Since I had lung cancer, especially after I got involved with different lung cancer advocacy groups, I was drawn to lung cancer patients. It changed my opinion of friendship. https://lungcancer.net/living/unforgettable-friendships
I raised funding for Lung Cancer Canada and GO2 Lung Cancer Foundation during the last three Novembers for $42,000. I’m fascinated by fundraising because fundraisers have the type of unique talent that I never explored. So I read, listened to TedTalk and followed some of several well-known philanthropy… I implemented the “tricks” every year from what I’ve learned, and last year in November, I raised more than $14,000. Here are some “tricks” I learned and implemented. https://lungcancer.net/living/fundraising-fascination
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’s a gift to have a close family. Be present. https://lungcancer.net/living/family-support/
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/
A new way to combine visiting the doctors and parametric has great potential for the future medical system. The experiment was created and carried out in Toronto, Canada. https://lungcancer.net/living/pandemic-outcomes/
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 Part-4 which is my final part of talks from lung cancer patients on their experience on marriages, relationships, dating and sex. https://lungcancer.net/living/relationships-self-worth/