Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond
I am 76 years old and I have one foot in the grave and the other is on a banana
peel, but life is a ball.
In 1998 when I was a young man of 70, I was informed that I had a growth in my left
lung. After a few examinations and a needle biopsy, I was informed it was
a cancerous growth. After consultation with an Internist, a Pulmonologist,
a Cardiothoracic Sugeon and an Oncologist (here I would like to wish that you all
would have as wonderful a group of doctors and nurses as I had), it was decided
that chemotherapy and surgery would be our course of action. This was accomplished.
In January of 2002, it was discovered that I had a tumor in the upper portion of
my left lung. A biopsy indicated it was cancerous. This time chemo
and radiation was the prescribed treatment and it was successful in eliminating
I mention this only to indicate I know of what I speak. Do no let Cancer end
your Life. Wade in with Faith, Humor, and Resolve to survive and enjoy what
ever length of time your have left on this green earth. We will all die at
some point, it is the living that we must face, conquer and manage.
Faith is a strong ally and is never to be overlooked. Humor is the lubricant
for an enjoyable Life, both for you and those around you. Resolve is the determination
to fight for every moment of enjoyment life has to offer. Let no one "rain
on your parade."
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