she spends leading a normal life, playing golf, attending card clubs, and shopping!
Keep on fighting back!

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@ofeyen

Thanks to John for my invitation to join.
I was invited to join a Mayo program for smokers that had quit smoking (almost 6 years)
It was one of the chest x-rays that the cancer was found. Thank you Mayo Clinic!
They took a small pie wedge from my lower left lobe and I thing all is good.
I was only in the hospital for 1 1/2 days and went back to work after 3 days (Amazing)
Thanks again MAYO

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Omar @ofeyen – back to work 3 days after a major surgery is amazing. Not only is your family happy all of your customers, including me are happy! Looking forward to my next Sunday brunch at Omar’s Cafe! ~ John

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@llwortman

Yikes! I am a 10 year lung cancer survivor…with most of my left lung missing! It has been a journey!
I cannot tell you how painful it has truly been to fight back against the disease, the stigma, the shame & blame. I beg you to please think about
your options. In 10 years there have been so many new pathways to healing. There really are other safer risks that can be more fun. Respectfully,
Let’s stay Connected!

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@llwortman Happy 10 year survival anniversary! You are amazing and we are all glad that you are still here. Thank you a million times over for all that you do to advocate for so many.

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@eott6913

I have heard that sugar is very bad for cancer is that true?

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Here is an article from Mayo Clinic regarding cancer myths, including some information about sugar and cancer.
– Cancer causes: Popular myths about the causes of cancer https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-causes/art-20044714?pg=2

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Hello Teresa, (shortshot80 here. It has been quite a month. Next chemo Immune therapy on Monday. May 7. This last week has been tough, My hubby of 67 years passed away yesterday age 90. Will be a tough time for a while.. More later. Nancy)

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Dear Nancy,
My condolences to you. You have suffered a huge loss!!! Being I’ll yourself is another challenge. Sending you a loving hug. Penny

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Thank you, it's all in slow motion time. We will be having a celebration of life for him soon. I'm just really tired, but am hoping that wil change some soon. Nancy

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@shortshot80

Thank you, it's all in slow motion time. We will be having a celebration of life for him soon. I'm just really tired, but am hoping that wil change some soon. Nancy

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So sorry for your loss, Nancy. I can imagine that you must feel like you are moving in slow motion and just putting one foot in front of the other. So many things to think about wrapped up in many emotions. I hope you are surrounded by family. Sending you a virtual hug. Colleen

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@shortshot80

Thank you, it's all in slow motion time. We will be having a celebration of life for him soon. I'm just really tired, but am hoping that wil change some soon. Nancy

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So sorry Nancy. Be kind and patient with yourself. Take care.

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@shortshot80

Hello Teresa, (shortshot80 here. It has been quite a month. Next chemo Immune therapy on Monday. May 7. This last week has been tough, My hubby of 67 years passed away yesterday age 90. Will be a tough time for a while.. More later. Nancy)

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Hello, @shortshot80 — I've not yet had the opportunity to meet you, but I noted you said you lost your husband of 67 years. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

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Dearest Nancy
It is never easy no matter how we try to prepare for this kind of loss. There are no words that can fill
the emotional loss and pain we feel when this happens. I am sorry.

You will continue to be in my prayers asking for the heavens to give you strength. I will send you silent blessings. Remember to look up to the sky and know that when the sun shines you are loved and not alone.
Many cyber hugs,
linda

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