Things are moving fast

Wicket59
Wicket59 Member Posts: 5
I posted over a week ago, waiting to get in to my primary doc. Well, I saw her last Monday, she referred me to a Pulmonologist. I saw him on Wednesday (lucky to get such a quick appt). He referred me for a bronchoscopy where they will biopsy the mass in my right lung and also my mediastinal lymph nodes. I get the bronchoscopy on Tuesday. I will be under general anesthesia.

I'm glad things are moving fast but also so scared of what the results will be. There's nobody that I can tell how I feel because it will only worry them more (my mother, my sons, my boyfriend). I feel like I can share here because you've all been through it.

What should I expect after the bronchoscopy? sore throat? pain? anything?

Thank you all for being here.
Marlene

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  • Ex_Rock_n_Roller
    Ex_Rock_n_Roller Member Posts: 281
    Moving fast is good, in the sense you describe
    Hi Marlene, and sorry you had to find us.

    Yeah, you definitely don't want to be waiting around at this stage. Regarding the bronchoscopy, I don't think you should expect to have much discomfort if any at all. I had mine done with more or less zero anesthesia, and it was really not a problem before or after.

    I suspect that will vary based on how deep they have to go (pretty shallow in my case), but the docs explained to me that you don't really have a lot of nerve endings in these areas, and so far as I can tell, they weren't lying.

    Not to worry.
  • ToBeGolden
    ToBeGolden Member Posts: 695
    In My Future
    I very well may be facing my first bronchoscopy in the very near future. So, I'm very interested in your experience. Best wishes. Rick.
  • Wicket59
    Wicket59 Member Posts: 5

    In My Future
    I very well may be facing my first bronchoscopy in the very near future. So, I'm very interested in your experience. Best wishes. Rick.

    Bronchoscopy
    Hi Rick,

    I had my bronchoscopy on Tuesday. My throat is sore, but other than that I feel fine. I was under general anesthesia.

    I don't have the results yet, still waiting.

    Your experience will depend on whether you are under general anesthesia or a "twilight" sleep as my Mom refers to it.

    Good luck.