Dec 13, 2000 - 7:57 am
My husband who is 52, will get his biopsy results today, and the pulmonologist is 99.9% certain it is malignant. Tumor is about 3.3 cm in size. Doesn't appear to be attached to chest wall, but there may be mets to liver, or it may be fatty cysts. Won't know until they do an ultrasound of the liver. He also wants to do a bone scan. Our world has been turned upside down, and I was so thankful to come across this site. Some of the messages have raised my spirits, and I want to be able to share with him when he is ready. I keep praying that the biopsy results will be better news than I am expecting, but working in the health field, I am currently having a very difficult time trying to be an optimist. Right now I am just trying to find something positive to hold onto. How do I openly communicate my fears and feelings and get him to open up as well, yet make it hopeful?