Re: [MOL] To my MOL amigos! [02019] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] To my MOL amigos!



Dear Chris,

	What a heartwarming story!  I am so proud for you.  I know that your
story will give others hope.  Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol in Memphis


On Thu, 24 Aug 2000 19:18:00 EDT CCR417@aol.com writes:
> Tonight @ 10:00 will mark exactly two years since I learned my father 
> had 
> gone to the hosp., thinking he had a heart attack.  He'd gone by 
> ambulance 
> that afternoon and no one told me (the whole REST of the family, 
> including my 
> ex-) knew what had happened, but I learned at 10 PM !!!!  I couldn't 
> even 
> visit till the next day and was frantically calling their house all 
> that time 
> and worrying why there was no answer.
> 
> Anyway, enough belly-aching; what I want to say is that two years 
> later, 
> after lung surgery, chemo, radiation, and currently thalidomide - my 
> 
> 77-yr-old father is STILL with us, and we thank GOD!  For those who 
> don't 
> recall and for the newer members, I'll fill you in.  He had NSCLC in 
> both 
> lungs and it had crossed the mediastum.  They removed the small 
> growths in 
> the right lung (at the last minute and while he was already 
> anasthetized) 
> instead of the lobectomy he was anticipating in the left lung.  He 
> awoke 
> alone and terrified that they took out his "good" lung, only to 
> learn he 
> didn't have a good lung anymore.  He winced when they told him and 
> it cut me 
> to my heart.  The chemo shrunk the cancer but didn't stop it from 
> re-growth.  
> The radiation DID and the thalidomide seems to be keeping it at bay.
> 
> That's the latest.  Don't give up hope out there - if a 75 yr old 
> man could 
> endure all that and survive - give it your best and follow in his 
> footsteps.  
> God bless you all. 
> -chris
>
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