Nov 27, 2012 - 10:44 pm
Hello everyone –
I hate to join your group but darn looks like I am in.
Need all your help and input if possible.
50 year old male, good health, life time smoker that just quit, thanks to cancer.
My journey started with a sinus infection from hell lasted about six weeks moved down to my upper chest, ent doc said it was from nose polyps and really did not care much about my chest, family doc said I had bronchi infection, my wife was worried and made me a appoint at a lung doc, he ordered a x-ray and found a 2.5 cm nodule in my right lower lobe. He then did not care about my prior sickness and was more concerned about my newly discovered nodule, so off I went for a CAT scan and blood work, which confirmed I had a single 2.5 to 2.9 cm nodule in my right lung and that everything else looked normal. Next step was off for a fine needle aspiration biopsy and the dreaded result came back positive for moderately to poorly differentiated Adenocarcinoma.
Well the lung doc was positive and said this singe 2.5 to 2.9 cm adenocarcinoma nodule was operable and that I was lucky and sent me off to a surgeon.
Now I get to have a pet scan and I am being scheduled for a right lower lobe removal open surgery with in 2 weeks.
The surgeon said an open is better than a vats because the outcome is better with removing the nodule and not spreading the cancer into my blood stream. Also while they are in there he said he will remove some of my lymph nodes for testing.
Well bummer this is all happening pretty fast so far the lung doc and the surgeon says I am lucky and that this is very early stage, however need to wait for PET scan this week yet.
So if anyone has any experience or has had an open surgery right lower lobe removal please share your exp.
Thanks scared out of my mind
Here we go…………..!