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Another Day Living with Lung Cancer

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I hate this! I am soooo bored right now. This day has been a complete waste, slipping in and out of dreamland.

I am sick of being in the hospital and all I want to do is run as far away from here as possible. Regardless, I feel like I have plenty over the next months. So far this year we have been throwing around the idea of doing Thanksgiving here in Phoenix and renting a big house. Who knows how I will b feeling around that time and I don’t want to make anymore place tickets just to not use them. U.S. Air stopped accepting doctor's notes two years ago. One has to be fully hospitalized in order to get a full refund. Each year Wes and I go back to PC, so it will be nice for a change to have guests here! I just can’t believe it will be 2010 soon! Time sure does fly the older you get.

Today I have been a little cranky. I just feel like we are going around and around in circles sometimes. Will there ever be any truly good news? Sometimes I don’t think it's good for me to be by myself. I have too much time to think and my mind starts racing.

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Hello Melissa - I'm new to EmpowHer and wanted to thank you for sharing your story, and for your honesty. I hope you've found some ways to make the hospital stay less boring. I've sometimes found that nurses have great ideas and can tap into special resources to help make the time more enjoyable. Try to keep your spirits up, and know that others are wishing you well in your journey.
Take good care,

September 28, 2009 - 6:20pm


I wish we could entertain you! And by "we," I mean all those of us out here who know you through your articles here and your blog. If we could, we would act out skits in your hospital room that would make you laugh so hard you would beg us to stop. We would tell you jokes, bring you our favorite new books, and sneak in cupcakes. I would bring my three collies to visit you -- they keep any day from being boring (but I guarantee you they will be all over your bed, so watch out!) We would bring bad celebrity magazines and read the worst parts out loud. We would bring outrageous shades of nail polish and experiment with one color on each finger. We would have wheelchair races outside in the hall, until the nurses made us stop and behave ourselves. We might get you in trouble, but it would not be boring!!

But we're here. We read you every day. We take heart from your rockstar attitude. And like you, we want that really good news to be right around the next corner. We, too, are imagining you well. Keep up the good fight. You may feel alone sometimes, but really, your room is full of us, too. Thank you for keeping your door wide open.

September 25, 2009 - 9:47am
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