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Hello all. I am new to this site and thank you for welcoming me here. I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 and have now been a survivor for almost 3 years! I would just like to point out that as we go through the turmoil, the worries, the concerns, the depression, the pain, the fatigue, etc. over the diagnosis and with the symptoms, one important part to recovery and coping with lung cancer is those that are there by your side.

I know in my situation, if it was not for my spouse, I do not know if I would have had the courage and strength to keep fighting because there were days where I felt beaten and wanted to just give up and let God take me. But my spouse, whom I loved, never left my side. I know it was not easy for him by any means and putting up with my ups and downs probably wore him down. He never walked away and never showed signs of stress - even though I wish he would have. He has chronic pain but was there for me at every call, every doctor visit, every moment.

I just wanted to say to those that are blessed with having someone there to take care of us and to listen to us, to not overlook them and be sure to thank them for all they do because they are just as much as part of the treatment as a surgery, medication, treatment, etc.

Thank you for reading.

Beginning of the discussion - 2/12/19

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Good observation @cancerdepulmon‍. I agree. I have a wonderful family who helps me through difficult times.

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My husband thanks me all the time. But I thank him for being so brave!

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 I have non small lung cancer stage 4.I have been doing Keytuda for 6 months now and i also have lymph noids in my abdamon and they are also are all around my lungs. They gave me 6 months to live and it's been a 1 yr now. I chose not to do chemo as i didn'twant to spend the time i have hugging the toilet. I have 3 sons and they are there for me. I feel like it's a death sentence and think about it all the time. I need people to talk with me as i feel nobody really knows how i feel. so maybe on here i can find a group who has what i have. 

                                        Thank you Denise