|Sat, Apr 6, 8:08 AM (5 days ago)|
Welcome to my world of lung cancer
Hello-I am a lung cancer survivor and this blog is about whom I am and my feelings as I go through my life with a chronic lung disease. I will try to give you an accurate portrayal of what I have experienced for the more than twenty years with lung cancer. It is my hope that it will help see you through your cancer journey and make it a bit easier. I have also struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) for the past ten years and maybe longer.
I am not a scientist nor do I have a medical degree. However I strongly believe in science and modern medicine as answers to health problems. I feel that it is always best to check with your doctor for medical advice. I have gone to Massachusetts General Hospital for my care with Dr. Henning Gaissert as my surgeon, and Dr. Henning Willers as my radiologist, and my oncologist, Dr. Jennifer Temel. They help guide the decisions that my husband and I need to live with. MGH is a wonderful hospital and I have received only excellent care there.
During my fight with PTSD I found an on-line community where patients share their experiences in order to help other patients. It is Mayo Clinic’s Connect. And last year I was asked to be a Mentor. I love this work and it has helped me improve my writing skills. They have asked me to write an article about PTSD for their on-line community publication, Inspire.
I live in Rhode Island with my husband, Dave and my cat Amelie.
Take care of yourselves and I wish you luck, happiness and good health.
– Merry –
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson