Nov 08, 2006 - 3:02 pm
I had a port put in because my veins were giving way and when they took the x-ray they found a fluffy spot on my lung. As it turns out I have an airway passage completely blocked probably from radiation damage (38 treatments). The blockage is so bad they couldn't get a scope through it to biopsy the infection so we still don't know exactly what it is. They are treating me for pneumonia and infection caused from the radiation in hopes of clearing it enough to insert a stint. The danger with the blockage if not cleared is I will continue to have infection behind that blockage. Also had an abnormal liver function reading but they say the chemo drugs can cause that so that's another waiting game. I think the waiting game is the hardest part of this entire disease -- and, believe me, I look at it as a chronic disease, not a death sentence.