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Hi everyone....I haven't posted for a good long while but as you may have seen, I lurk quite often. I have debated about this for quite some time now but thought some of you might want to know that I have been diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer. It has come as quite a shock (altho I was a smoker so I shouldn't have been too shocked) and we are in the middle of trying to determine treatment. I guess my message to everyone is one that my father gave to me when he was dying of emphesyma (sp?)......if you smoke - please try to quit (BTW, the new drug Chantrix is wonderful) and if you don't smoke.......please, please, please don't start.

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Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this. It does sound like it's been caught early, which is good, I think? Please keep us posted on what's going on.

And yes, I'm an ex-smoker. Everyone should quit, if only because you smell so much better, but more importantly because it *does* cause such serious illness, despite all those studies funded by the tobacco companies which say otherwise.
 

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Lynne,

I'm glad you've caught it so early. My father just recently had surgery following chemo/rad for stage 3A and is doing very well. (He was exposed to two atomic blasts while in the navy on top of smoking for 15 years.)

Good luck with your treatment. I'm sure Huck will be a big help while you are recovering.

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So sorry to hear this, Lynne. I also have a friend who was successfully treated for this a couple of years ago and she is now cancer free. Medical science can do such wonderful things. Our thoughts are with you......drool from Sally :)
 

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I'm really so sorry to hear this Lynne. I've been doing a lot of research on lung cancer recently, and being a stage 1, I believe you will be just fine.

Just this past week my father was diagnosed with Stage 3A. He had his right middle lobe removed a little over a week ago and is having part of his thyroid removed tomorrow. I have never been so scared in my life. He only smoked off and on over a 5 year period and hasn't smoked at all in 40 years.

I'm so glad you caught yours early. I will include you and bcc11's father in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Lynne you will be in my prayers and sure being caught early there will be good results.
 

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Oh, Lynne!! I was so hoping for better news for you. Keep your spirits up, and hang in there with the treatments. We will be slinging all that wonderful Basset healing drool your way, and I will keep you in my thoughts an prayers. You have to fight this, stay positive, and know you will have the support and love from your Cyberhound friends.
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Hi Lynne. My grandfather was diagnosed with Lung cancer years ago. It was in really bad stage, but he quite smoking, got a really hard, strong attitude, and trained his brain to have positive thoughts(it is hard to do at first), and he was cancer free for the rest of his life. When he did pass 16 years later, it was from something else, totally unrelated.
I would listen to the Dr's advice and treatment procedures, plus you may want to take up some self cleansing procedures, and maybe some other means of treatment on top of the cancer society's treatment. I have heard chinese medicine, natural rememdies etc.... gives good results.......Of course under a professionals advisement and supervision.
Take care, and remember to try very very hard to keep your chin up...........you can beat this!!!

In our prayers
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Hi Lynne,
It sounds like they caught it early. Good. And, I wish you a speedy recovery. I'm sure having Huck around will help in both the long and short run.
 

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Hi again. I just looked through your photo shoot with you and your family. They are INCREDIBLE! Wow, your dogs are beautiful. I love the ones of your and your husband and both dogs,plus the ones where you and Huck are running together in the leafy meadow.
Thanks for that.
Please take care and try to keep your chin up!
 

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So glad you posted Lynne. And who better to offer you strength and support than basset people!?
Bo and Moose are still slinging healing drool your way...keep us posted.

Love ya! Sandy, Bo and Moose.
 

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Godspeed and prayers sent.

How long did you smoke for and when did you stop?
 

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I'm so very sorry to hear this Lynn. I hope you're done with all of this as soon as possible so you can post more beautiful boat pictures! You're in our thoughts and hearts. Belinda (and Molly).
 

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I'm sorry to hear you have to go through this, but it was caught very early, which is excellent. Modern medicine has changed so much, and new discoveries are made every day. My mother died from a type of cancer that was considered 100% terminal almost 12 years ago, and now I often hear of people who are beating it. Given the early stage you're in, I really think you'll do very well. But I know how tough hearing the "C" word can be, so please turn to us when you need a pick-me-up.--Allison
 

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(((Lynne))) Know that we continue to keep you in our prayers... Jake and Sami send lots of drool- Cuddy would but her little drool maker isn't working yet :) Take good care of yourself- Wendy
 

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Lynne, you are in our prayers. We sincerely hope that your treatments can eradicate the cancer, and are glad to hear that you are having lsuccess usingChantix. My hubby is taking that now, and has almost totally stopped smoking. Please stay positive, and we pray that you will have a full recovery!
 

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So sorry to hear this Lynne. Good thoughts coming your way from me and the hounds. My husband is 37 and has been smoking since he was a teenager. he is now on Chantix and hasn't smoked for over two months. My mom on the other hand is over 70 and still puffing away.
 

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I too am soryy to hear this. I have been looking for your Huck's wonderful mug as I really enjoy looking at your pictures. I am in the medical field and see great strides in treatment. I am glad it was found at such an early stage. Healing drool coming your way from Indiana. Keep positive thoughts and give Huck extra hugs.
 
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