Jun 28, 2011 - 8:36 am
I met with the thoracic surgeon yesterday and I finally have a schedule...Pulmonary Function test tomorrow, pre-op testing on Friday. Wednesday the 6th they will be doing a bronchoscopy for the lymph nodes that show activity and he will also be doing a VATS wedge resection of the large tumor in my right lung. Nothing for the left lung at this time as they are most concerned with the right lung.
I saw the CT and PET scan results, it's amazing to see what the doctors are seeing and scary at the same time. I like the doctor who is performing the surgery, he is the same one who did this procedure on my brother several years ago. He did say that he doubted he would be able to get the entire tumor but he couldn't be positive until he was doing the procedure. The only thing I didn't like was when he started talking about the special staples and glue they would be using to seal the lung. I should only be in the hospital overnight while the lung drains and they watch for any air leaks. He said he might get the results the same day, if not then within 2 days. I'm sure I will be seeing my oncologist shortly after the results are in to discuss chemo.
I'm feeling a little better now that I finally have a schedule and we are moving forward. It's the sitting around doing nothing that scares me, and many of you also I'm sure. I want to get started ASAP so we can get rid of this again.
I hope everyone is feeling well and having a great day.