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Dad Passed away now i might be in trouble.. advice?

TKSpunkster
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Joined: Mar 2010

Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long. Life has been extremely hectic the past year. I came on here last year worried about 2 nodules in my left lung found on ct scan. I was suppose to go back and have them rescanned to make sure they were not growing. Well, not long after I lost my health insurance and had no idea what to do. A few months later in Nov. my dad passed away. My parents kept it from us up to his last weeks. The only thing we were told was that he had COPD and to get his affairs in order. It was the hardest two weeks of my life. I am so blessed to be able to spend his last two weeks of life with him, though it was hard to watch him dwindle down to nothing and take his last breath. He passed 2 days after Thanksgiving. When we got his death certificate, the cause of death was listed as LUNG CANCER. We were shocked!
I had promised him a few days prior to his passing that I would find a way to get my lungs re-examined. So about April I found the indigent program for New Mexico which has allowed me to see a Dr and have my lungs re-scanned. They found that the 2 nodules prior in my left lung had went away!! That was so good to hear! The bad news what that 2 more developed in my right lung. I went back this morning (Sept. 10th, 2012) and had another ct done as recommended. I still don't know the results, but the hospital tried to call me twice today after hours. I was working so didn't realize they had called. I missed both calls only by a few minutes and attempted to call back but no one seemed to know what was going on because everyone had left for the day. Kinda got me worried seeing as how with all my other ct scans, I just had to wait 3-5 days for another appointment to get the results. Do they always call the same day as the scan? Could this mean something bad?

TKSpunkster
Posts: 10
Joined: Mar 2010

Well unfortunately I went to both the hospital and the Dr office today but no one seems to know anything about anyone calling me!! It's weird. So with that I got a copy of my CT results. The 2 non-calcified nodules have grown. The one in my upper lobe posterior segment went from 2mm to 5mm, and the left lower lobe superior segment nodule went from 4mm to 10mm.

The nurse at the Dr office told me that there isn't an available appointment until Monday, but I can't schedule it until Thursday!! I'm going nuts!!

vigilde001
Posts: 5
Joined: Sep 2012

Your in new Mexico? So am I.
Sorry to hear about your dad. I feel the same way with some of the doctors here. Some are not very thorough. I feel like they are leaving us in the dark sometimes. Which part of NM are you in? I'm in rio rancho taking my dad to the New mexico cancer center on Jefferson.

TKSpunkster
Posts: 10
Joined: Mar 2010

Yeah my Dr doesn't seem too encouraged to do anything right now.. I'm kinda limited being on indigent. I'm in las cruces now. How is your father doing so far? He will be in my prayers!

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