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Fri Sep 9, 2022, 04:57 PM

Update on my cancer

I have a pulmonary appointment on Thursday, Sept. 15. There is a tumor in my lower left lobe of my lungs. She (my primary care doc) says it is large, 3.3 x 2.8 cm and it is cancer. Lower lobe tumors do not metastasize as often.

It has not spread into my back. They caught it in time. The treatment I am having is a broncospopy.

I will be getting treatment and I should be able to heal.

I have had one and one-half cigarettes since July 26th, and I am done smoking. I don't care how many cigarettes my husband brings home. That is over.

I am feeling good about things. I know I can beat this.

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murielm99 Sep 2022 OP
applegrove Sep 2022 #1
skylucy Sep 2022 #2
DarthDem Sep 2022 #3
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 2022 #4
blm Sep 2022 #5
Diamond_Dog Sep 2022 #6
peacebuzzard Sep 2022 #7
murielm99 Sep 2022 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 2022 #31
Bayard Sep 2022 #9
gademocrat7 Sep 2022 #10
Karadeniz Sep 2022 #11
Skittles Sep 2022 #12
murielm99 Sep 2022 #17
Skittles Sep 2022 #18
Anon-C Sep 2022 #13
yonder Sep 2022 #14
mountain grammy Sep 2022 #15
Rebl2 Sep 2022 #19
LoisB Sep 2022 #16
Evolve Dammit Sep 2022 #20
Rebl2 Sep 2022 #21
iluvtennis Sep 2022 #22
BigDemVoter Sep 2022 #23
femmedem Sep 2022 #24
whathehell Sep 2022 #25
pazzyanne Sep 2022 #26
Cha Sep 2022 #27
Scrivener7 Sep 2022 #28
kimbutgar Sep 2022 #29
benfranklin1776 Sep 2022 #30
onecaliberal Sep 2022 #32
ancianita Sep 2022 #33
Half-step Sep 2022 #34
niyad Sep 2022 #35
3catwoman3 Sep 2022 #36
William769 Sep 2022 #37
SlimJimmy Sep 2022 #38
lostnfound Sep 2022 #39
lostnfound Sep 2022 #40
PaulnFortWorth Sep 2022 #41
Ziggysmom Sep 2022 #42
pandr32 Sep 2022 #43
Midnight Writer Sep 2022 #44
Native Sep 2022 #45
Quakerfriend Sep 2022 #46
Kali Sep 2022 #49
Quakerfriend Sep 2022 #50
uppityperson Sep 2022 #47
stage left Sep 2022 #48
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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 04:59 PM

1. Good news.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:00 PM

2. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Sending good thoughts and healing vibes

to you murielm!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:03 PM

3. Stay Strong!!!


You got this.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:04 PM

4. This sounds like good news

You will be in my prayers

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:05 PM

5. ((muriel))

You can.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:05 PM

6. Excellent news!

Wishing you strength to fight and knock it out!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:05 PM

7. yes you can beat this! best wishes for a speedy treatment

and full recovery

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:08 PM

8. Thanks, everyone for your support.

Cigarettes taste terrible to me now. I am happy about that.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:29 PM

31. Isn't it weird how your body tells you to quit smoking?

Makes it much easier than when people just quit without any such feeling.

You are in my thoughts! Just like my sister said... When she got breast cancer. Not going to worry about it I am just going to focus on doing exactly whatever the doctors tell me to do and take it one step at a time. It works out!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:08 PM

9. Best wishes for your recovery

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:10 PM

10. Wishing your well.

Take care.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:14 PM

11. Thanks for the update. For what it's worth, I also have a sense of optimism about this. Google a

photo of healthy lungs and visualize that inside you. Can't hurt!!!!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:38 PM

12. yes you can and you will beat this

now promise us this: if you are tempted to light up a cig, POST YOUR INTENTION HERE FIRST and let us talk to you about it

also, is there any way to get your husband to limit his smoking to outside or one room - he should be helping you

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:04 PM

17. Good ideas.

He mostly smokes outside.

I still have cancer. I need to be sure they remove or eradicate it before it spreads to my spine.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:06 PM

18. you can kick cancer ass, muriel!

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:38 PM

13. Great news!

Godspeed and to your healing!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 05:54 PM

14. Good news and best wishes.

With healing and some extra energy, consider working on your husband to quit also - you'll be his best example.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:01 PM

15. Wonderful news! and tell hubby to smoke outside.

All the best to you!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:17 PM

19. That's

What my FIL did when my MIL got lung cancer. He smoked a pipe and took it outside when she was diagnosed. She went through chemo and radiation and lived another 21 years.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:04 PM

16. "I know I can beat this". I know you can too. Healing hugs and vibes on the way to you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:21 PM

20. You rock!!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:21 PM

21. My mother

in-law lived 21 years after having lung cancer. It was pretty amazing to me. Sending you healing thoughts.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:34 PM

22. The mind is a very power thing - love your attitude. Stay strong.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:38 PM

23. As a former heavy smoker, I have to tell you that

if you can make it 24 hours without a cigarette, you can DEFINITELY quit! You are going to feel so much better. I didn't realize that lower lobe tumors do not metastasize as often. That is great news! I wish you the very, very best.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:40 PM

24. I'm so happy to read this!

So, so much better than the previous post I read about your cancer. Yes, you can beat this!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:44 PM

25. I'm feeling good FOR you, Muriel..

I smoked a pack and a half of cigarettes a day for over 25.years, and I was finally able to quit..Very best to you

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 06:44 PM

26. Stay strong...

...and take good care of yourself, muriel99! Prayers on their way to you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:05 PM

27. I'm so happy to hear to, Muriel!!🕯🕊❤️💚🍀🌈

I hope your husband smokes outside for your sake!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:06 PM

28. So glad they got it in time. Best to you for years and years in the future.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:14 PM

29. Keeping healthing positive thoughts for you!

Hang in there Muriel you will Beat this!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:20 PM

30. That is great news! 👍🏼

It sounds like you have an exceedingly high chance of beating this completely which is awesome 👏🏼 And your attitude is the perfect response! So YES YOU WILL PREVAIL!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:32 PM

32. Very good news.

Your great attitude will be so helpful. You got this. Positive healing thoughts to you. 🫶🏻

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:32 PM

33. Good for you!

Thank you for updating us on how you're keeping up your end.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:43 PM

34. great job!

You ARE doing this!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:45 PM

35. Good news! Sending vibes for successful procedure and healing. Your DU

famiky is here for you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:46 PM

36. Excellent decision to ditch the cigarettes.

Sending healing thoughts.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Fri Sep 9, 2022, 07:48 PM

37. Stay Strong my friend.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 12:01 AM

38. I quit smoking 15 years ago after

A hospital stay. Best decision I ever made. Good for you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 09:16 AM

39. I'm SO happy!! Thank you for updating us

Iím sorry that itís cancer but so thrilled that they caught it at time, that it is good news, and that you know you can beat this.

Shoot for 99 anywayÖ Make it the best 15 years of your life.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 09:20 AM

40. PS my partner quit using Kirkland Quit lozenges. Maybe those would work for your husband.nt

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 10:38 AM

41. Cancer Treatment

I had throat cancer last year. Chemo and radiation. It's in remission now. It was scary. I lost 15 lbs in less than two months. I needed a G-tube to consume Boost high calorie drinks.

Now my wife has myeloma. Since I had a good outcome we're going to the same oncologist. She also had a bronchoscopy to see if her lung congestion is related (it's not but long-term covid may be the cause of that).

Get your husband to quit also. The smell of smoking will be in his skin and clothes. It'll take almost a year for the smell to go away but it'll always be a subtle reminder that you won't notice. I'm a former smoker also and it took three years of trying before I finally was able to quit.

Good luck with your treatment. Eat healthy and keep physically active.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 12:08 PM

42. Wishing you a fast recovery. Check into CoQ10 supplement. My husband had heart failure,

with a mitral valve replacement, and is also on oxygen for COPD. His surgeon suggested the supplement, she is from Greece and it is very regularly used in Europe she told us. My husband is now 5 years out from his valve surgery and has no further symptoms of heart failure such as fluid build up in the legs and lungs. I take CoQ10 for migraines and it has helped reduce their frequency.

I know how hard it is to quit cigarettes; the additives tobacco companies put on tobacco are to increase the nicotine and smoking addiction. I hope you and the husband can both stop smoking and enjoy better health

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 12:31 PM

43. Not smoking gets easier each day.

I am so glad to hear your cancer is treatable. Best wishes to you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 12:35 PM

44. Hoping for the best for you. Sounds like you are on the right track.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 01:03 PM

45. "They caught it in time." Best words ever.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 01:41 PM

46. I'm so happy to hear this, Muriel!



Iím going on 25 years as a survivor myself!

You may want to read about Rene Caiseís use of Essiac Tea to cure cancer. It was at one time approved as a treatment for cancer at Sloan Kettering.

It is especially good for the lungs.

It was part of my protocol & I believe part of my cure.

- Blessings to you!

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Response to Quakerfriend (Reply #46)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 03:01 PM

49. please don't promote woo

especially crap that may actually do the opposite of what is claimed.

https://www.webmd.com/diet/essiac-tea-good-for-you

Research into essiac tea's effect on cancer has been conducted by the National Cancer Institute, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and many other institutions. To date, the results have been conflicting.

Several studies have shown the drink stimulates the growth of certain cancer cells. This effect has been observed in two lab studies, and one study with rats.

Essiac tea may also interact negatively with chemotherapy. One case has been reported where it may have caused increased toxicity in the blood of a chemotherapy patient. Many experts caution against combining essiac tea and chemotherapy.


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Response to Kali (Reply #49)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 03:16 PM

50. I hear what you're saying.

I worked doing clinical research for the NIH at UPenn Med for several decades and I am farmiliar with the studies re: Essiac but, thank you.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 01:57 PM

47. Good news and good healing

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 02:53 PM

48. Oh, I am so very glad to hear this.

That they caught it in time. Bravo for being done with cigarettes. It is so hard, but so very worth it. And your husband may just follow suit. Mine did. Smoke free since May of 2009.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 03:24 PM

51. Fantastic news. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sat Sep 10, 2022, 04:02 PM

52. Sending you ❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗!

Canít imagine how hard it is to quit when your spouse still smokes but it sure sounds like you have the determination ☺️💖💗❤️💖

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