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Shirley T., WI

Hello everyone. My name is Shirley and I was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and I am in complete shock. Never did I think this would be me , but reality is what it is. I'm so terrified because I'm not ready to die and I refuse to give up a great fight. The journey has been rough and still a ways to go while still trying to fight this smoking demon.

I have everything there is to use to quit and it's soooo very hard . This is the worst habit for anyone to pick up and I've been smoking for over 30 years and stress is one of the things that make me want a cigarette and boy I tell you I am beyond stressed. Radiation therapy five days a week and chemo once a week for 33 visits .

I'm only on my 3rd visit with a long way to go. As an earlier person said earlier "just get diagnosed with cancer and see how many family/friends you have." So everyone who told me how much they love me but it's all a crock of crap. But I'm good because God is all I need to become a survivor because he has the last call. I'm praying really hard for God to take that cigarette taste out of my mouth. Thanks all for listening.

First Published: October 12, 2021

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