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Tue, Mar 10 9:41pm · Anyone out there living with stage 4 lung cancer? in Lung Cancer

Hi: Have you heard about GO2Foundation? There is an amazing group of lung cancer patients, survivors and advocates with helpful information and support all dedicated to lung cancer. All the best from a 12 year lung cancer survivor.

Thu, Feb 27 7:48pm · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

Hello jwiegers 17:
I understand how difficult it is when you cannot get your breath. Something that tremendously helped me was
being introduced to Dr Amit Sood in a Paced Breathing Study. Dr Amit Sood has written several books that help
understand not only how to find relief, but explain what and how to have a better quality of life. One of my favorite
books is "Stress Free Living" by Dr Amit Sood. I hope this helps.

Sun, Jan 12 7:24am · My 90 yr old Mom has pneumonia and I'm worried... in Lung Health

You are an amazing and wonderful daughter. Get a second opinion. Ask for a CT chest scan. If you live near Mayo Clinic or a similar medical facility have you thought about going for a second opinion?

I ask this because of my history of lack of treatment by a general physician in a small town and a team who did not know how to begin to properly diagnose or treat my symptoms.
The most important thing is your mom’s Quality of Life, as yours too. And as for Mayo Clinic, they saved my life! Trust your instincts. Bravo to you for being such a kind and caring son!

Sun, Jan 12 7:38pm · My 90 yr old Mom has pneumonia and I'm worried... in Lung Health

You are very well informed and so caring and special. Maybe you can ask her some questions, with her husband within ear shot?
With proper diagnosis & proper treatment her Quality of Life could be greatly improved.

You are not alone with this challenge, but do not give up. I’m thinking of you & your mom.

Mon, Jan 13 12:09pm · My 90 yr old Mom has pneumonia and I'm worried... in Lung Health

Hello Peach 82: I really really appreciate you sharing your story. My story was very similar. My diagnosis after I left local hospitals and doctor and went to Mayo Clinic. My proper diagnosis with a CT Scan at Mayo Clinic was Non Small Cell Lung Cancer . After surgery and an amazing support team at Mayo,
I continue to follow up at this fantastic facility and am celebrating 12 years of survival. So, you are not a burden to me, we need more worriers like you. I
would love to stay in contact because you give inspiration with hope as a worrier! Happy New Decade ! Thank you again,

Sun, Jan 12 5:24pm · Small Cell Lung Cancer in Lung Cancer

Thank you for sharing and speaking up! We need more survivors like you. It’s difficult at best to go up against lung disease. Bravo to you.

Dec 13, 2019 · Talking Frankly about Living with Advanced Cancer in Cancer

Dear Leann:
I commend you for sharing your fears, and I assure you that you are not alone. I understand the horror when diagnosed with life threatening diseases and events. But we can and will survive. I have survived lung cancer (and melanoma ) for 12 years, and lived through the unfair stigma as a never smoker.
I have had outstanding support from my physicians and their teams as well as my loving husband.

One place where I found amazing insights about death and living one day at a time was through Dr Amit Sood, his paced breathing study, his classes, and his lectures along with his well written books. My favorite book is HAPPINESS by Dr Amit Sood.

Think about reading this book and practicing what he teaches about surviving, and sleep and acceptance.
I tell people, lung cancer became my blessing and keeps teaching me many lessons.
You deserve a cyber hug.

Dec 10, 2019 · Reclast Infusion in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I’m on your team! I had injections. I was down for the count and very ill. I am athletic and in shape and eat well.
I woke up one morning and could not put weight on mt right leg. My Orthopedic Doctor in sports medicine found an impact fracture – suspect Osteoclasts! Bravo to you fir speaking up and doing the right thing.