Peggy Beck Peggy's Journey

First post: Aug 24, 2017 Latest post: Sep 26, 2017
In September on 2016, a visit to the ER revealed pancreatitis and a nodule on Peggy's Lung. The ER doctor dismissed the nodule and told Peggy it was nothing to worry about. November 12, and another visit to the ER, a superficial blood clot on her calf was found and doctors also located a secondary blood clot in the main artery of her leg. On December 3rd complications with breathing brought Peggy back to the ER. Concerns were that the blood clot moved from her leg into her lung , however, it was discovered that the true cause of her breathing issues were due to the nodule, first seen in September, progressing to Stage 4 lung cancer. December 23rd Peggy was admitted with a collapsed lung and 2 liters of fluid were drained from her lung. Chemotherapy treatment was started January 12. Seven treatments of chemotherapy initially shrunk the tumor but as of June it became ineffective with no further impact on her tumor. Peggy is now on a tri-weekly immunotherapy regimen, with long term impact on her inoperable tumor unknown. July 5th and another ER visit for difficulty breathing resulted with the discovery of a blood clot in each of her lungs, bronchitis/pneumonia and a second procedure to drain a pint of fluid off her lungs.

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