i am 46 yrs old i am usually very outgoing love people love to chat and get to know everyone i just had lobectomy on my lower right lung this pay May 2014 it started as a nodule .05 mm the pulmonologist watched it for 2 yrs but never seemed to want to do anything else even tho it was growing finally when it doubled its size i got second opinion who ordered PET Scan which showed nothing but felt it should be removed since it was growing i was referred to cleveland clinic for evaluation who also agreed it needed to be removed he didn't think it was cancer he said it was benign carcinoid tumor
Oddly enough, I have not felt depressed since I got my cancer diagnosis. I've stated earlier that I feel as though I am on a perilous adventure, but an adventure nonetheless. My mindset is that I am facing this intruder head-on and fighting the good fight. I also realize my limitations and have been cutting myself a lot of slack where and when I need to.
That said, I have teared up exactly three times in connection with this process:
Hello All out there,
So back in August, I was admitted to the hospital for a horrible pain in my stomach. Cat scan was done and doctor walks into the room and says "the reason you're here is for appendicitis, but you also have a mass on your kidney." I felt horrible. I have 3 kids and I didn't know what to expect. my appendix ruptured that night and my surgery wasn't until early that Next morning. that very next day after my appendix was taken out I had more MRIs and CAT scans done to view the mass.
In May, 2014 a CAT scan found a small lymph gland near my aorta that was the same cancer. I had another robotic surgery to remover the lymph gland and the had 25 days of radiation. In hindsight, the surgery and radiation was not so bad. I had some minor pain after the surgery and the radiation caused nausia and fatigue. It was as though I took a month off from everyday life to rest and care for myself. Now I feel great and will continue to get my three-month check ups at MSKCC. Life is very good for me.
I want you to know that I serve a great GOD! HE loves you & HE loves me.
Have a fantastic week!❇
One to go!
(The moon is based on my shot of the May 5, 2012, Supermoon.)