PMFISH's Blogs

One third Plus
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      20 comments

Have now had 12 radiation treatments out of 30 and 2 chemo out of 5. I am experiencing relief in my lung, it no longer feels like the tumor is going to rupture my lung. The chemo treatments are nothing compared to what I had in 1987. I have n... Read more
Lymphatic massage
Sunday, December 29, 2013      19 comments

Stepped on the scales Friday and was up 6 pounds, all fluid in my ankles mostly. So my daughter and her friend came up last evening and drained my lymph system. What a difference that makes. Have now had 9 radiations and 1 chemo treatment. I... Read more
Finally a Plan for the Tumor
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      22 comments

Surgery is out, the tumor is too large. Trying to remove it would damage my airway. I start radiation tomorrow and chemo Friday. The tumor just made me feel my lung was going to pop. Strange where we find relief. My daughter does aromath... Read more
Snowman in 84 degree weather
Saturday, December 07, 2013      18 comments

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Pet Scan Report
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      12 comments

Well, I saw the oncologist and the pet scan today. Very interesting, but not real encouraging. Good news it has not spread to any part of my body below my neck, but it is way too close to my airway. Most Drs. he said would not touch me, but h... Read more
Onocologist Visit Today
Friday, November 22, 2013      14 comments

I learned quite a bit from this young man today. Apparently there are several types of lung cancer, so we have to identify exactly what type I have. He has ordered a pet scan for next Friday - so Thanksgiving I can have all the protein, no car... Read more
Report from John Hopkins - Not Good
Thursday, November 14, 2013      22 comments

My lung Dr. called at 6:30 this evening to let me know they had heard back from John Hopkins and they found cancer cells in the Needle Biopsy. He gave me a name of an oncologist and told me to call and make an appointment. I ask him about the ... Read more
Results of Needle Biopsy
Saturday, November 09, 2013      15 comments

Took most of yesterday afternoon to find out there were no cancerous cells found. They ran the test twice and forwarded them to John Hopkins for another opinion. Bad news they do not know what to do with me. It is a 9 centimeter fibrous mass ... Read more
Cat Scan Needle Biopsy DONE!
Monday, November 04, 2013      17 comments

Interesting procedure. They use the IV drugs that put you in the "twilight state", where the patient is relaxed and "sleepy", able to follow instructions. They went in the back to get to the tumors and they instructed me to take deep breathes ... Read more
Cat Scan Needle Biopsy
Friday, November 01, 2013      13 comments

It was scheduled for yesterday and at the last minute they called, said they did not have everything they needed, it would be postponed until Monday the 4th. Will let you know when I know.... Read more
Tumor Update
Thursday, October 24, 2013      20 comments

Was at the lung Dr. yesterday, did a breathing test and then saw him. He said the next step is a cat scan needle biopsy. I was a bit anxious about that, because I had always been told if you think there is a possibility of cancer never do a n... Read more
Good News
Wednesday, October 16, 2013      16 comments

The tumors are benign! Did not get a chance to speak with lung Dr., but I go in on the 23rd for a breathing test and then I will talk to him. Anyone out there know what can reduce tumors with supplements? Will still have to get those under co... Read more
Low Blood Sodium
Saturday, October 12, 2013      8 comments

The last two blood reports over the last 60 days both showed low sodium. So I started to check to see what that meant. My Dr. told me to drink no more than 1200 milliliters which comes out to 40.5 oz or a little over 5 cups. This is very diff... Read more
Update on Bronchoscopy
Thursday, October 10, 2013      11 comments

The procedure went very well yesterday. Will not have the results of biopsy until Monday. The Dr. told me the tumors are not in my airways but pushing against them. Got the impression that they will probably have to do a different procedure t... Read more
Friday, October 04, 2013      12 comments

I go in Wednesday at noon to have this test run. Have to be off Coumadin 6 days before this happens. Met with the attorney today to give him changes in my trust, will and to change who will be in charge of my medical decisions if I am not able... Read more

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