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no_hypocrisy

(47,112 posts)
Tue Feb 4, 2020, 08:00 AM Feb 2020

Stage IV lung cancer [View all]

My mother died of it.

She didn't find out she had it until one week before she died, partially b/c our father made her doctor not tell her, but she figured it out anyway.

She knew she had lung cancer, but she didn't know how fatal it was. She did radiation and chemo. Lost her hair and a lot of weight.

Once it's Stage IV, the die is cast. All you can do is prolong your mortality and do palliative care (pain management). So to speak, Stage IV doesn't last very long.

Mom was a former smoker like Rush. She quit 20+ years before the cancer and it still happened.

As much as I like to be right, one of Mom's last comments was that she shouldn't have yelled at me when I was 9 and threw away her boxes of Marlboros.

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Stage IV lung cancer [View all] no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 OP
It's a horrible way to die malaise Feb 2020 #1
For Mom, I think it was the realization of impending death. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #2
I was with my mom at the end, your words bring it all rushing back: chia Feb 2020 #10
Been there.. it sucks woundedkarma Feb 2020 #20
My dad died with it at 59 Kablooie Feb 2020 #3
Is this more angst about Rush's false-flag health problem? NCLefty Feb 2020 #4
I don't think so. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #5
That's great! Rorey Feb 2020 #6
There's actually a tombstone in the Key West cemetery with that on it. cwydro Feb 2020 #7
I love that people have a sense of humor. Rorey Feb 2020 #8
We almost put mgardener Feb 2020 #11
That would have been amusing. NT Rorey Feb 2020 #23
there is one in Savannah too. yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #13
All I can say is Karma is a bitch.... mitch96 Feb 2020 #9
Yeah not fooled Feb 2020 #14
He'll blame Obama and Hillary. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #16
!!! BENGAZI !!! nt mitch96 Feb 2020 #22
it's actually a pretty common symptom of addiction Skittles Feb 2020 #24
I don't believe the fucker will die anytime soon. dalton99a Feb 2020 #21
Apparently he said it's Stage IV. That's what several publications reported. OliverQ Feb 2020 #31
I think of it as karma... 2naSalit Feb 2020 #27
Remember Morton Downey Jr., he died of it to Hawaii Hiker Feb 2020 #12
I remember that show well Dukkha Feb 2020 #18
I could have written the original post. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #15
that comment about your mum Skittles Feb 2020 #25
I never thought she was stupid. I thought she was average. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #38
My former sister-in-law died of it at the age of 42. She only smoked occasionally. Texin Feb 2020 #17
one of my oldest friends was diagnosed with Stage IV yellowdogintexas Feb 2020 #19
Limbaugh encouraged others to smoke Yeehah Feb 2020 #26
One of my parents and one of my sisters 2naSalit Feb 2020 #28
My grandfather died the same way. angrydem666 Feb 2020 #29
It took my mother too CountAllVotes Feb 2020 #30
It is a horrible way to die. musicblind Feb 2020 #32
I've been thinking about this a lot The Genealogist Feb 2020 #33
Oh my gosh, how horrible, I'm so sorry. MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #36
Is it treatable or is it Jane Austin Feb 2020 #34
Stage IV means the cancer has metastasized. no_hypocrisy Feb 2020 #35
Hospice is wonderful and a great support MerryBlooms Feb 2020 #37
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