Feb 03, 2011 - 10:08 am
Thank you all so much for your supportive and informative responses to my PET/CT scan scare a couple weeks ago. I had a mediastinoscopy on Monday to biopsy my mediastinal lymph nodes that lit up on the scan, and I got the final report yesterday: non-necrotizing granuloma, sarcoidosis, and NO EVIDENCE OF MALIGNANCY! I'm still taking this information in, and also still recovering from the surgery, but am so enormously relieved. The best option they were willing to speculate about before the biopsy was a new cancer -- lymphoma.
When I did think that I was facing a recurrence, I knew that people here would understand and support me. Thank you all so much for your kindness. Of course, I'm not out of the woods yet. I've also accumulated some knowledge along the way, and am glad to be part of this amazing community. All my best thoughts and big hugs to you all.