Breakfasts recently have been quick and no effort. There has been so little effort involved, that I don’t even spread peanut butter on my bagel, I just dip and eat!
Which means my lunches have been packed with little green cabbages recentlyspaghetti squash with garlic and feta and brussels, spaghetti squash with parmesan, tomatoes and brussels, tortilla pizza with brussels
Dinners on the other hand have not been similar at all. Which I guess is a good thing. I’m going to turn into a brussel sprout if I keep this up! greens topped with chicken along with asparagus and chicken tacos topped with romaine, tomatoes and avocado with brown rice
Today’s prompt for WEGO is something that hits close to home for me. The prompt was to raise awareness for another condition other than your own.
She has stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to her brain, and it has been deemed terminal. She is still getting radiation and chemo to fight it, but the prognosis is not a good one. How is that even possible?
Non-Smoker Lung Cancer Facts
non smoking women are 2-3x more likely to get lung cancer than non smoking men
10-15% of all lung cancer diagnosed occurs in non smokers
95% of patients diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer will die within 5 years
Causes include pollution, radon gas exposure, second hand smoke and other environmental factors
I’m going to be honest with you guys. I did not take this news very well. I could not for the life of me grasp how someone who has never been around smoke in her life, is now quite possibly going to die from lung cancer. Can someone explain to me how that makes sense?
And since the causes are environmental, basically it’s all up to where you live. So regardless of how well you eat or treat your body, it doesn’t matter if the air you are breathing is poison. What are people supposed to do? Move to the mountains?
Non smoking lung cancer is such a killer because it is often diagnosed late. After all, why would the doc think you have lung cancer if you’ve never smoked right? My point is, if you feel like there is something wrong with you, don’t let a doctor tell you differently until they have checked out EVERYTHING. Not smoking won’t keep you from getting lung cancer anymore, so know the symptoms, and ask to be checked for it if you think you have them.
YOU know your body better than any doctor, so be persistent. Don’t be afraid to ever ask them questions, and definitely always look for a 2nd opinion!
What condition other than the one you have do you like to spread awareness for?
Do you know anyone who has battled lung cancer and has never smoked?