Aug 28, 2012 - 9:44 pm
I had my PET earlier today, and of course it came back worse than I had hoped, but no uptake in my Liver or other soft vascular organs in my abdomen.
As expected I had uptake in the 3 nodules in my right lower lobe, and also had uptake in a Lymph Node in the Subcarinal and Right Hilar area. A Transbronchial procedure is set for 9-7 with the expectation of either being able to remove the nodes with clean margins, or get enough for a biopsy so we know what we are up against. I know it is not cancer until the biopsy says it is, but I am pretty scared. The good thing is I and my family have been through this once already and we kind of know what to expect with the issues of treatment. I have to think this time surgery and treatment should be "a walk in the park" as compared to Head and Neck treatment. I expect this surgery to me much more painfull than the neck dissection, but that is why god created comfort through good pharmacy!! My Lobectomy is still set for 9-17 unless the 9-7 procedure dictates otherwise.
Looking for positive thoughts, but more important, anyone who has already walked a mile in these shoes for some advice.
Staying strong and positive as usual.