Post # 17
I’m so sorry. My father wasdiagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in November, opted not to have treatment, and passed away in April. I would say most of that time he was feeling relatively ok – things took a turn for the worse in late March and he passed away 3 weeks later. We struggled with wanting him to be around for as long as possible but I know that if he had done treatment it would have only prolonged the sickness. I don’t think it would have prolonged his life in any quality way, and he may have been sick through even those early months after the diagnosis. I am so thankful for the time we had with him at home when he was feeling well and weweren’t running him back and forth to the hospital.
Post # 18
So sorrry to hear of the news. Sending encouraging thoughts your way.
Post # 19
@mariematt: Thank you! Depending tomorrow what the bone scan and MRI indicate, I never thought we would consider not giving treatment to extend her life but I can understand how it maybe painful, stressfull etc. my family and I are going to have a lot of decisions to make in the next few days/weeks/months. So difficult.
Post # 20
My best friends father was diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer, he lived for 3 years after diagnosis, did some treatment but stopped it. He was at his worst only 3 weeks before he passed away at home. The cancer had moved to his brain by then and it was the brain cancer that killed him.
Post # 21
@RockStar33: Thank you for sharing!
Post # 22
My father passed away about 6 years ago from Stage 4 Lung Cancer. He was diagnosed in December and passed away the end of May. He didn’t have Chemo, but he had radiation. We knew that it had spread to his bones, which we were told is one of two places it commonly spreads too. He ended up having a stroke and that’s when we discovered it had spread to his liver etc. he eventually said no more and he wasn’t give anything except for the pain and ended up passing away a few days later.
II know exactly what you are going through, if you want to chat or anything. I’m here.
Post # 23
I don’t know what to say, but I really wish I could give you a big hug.
Post # 24
@Shmuntz: Wow, I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing. It is definitely tough! We will hpefully receive the bone scan results tomorrow and she will have an MRI done tomorrow as well since the machine was broken today!? Really? I will also call one of the top cancer treatment centers in the area tomorrow since we will have to get moving on this. She will need to receive oncology care and will get an opinion from a well respected place – hopefully.
Thank you so much! Every message helps!
Post # 25
- Wedding: August 2013 - Anaheim Hills Golf Course
I’m so sorry to hear this…My thoughts are with you and your family…
Post # 26
I’m so so so sorry, mu dad just passed away 7 weeks ago from stage 4 cancer, not lung cancer but bowel cancer that also infected his lymh nodes so spread to his lungs, liver, heart and stomach, he was originally only given 1 year to live but was here with us for nearly 4 years. If you mum is open to alternate therapies along with the chemotherapy what worked for my father was infusions of vitamin C and oxygenating the blood. He also stuck to a strick diet of no sugar and gluten free (he still had his wine though) PM me if you would like more details. It’s a hard road for both your poor mum, yourself and your family. AGain I’m so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Post # 27
@purple_sofia: I am sorry about your mother. I understand your worry as my father had stage 4 thyroid cancer almost two years ago before my husband and I married. I admire your poise in your responses and your understanding of your situation. I admire your positive attitude that you have. I pray for you and your family and I am thinking of you.
Post # 28
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Oh my god, I’m so sorry 🙁 How terrible. HUGS xoxox
Post # 29
@purple_sofia: Im so so sorry! My mom had breast cancer that eventually spread to her lungs, stage 4. We were told in December that with treatment we would have her til St Patricks Day. She passed away January 22. I hope you get a lot more time with your mom! Cherish every single minute you can. I wish I could give you a huge hug!!
Post # 30
@purple_sofia: I am so sorry. I lost my mom to cancer-not lung, but it still is difficult. Although it is hard, allow your mom to make her decisions. My mom fought cancer for 4 years, she had chemo treatments nearly every week for the four years, and she said she was done chemo when she quit having fun. I told her she was free to go, but I wasn’t going to like it. Truly cherish every moment you have with your mom, savor it so you can remember it. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Post # 31
@purple_sofia: I am very sorry to hear about your mom’s diagnosis.
I lost my dad to cancer – esophageal which later metastisized into his lungs. He battled it for 6 years, and he was probably the world’s most unhealthiest man (smoked, drank, poor diet). Each time something would come up (a treatment, surgery), the prognosis would be like 8-12 months if this works. He kept on buying time with various procedures and chemo until he wasn’t able to buy any more time (his options were now not working any more). We cancelled our wedding when he had 4-6 month left to live and the wedding was in 5 months.
I hope these 7 weeks come quickly for you and everything as is before then.