Free to Breathe

Am I the only one

On October 21, 2014 I had surgery for a Right Upper Lobectomy. At that time they removed several lymph nodes and they were clear, meaning no Cancer. I have been told by many that I was lucky to have had surgery and the Surgeon was able to remove all the Cancer . I know that I am lucky to have had surgery and I know that others are not so lucky as they travel done this sometimes very lonely road. With that, I feel so lonely because of my early diagnosis. I am being treated like my Cancer doesn't really matter because I had surgery. I would love to know if there are any others out there who feel the same as I do. I am feeling so alone.

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So you've made it three years NED? That's wonderful. My lobectomy was eight months ago. Stage 1A with lymph nodes cancer free. They just found a new module. Hopefully it is nothing.

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Mbrad24 your not the only one who feels lonely. I had stage three they removed left lobe was I lympnodes.they could,NT find the cancer I did 6 months chemo .couldn't,t fin cancer it's been five years. I felt kind of guilty because I want every one to get rid of it. There literallytrying to get rid of it .I,m happy for you glad everything came out ok.So Don,t feel. lonely there are others have beat it. Celebrate be thankful susiejo1948

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MBrad, live your life and be thankful. Now just live a good life, trying to help others and leaving the world a better place. There is no ‘alone’ about it. Judg69

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beautifully said:)

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Your cancer matters, no one can take that away from you. But now you are healthy, and celebrating that is important. Now you are just over 3 years cancer free, and that it quite an accomplishment - don't let anyone take that accomplishment away from you! With God's grace, in 2 years you will be celebrating that magic 5 year cancer-free mark. Look toward celebrating that and be grateful your cancer was treated and gone.

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I was also diagnosed at stage 1B having never smoked. I had my upper right lobe removed and 4 rounds of chemo do to the location of the cancer (it was located at the lining of my lung). It has been 4 years since my surgery and I am thankful for everyday. When you look at how bad the long term survival rate it is, I don’t le others bring me down. Instead I embrace everyday and live it to the fullest. Hope you also live each day to the fullest and don’ let others get you down!!

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You are never alone. You heard the word “cancer” and that sets you apart and makes you a part of this community! We celebrate successes as we are thankful for all who hear the words “cancer-free” and pray all will one day hear those same words. You can be an active voice and encourage those who are still in treatment. You can show us the joy in living after a cancer diagnosis. I am so happy your cancer was found early enough that you did not have to have further treatment. It doesn’t matter how little or how much treatment we have for this disease, it is important to be a voice for awareness and help others see their doctors sooner than later. You are proof early detection is needed. God bless you, my sister!

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