HAPPY DAYS AHEAD

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Wow. What can I say!!! I started my Lung Cancer journey last January [2023]. What a scary slope I was on. The waiting for diagnosis was horrible.  Not knowing what my end would be. I went through being told radiation would make me very very ill, my only choice was to have my right lung removed completely. I spent a few weeks thinking the worse things possible to be told by the surgeon he couldn't do it. He looked me in the eyes and right off the cuff he said " you won't make it. If I didn't loose you on the table  I would loose you in recovery." My only option was Radical radiation therapy. A few more weeks waiting, more stress for my family. I then saw a lovely consultant who  was  just brilliant.  Her first words to me where, "today I will see a lot of patients in the same situation as you, but you are the lucky one today". I began my radical radiation in September  and finished in October. Then the wait again for scans. Finally I saw my consultant on Friday 23rd 24. The night before I couldn't sleep and my tummy was on a boat by itself. Then the results we had waited for. "YOUR CANCER HAS GONE". I still have to have scans etc., but for now it's gone.  This thing can be beaten, sometimes. Never give up, never say never. To everyone just starting this journey, I wish you love and luck 

  • Hello  

    What a fantastic post and good news to share.  Thank you for posting - I am aware you have also shared the good news on the Lung Cancer Forum.

    You look forward to every day - your new life starts here - amazing - you take care.

    Best wishes - Brian.

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  • Thank you Brian for your kind words. Hope is all we have on this journey 

  • So pleased for you. A welcome positive upbeat post.

    Thank you for sharing and good luck to you for the future

  • My husband got to the age of 63 without never being ill ,then in November he go pneumonia  after being admitted to hospital for 5 days on antibiotics, then having to go back because the infection was still there.then the cts mri scans .then in January we were told lung cancer ,luver cancer and now its in husband bones .we found out its a small cell cancer,which they say is rare.Now his heart is affected and is in heart failure. He is due to start chemo on Thursday. We have been told it couldn't be operated on. This is going to sound so selfish of me ,but I just won't to run away ,I'm not a strong people ,and my husband has always looked after me and protected me .I do look after him ,and I do love him so much ,but I'm so scared of losing him

  • Hello   A warm welcome to the online Cancer Community. Your reactions are just normal - don't worry too much - no one wants to deal with cancer especially in a loved one.

    The online Community is divided up into forums or chat rooms which are cancer specific. It would be a great idea for you to join the following where you will find people on the same or similar journey. To join a forum, just click on the link provided:

    Lung cancer forum 

    Liver cancer forum 

    Carers only forum 

    Once the page opens up just click on "join" on the black banner at the bottom of the page and then +NEW to introduce yourself.

    There is also our helpline on 0808 808 00 00 (8am -8pm 7 days a week) There are some great people there who can advise you regarding that extra support you may need on this journey - No on fights cancer alone.

    If I can do anything else for you please let me know.

    Best wishes - Brian.

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  • Hunni, what you are feeling right now is normal. You WILL find the strength, believe me. It will creep up on you without you even being aware. My husband wanted to leave, convinced he just could notface all of this. He is still here, much stronger than he was. We all deal in different ways, but we all go through the same feelings. Wanting to run, being so angry that this is happening, hurting  so much inside you think that it will never go away. They are all normal reactions we all face, as the patient and as loved ones. You will amaze yourself at just how strong you really are. You will get through this. This community is ALWAYS here to help you make the steps you have to face. It is a family, a big family of  fighters  all connected by one one thing. No one will ever put you down, you will never need to explain.  I wish you all the love and strength on this journey, you WILL get through this. Everyone is here if you need them Heart️