If you are new to this blog, here is a brief summary of why I am writing this. If you had asked me back in February 2013, writing this blog would be the last thing I thought I would be doing. I was a pretty healthy, non-smoking 60 year old who had just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Only smokers get that, right? Not! But I really didn’t know that. I am learning rapidly, however. Google is now my friend, unless I use it to look up statistics – then it is my enemy. 🙂
A local newscaster, Loren Nancarrow, who is battling brain cancer (update: Loren passed away on December 28, 2013), gave me the inspiration to name my enemy – Fuzzy, thus the play on Get Fuzzy. OK, so my humor is a bit off these days. Plus after February 27, 2013, I had to change “Fuzzy” to “Fuzzies.” 😦
I also feel it’s important to get the word out that lots of lung cancer victims are non-smokers. People need to understand that so I am not afraid of stating my case.
If you’re not afraid of TMI, go ahead and jump to the bottom of the chronology and read your way up. Otherwise just start right in at the top.
I have a zillion friends (and family) that are providing wonderful support. If you are reading this, I count you among them.