How long will I remain in my love ones’ lives after I dye? I know the answer but I don’t want to face it.
I listened to a Podcast about a Toronto man who recently lost his wife to cancer and he and two young boys tried to cope with the epidemic and losing the wife/mother. He talked about him and two boys rebuilding their lives. The wife/mother was barely in the picture.
It has been proved that storytelling is the most effective way to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering lung cancer patients. We, the “seasoned” lung cancer patient, have told our stories many times and for many occasions. It’s inevitable to have a “fatigue” syndrome among lung cancer patients. I have different strategies to tell my stories to prevent storytelling fatigue syndrome. https://lungcancer.net/living/advocacy-fatigue/
Ping Shuai Gong (PSG, 平甩功) is a Qigong exercise which was originated from China several thousand years ago. It makes the mind peaceful and the body relaxed. I’ve heard PSG when I was a kid but never thought much about it. Three months ago my friend, also with lung cancer, showed me the video, and I practiced it twice daily. Recently, I add western meditation combined with PSG and it’s like “a match made in heaven”. Now I exercise the PSG and meditation religiously everyday. Please read the article in https://lungcancer.net/living/ping-shuai-gong/
LungCancer.net shares the stories and experiences of people living with lung cancer. We are highlighting the story of our advocate Christine who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer after undergoing a CT scan for her brain. Since her diagnosis, she is dedicated to advocating for and supporting others. https://lungcancer.net/living/advocate-spotlight-christine/
When I started advocating for lung cancer, I didn’t understand why the stigma against lung cancer patients is so strong. I didn’t realize what smoking indicates and how this stigma affects everybody. I then connected the dots that lung cancer has the lowest funding comparing with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer, although lung cancer has the highest death rate.
Since I was in lung cancer land, I most often heard “clinical trials save lives.” I can’t be convinced with the available information to join the clinical trial. So I decided to look for the patients who had “real” experience in clinical trials. I think I found them, and here it is: https://lungcancer.net/living/clinical-trial-experiences/
This is the 3rd episode of 4 about cancer patient experience about relationship, dating and sex. Editor’s Note: This article discusses relationship abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please text or call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or visit their website. https://lungcancer.net/living/finding-connections/