Thursday, February 21, 2019

I'm Winning the Fight

My latest article for lungcancer.net was written while the outcome of a late stage lung cancer diagnosis hit too close to home.

Over a span of just a few days, we lost two important people in our lives to lung cancer.  My boyfriend lost his aunt that treated him more like a son than a nephew and I lost one of my closest friends and lung cancer confidantes.

When someone dies of cancer the horrible cliche,  "lost their battle", is often used.  As these women were transitioning to hospice care and the afterworld, the only thing they were losing was their life on earth.  They won the battle.  With that,  they won the war.

Click the article photo below to read my latest article, "Beating Incurable Terminal Stage IV Lung Cancer". 




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It's We, Not Me

After a lung cancer diagnosis you run into the question,  Is there anything you wish you knew before your diagnosis that you know now? My answers have changed over the years.  Today, my answer is,  I wish I knew how much burden the diagnosis would put on my relationship with my boyfriend.

Lately,  the biggest challenge has been dealing with the ongoing changes and troubles in our relationship after three and a half years of incurable,  terminal,  lung cancer and a hemorrhagic stroke.

 You would think life would get easier and we should be able to ride the wave by now.  For us,  as soon as we think we've got things under control, it only gets harder.  Our basic relationship dynamic is constantly under stress.

Click HERE or the illistration for my latest article in Lungcancer.net.
The article touches on some of what we are dealing with. We have to learn to adapt, rest, recharge and live with lung cancer and all the added crap that life has handed us.