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Surgery Date January 27, 2011

January 5, 2011

So I first met with the surgeon a few weeks ago.  We discussed the options, and he was not over-whelmingly eager to head to the OR.  He wanted multiple tests, checking to see if surgery was even doable.  (Read more…)



Consult with Surgeon Tomorrow

December 14, 2010

I have an appointment tomorrow with Eric Lambright- a Thoracic Surgeon at Vanderbilt.  I’m nervous and anxious about what he thinks and will recommend for more treatment.  I’m not sure what I’m even hoping for.  (Read more…)



I’m Back To The Blog

December 7, 2010

It has been a long time since I’ve written this blog. For many reasons, Mainly because it’s hard and difficult to write about being so vulnerable and weak.  It’s hard to know what this disease is doing to me daily and continue to try to live a normal productive life.  (Read more…)



Lung Cancer-Unrelenting

March 27, 2010

So initially, immediately after my scans the oncologist looked at the pictures and we thought they looked pretty stable.  The feeling was good– great, a relief; my breathing returned to normal.  He recommended that we could wait a full year before we looked again.  That feeling was estatic.  (Read more…)



Scans Tomorrow

March 15, 2010

It’s been a rough day.  Rough week, actually.  Really, rough two weeks.

It all started when I developed an upper respiratory illness—unrelenting cough, congested, body aches, and fever that has hung on through lots of rest, orange juice and two rounds of antibiotics. (Read more…)



Gene Mutation Testing for Lung Cancer

March 4, 2010

At the Targeted Therapies Meeting, the one thing that I heard over and over was about different mutations that tumors possess and how they are working on blocking these mutations to stop tumor growth. (Read more…)



Exciting News for Lung Cancer

March 2, 2010

I just returned from Santa Monica. California. I attended the IASLC 10th Annual Targeted Therapies in the Study of Lung Cancer. At this meeting, leading researchers and oncologists talk about new and upcoming therapies for lung cancer. (Read more…)



Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 2, 2009

November is official here, and with it comes the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  Before I was diagnosed, I didn’t know when it was. I didn’t even know there was a lung cancer awareness month. (Read more…)



Chicago Lung Run

October 9, 2009

Last month, my friend Anne and I went to Chicago to the Chicago Lung Run.  This was the 6th annual Run, however, my first time to go to this event. (Read more…)



Sleepless Nights

September 1, 2009

Without my pain meds, I’m back to sleepless nights.  The pain is back full force and if I can get to sleep I don’t ususally stay asleep.  Turning over in bed is enough to wake me up or I wake up with burning chest pain where the mattress touches me. (Read more…)