32 years ago I crawled to drink from the fountain of youth in St. Augustine, FL
16 years ago my Dad dying of Pancreatic Cancer agreed to one dose of chemo then 'no mass'.
Just 4 months ago on a quest to find other’s like me (then a Stage 1 survivor) instead I found four four year survivors and a 10 year survivor of Stage 4 lung cancer …and in their chemo lounge fell to my knees and in my best impression of Wayne & Garth from Wayne’s World when they meet Alice Cooper and began my “I am not worthy” routine.
I am learning that the weapons of my war on lung cancer are drugs and beyond …
Indulge me a brief side story about Cisplatin as it connects me to my young cousin, the most inspirational soul I know. Premature birth, infantile Myotonic Dystrophy, and a liver cancer DX ... the child was and is a warrior! Now 7 yrs old, he is also a 5 year liver cancer survivor! Twice this year he was hospitalized for TBI and recovered. In my darkest moments I close my eyes and connect with his blazing eyes of the tiger.
All along right in front of me was my greatest secret
weapon my daughter. Back in February 2011 preparing for my CT Guided Biopsy, our daughter handed me her copy of “Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Curious choice I thought at the time. Hospitalized overnight as the biopsy triggered a pneumothorax, the book helped me to refocus that lung cancer was no DX but a war to live.
Patti's niece forwarded me a link: Active Ingredient In Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells
How do our children get so damn caring and wise?
“All things are ready, if our mind be so.”
― William Shakespeare, Henry V
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/
My Lung Cancer Odyssey @ http://lung-cancer-survivor.blogspot.com/