Hi i'm Kirk and i have lung cancer. I have Surgery on the 17th of this month, they my take the whole right lung, very scared, as i'm going through this 100% alone, and any advice on this would be awesome. As i don't know what to expect, and that scars me. I've been a self employed auto mechanic for the last 2 1/2 years not able to get disability and there fighting me on SSI. My breathing has put me to the point that it is very hard to work and to boot i have a alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency witch means my lungs are not protected like most peoples are. this is way i have lung cancer at the age of 42 and i stopped smoking 11/8/14. And this is why i may never be able to work on car again due to the cancer fumes. So one of my questions is due to not getting disability i have done up a fund raiser for $2000 to help me get through recovery so far i have raised $580 using GiveForward and sharing it on face book. its not working no more. does anyone have any suggestions on what i can do to raise this money, I have taken to over 40 churches, and nothing. i'm doing everything i can to stay positive, some day are very hard. you can check out the rest of my story on that site, this is not intended for you to donate but intended for you to get the rest of the story. Thank you for any suggestions you give god bless and thank you for letting me on this site!!!