Welcome to GRACE. It’s great to hear that you’re doing so well after surgery and (as your profile indicates) that you haven’t needed any further treatment since the pneumonectomy two years ago. Thanks for sharing your success story, which provides encouragement to many GRACE users.
Wishing you continued success,
Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa
Can now run 800 metres non stop alternating between 800m walk and 800 run for about 3km. At this stage I am two years post surgery. I after being dragged out to things that made me run have persisted with some light running a few times a week and see improvement. I have only had one follow up post surgery and there were no issues. I am a mid 30s who was reasonable active when diagnosed. Within three weeks of surgery I was able to walk 3km around my rather hilly suburb with one place after a hill top leaving me short of breath.
It’s great to hear you’ve done so well after a pneumonectomy. You’re a real success story, congratulations! You remind me that I’ve got no excuses for not working out.
Best of luck and thanks for your input.