It started when I fainted for the first time in my life. On May 16 I was hospitalized with 109 sodium level. 135 is the optimum level. At 109 seizures, coma and death are very real possibilities. In order to determine what was causing the problem - my body was holding water and eliminating sodium - I underwent tons and tons of tests. It was determined that I have small cell cancer in my left lung, two lymph nodes the size of ping pong balls in my chest, and surgery isn't an option.
So, last week I began the journey: Chemo Therapy - four, three-day IV Infusion sessions, each session 21 days apart. Radiation Therapy - M-Friday for six weeks.
Thank You So Much for joining me in my challenging new adventure into the unknown. I can't express how very, very much your love and support means to me as I take one-day-at-a-time-steps into a whole scary new reality.
It is going very well! I haven't had any problems with side effects, except a bit of brain-jumble bouts with Chemo Brain - Very Real And Absolutely The Pits!! I wish I could find a zipper for my mouth on CB Days!!!!
I will be reading this every day, and writing updates as often as possible. My family will also ad updates.
Thank You Again for your wonderful concern, love, support and prayers - they solidify and brighten this new path under my feet.