Jul 19, 2013 - 7:08 pm
I had a terrible cough from January to late April. In Feb. I had that awful appenidix surgery disaster. NO ONE HAD TOLD ME THAT MY LEFT LUNG SHOWED ATELECTISIS (general term for multiple problems) I imagine it as a shadow spot that doesn't belong there. My doctor put me on antibiotics for 14 days. No relief, so she put me on 10 more days. When I finished I called the nurse to let the dr. know no relief. She told me to immediately go to the walk in department that there must be something seriously wrong.I argued that I don't get much from the walk in most of the time, but went anyway.
Yup, he didn't do anything for my lungs. Said there was nothing he could do but give me a referral to the pulmonologist and give me a brace for me knee (I tore lots of ligaments around walking in the muddy woods with my dog and fell).
Saw the lung doctor. He had me get a CT scan. They made my appt. for the pulmonary tests so fast they didn't get the paperwork work to me in time to stop Singulair so it was delayed a week.
So, saw the lung dr. today. NOT GOOD, NOT BAD.
He said, yes I have asthma and the CT Scan should things the xray didn't. AND YES, THE CANCER WORD CAME UP. AND THE WORDS YOU NEED A LUNG BIOPSY AND TWO ENLARGED LYMPH NODES REMOVED.HE TOLD THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT HE WANTED IT ASAP.
I WAS DUMBFOUNDED. I JUST LOOKED AT HIM WITH MY MOUTH OPEN AND TEARS.
I have to say I like him. He told me that it is hard for him to come in the room with such bad news as well.And he is determined to find out what is wrong with my lungs. So many doctors have ignored different things with me and I kind don't expect much. But this dr. is great!! It is really comforting that he IS going to find out what is wrong with me.That I think is what is getting my through this. I find when I totally trust my doctor, it is very comforting and more easy to trust everything will be all right.
HE SAID THAT, OF COURSE, HE CAN'T CONFIRM IT IS CANCER UNTIL THE PATHOLOGY REPORT COMES BACK, BUT IT MAY BE SOME OTHER DISEASE.
DANG IT, ANOTHER SURGERY, AND TWO DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL.
So, I am a little worried about what is in my lung, is it cancer, what disease is it? I already have LE from BC surgery, will I get LE again?
I am not totally freaking out, but I cry here and there and I am terribly sad and a bit worried. I know from going thru breast cancer that it doesn't pay to totally freak out, have a break down, etc. But I do think I have the right to be devastated, blue, sad, and a little worried and scared.
So, for the first time, I am requesting the Pink Bus. I have gone through everything without it, but I think I could use the ladies and men partying on the bus. Can some of you join me on the bus on Thursday, July 25.2013? I want a loud, bus rocking, food festival, champagne (I have never had it). I want laughing, rowdiness, a loud fun time.
Also, for those of you that have had a lung biopsy with lung lymph nodes removed tell me what it is like? The more detailed the better.
Thank you for being here.