Monday, March 5, 2012
The word itself strikes fear in many. It seems to be the modern day plague. And the treatments for it are like something out of the dark ages. Chemo really falls into this category. Nothing more than glorified rat poison. But it has helped to save many lives. Someday they will be doing things to boost our immune systems to rid our bodies of this disease. Hopefully that day will be sooner than later.
I mentioned on my other blog recently that I had hit a speed bump. That bump led the doctors to finding another bump. A spot in my upper left lung. About 3 weeks ago they told me that it was lung cancer.
I'm no stranger to the big C, having had male breast cancer in 2002 which was at stage 3B. Surgery, chemo and a lot of radiation removed that from my body. This is a totally different bug. Non small cell lung cancer. I will go in this wendesday March 7th to have about 2/3 rds of my left lung removed. They will also be able to 'stage' the cancer by removing the lymph nodes in my chest cavity. I am hopeful that they are negative for cancer. Thus it is yet to be seen what my treatment plan will be. Xavier