Found a peanut, found a peanut

jim and i
jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member

Found a peanut, found a peanut just now. Remember that childhood song. Well I have been singing that song since Tuesday. Four plus years ago they found a place on my mothers left lung and wanted to biopsy it but she refused. Fast forward to this summer. Spot is now the size of a quarter and she is spitting up blood. She finally agrees to a bronchial scope biopsy and the surgeon thinks it is cancer. Biopsy proves not but it is rubbing a vessel causing bleeding and blocking an airway. So she goes to thoratic surgeon. Unusual case, needs to come out as part of lung has collapsed and chance of blood vessel rupture but this surgeon doesn't have the laser needed so has to go to Gainsville, three hours away. After a month finally get there Tuesday, procedure goes well and it was not cancer but a peanut with tissue growing around it to protect the lung. Apparently this is not unusual. So I am thanking God and today my mom is out living life like a young woman. Moral of this story, IT AINT CANCER UNTIL THEY SAY IT IS CANCER! Tongue Out

Debbie

 

Comments

  • Ladylacy
    Ladylacy Member Posts: 773 Member
    Great news

    Glad to hear that your mother is doing well.  

    Sharon

  • granmudder
    granmudder Member Posts: 41 Member
    Amazing!

    Wonderful that your mom is doing well.. thats a crazy story though! My daughter and I were just talking this morning about what the body will do to protect itself!

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

    Amazing!

    Wonderful that your mom is doing well.. thats a crazy story though! My daughter and I were just talking this morning about what the body will do to protect itself!

    Peanut

    that's amazing and wonderful so pleased you have started to get GOOD news after what you've been through.

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member

    Peanut

    that's amazing and wonderful so pleased you have started to get GOOD news after what you've been through.

    Debbie

    What an amazing story And wonderful news for your Mom!

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    Who would have thought!

    So glad it is not cancer.  Hopefully mom recovers quickly from this.  I saw a movie years ago about a child that frequently got sick, hospitalized many times, went on for years.  It was a pistacio that had lodged in his lungs.  It was supposed to be a true story.

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
    KTeacher said:

    Who would have thought!

    So glad it is not cancer.  Hopefully mom recovers quickly from this.  I saw a movie years ago about a child that frequently got sick, hospitalized many times, went on for years.  It was a pistacio that had lodged in his lungs.  It was supposed to be a true story.

    It probably was a pistashio.

    It probably was a pistashio. The surgeon says he has found several nuts in lungs.

     

  • TracyLynn72
    TracyLynn72 Member Posts: 839
    jim and i said:

    It probably was a pistashio.

    It probably was a pistashio. The surgeon says he has found several nuts in lungs.

     

    Oh my!

    My friends' son had a sunflower seed in his lung!  I would have never thought!!!  SO glad it's not cancer and she's doing better :)

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    praise God!
    dj

    praise God!

    dj

  • Jan Trinks
    Jan Trinks Member Posts: 477
    What wonderful news

    Debbie:

     

    So glad mom is out having a good time and all went well.

     

     

     

    Jan (Basketcase)

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    Not a peanut

    when I was little I had an agonising earache, it turn out to be a grass seed. We used to roll around in the grass. When the doc removed it he said it had germinated.

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    how funny..

    Strange way to get a chucke here. I just caught up on this, serious but certainly quite funny compared to the typical diagnosis around here. I just snorted a wild flower seed packet. Will report back in the spring. Embarassed

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Peanut

    Wow that is wonderful news to hear, image how a peanut could get in the lung and stay there for so many years. Just glad to know your Mom is now doing well.

     

    Tim Hondo