We may be low on funding, but we are big on community. This is one of my favorite blogs, not just because I am mentioned in it 🙂 LC community sticks together because patients are often blamed for their own disease. We help each other because the media and general public usually do not.
Friday November 15th, 4:05 PM. I remember that moment as clear as it was yesterday. I had just started a new job, and this was my second week. I was taking notes for next week, trying wrap up so I can go home. My Phone rang, and it was Molly. Figured she wanted to talk about dinner. I answered, and Molly was crying on the other end. “The doctor just called, they see a spot on my scans, they think something is really wrong”. Friday November 15th, 4:05 PM everything changed.
On November of 2013 my 39 year old non-smoker wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer. They say you are never ready for this, but I think you are less ready at 39! From November 15th until December 7th when Molly took her first Tarceva pill, the news kept getting worst. We needed support and beside our close doctor friend Diana, nobody was able to make us feel optimistic about Molly’s disease. I was also getting tired being asked if my wife was a smoker. I got so tired of the question, that I started snapping back at people by saying “Yes, she smoked crack”! I was getting less than 4 hours of sleep per night and didn’t feel like being nice. Continue reading
I was recently reading a book, and the author called “Cancer”, the worst word in the English language. Not to take away from crappinest of cancer, but there are worst diseases out there. To name a few Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, & ALS. At least with cancer there are constant new treatments coming out, there isn’t much for the above. Continue reading