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Texin

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17. My former sister-in-law died of it at the age of 42. She only smoked occasionally.
Tue Feb 4, 2020, 09:43 AM
Feb 2020

And mostly during her twenties. In other words, she would never have called a smoker. But folks can die of this without ever having picked up a cigarette in their lives. Maybe second hand smoke? Who knows. (Dana Reeves, Christopher's widow, developed it during her mid-forties and she had never smoked).

My former S-I-L had just not felt well for about a month, with symptoms of a bronchial infection, and since it was during the winter, she just didn't think much of it. Oh, BTW, she was a registered nurse - so no dummy, but this caught her up by the short hairs, so to speak. It was state IV. I believe she was diagnosed in late November. She was dead by July, just one or two days after her forty-second birthday. According to my older nephew, who was at the time a LVN, her last couple or so weeks in hospice were absolute hell for her. Fatal lung cancer is just about the most agonizing death a human can face. I'm sure there are worse, but they're probably of shorter duration. This just is one prolonged hideous struggle.

Stage IV lung cancer [View all] no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 OP
It's a horrible way to die malaise Feb 2020 #1
For Mom, I think it was the realization of impending death. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #2
I was with my mom at the end, your words bring it all rushing back: chia Feb 2020 #10
Been there.. it sucks woundedkarma Feb 2020 #20
My dad died with it at 59 Kablooie Feb 2020 #3
Is this more angst about Rush's false-flag health problem? NCLefty Feb 2020 #4
I don't think so. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #5
That's great! Rorey Feb 2020 #6
There's actually a tombstone in the Key West cemetery with that on it. cwydro Feb 2020 #7
I love that people have a sense of humor. Rorey Feb 2020 #8
We almost put mgardener Feb 2020 #11
That would have been amusing. NT Rorey Feb 2020 #23
there is one in Savannah too. yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #13
All I can say is Karma is a bitch.... mitch96 Feb 2020 #9
Yeah not fooled Feb 2020 #14
He'll blame Obama and Hillary. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #16
!!! BENGAZI !!! nt mitch96 Feb 2020 #22
it's actually a pretty common symptom of addiction Skittles Feb 2020 #24
I don't believe the fucker will die anytime soon. dalton99a Feb 2020 #21
Apparently he said it's Stage IV. That's what several publications reported. OliverQ Feb 2020 #31
I think of it as karma... 2naSalit Feb 2020 #27
Remember Morton Downey Jr., he died of it to Hawaii Hiker Feb 2020 #12
I remember that show well Dukkha Feb 2020 #18
I could have written the original post. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #15
that comment about your mum Skittles Feb 2020 #25
I never thought she was stupid. I thought she was average. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #38
My former sister-in-law died of it at the age of 42. She only smoked occasionally. Texin Feb 2020 #17
one of my oldest friends was diagnosed with Stage IV yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #19
Limbaugh encouraged others to smoke Yeehah Feb 2020 #26
One of my parents and one of my sisters 2naSalit Feb 2020 #28
My grandfather died the same way. angrydem666 Feb 2020 #29
It took my mother too CountAllVotes Feb 2020 #30
It is a horrible way to die. musicblind Feb 2020 #32
I've been thinking about this a lot The Genealogist Feb 2020 #33
Oh my gosh, how horrible, I'm so sorry. MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #36
Is it treatable or is it Jane Austin Feb 2020 #34
Stage IV means the cancer has metastasized. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #35
Hospice is wonderful and a great support MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #37
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