I am writing this to give hope to all those diagnosed with lung cancer and they cannot have surgery so must rely on chemo and radiotherapy.
On May 6th 2014 I was diagnosed with stage one lung cancer. The diagnosis was NSCLC T1A N2 M0 for those of you who find this useful. So I had one tumour and it had spread to 2 lymph nodes. I was told that my best chance of a cure was to be treated very, very aggressively, and I accepted this and went ahead.
My treatment started in June. I had Radiotherapies and chemotherapies together at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - I was treated with cistplatin and Vinorelbine and it made me very poorly indeed and at one point I vomited for 9 days consecutively! I don't want to be too graphic here as it can be frightening to those already scared but the fatigue, illness, and pain is something that only those who have undergone the same thing will understand........but........
On 11th February this year my oncologist said 'We have scanned your entire body and can now find no evidence of disease'.
The people I have met on this terrible journey have without exception been wonderful. Always cheerful, professional, and supportive. I am so grateful to live in a country where I can be treated like this and to have met the people I did.
Of course it can come back, I know that, but at the moment I do NOT have cancer!
If at any time I can help anyone in this community please just message me. There is hope, and this is my reason for writing this post.