My surgery to remove part of my lung was postponed until late May to allow me time to heal from my recent blood clots and to start my blood thinners.
I've been hospitalized for Pulmonary Emboli. Yes, in addition to having lung cancer. Here's the latest plan for my treatment and the crazy way I found out I had these blood clots.
I'm scared, but I'm also ready to fight this cancer.
I was diagnosed last week with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). I'm told of all the types of lung cancer, NSCLC is the "best," most treatable type of lung cancer.
At 15 years old, I had bone cancer and one of the chemo drugs gave me heart failure. At 39 years old, I had a heart transplant. Four months after my transplant, I discovered I had breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy, then weeks later and just 2 days before my 41st birthday, my Mum died after losing her battle with ovarian cancer. Then at age 44, I was diagnosed with lung cancer.