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Update, both lungs are involved ugh!

Patti1967
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Joined: Mar 2013

Well I saw my VATS surgeon today, and it seems my med onc nurse didn't give me all the info last week on my PET scan.  So I find out today that I have several noduels on both lungs not just  two on the left.  The biggest one is on the left lung, he said they all look the same, I asked what he meant and he said  all the same cancer.  I also have some "activity" in the hilar lymph nodes bilaterally, right more then left.  And of course the SCC on my lip lite up due to not having clear margins after my surgery. 

So he tells he wants to remove the biggest tumor however, my lungs are in such bad shape that I have to have a series of tests to see how strong they are and if I can tolerate the surgery.  He flat out told me today that he will not operate unless he feels certian my lungs can handle it.  So I have those tests next Thursday, then I will see him again and we will go over the results and see if the VATS will happen or not. 

I just can't figure out how, this happened so quickly, my PET in Sept was clear.   Thanks everyone for your support, hugs and prayer, thoughts, I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO appreciate it!

Patti

Patti1967
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Joined: Mar 2013

Thanks all:)  Well after three hours of tests today I see my Thoratic surgeon tomorrow.  Hopefully he will set up a date for the VATS or  a needle biopsy, something, anything lol.....I really just want a set treatment plan in place regardless.  I will let you all know how it goes tomorrow.  I haven't had anything to drink since last July, right before my first bilateral IDC diagnosis.  I am a very light social drinker but boy oh boy could I go for a few right now!!!!!

Patti 

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Kylez
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3 hours of tests?  You must be exhausted Patti.  Very understandable that you're ready to get your treatments and move on.  Post tomorrow when you can.  I'll have a drink for you!

Hugs, Kylez

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susie09
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Good luck today!

♥ Susie

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DebbyM
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Hoping you got some answers today and some good news!  Of anyone, you are so deserving of something good!

 

Hugs, Debby

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susie09
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Good luck today!

♥ Susie

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susie09
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Good luck today!

♥ Susie

taylor manny
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Joined: May 2013

I am so sorry.  I will also be praying for you.

survivorbc09
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Joined: Jun 2009

We are all praying for a miracle for you. 

 

Prayers and hugs,

Jan

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