Surgical Biopsy tomorrow

ImNotDeadYet
ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244

I've been a little lax here lately. Work has been extra stressful, and by the end of the day, I just haven't had the energy to read and respond. And now I'm back in the thick of "adventures in diagnostics."  After three inconclusive, minimally invasive attempts to identify my lung nodules, tomorrow I go in to have a couple of them wedged out for biopsy. I'm a little nervous, but mostly just want to get this over with, and find out once and for all if we're dealing with mets. 2017 was a crazy year. I'm really hoping this one starts on a better note. 

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  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 529 Member
    Good luck today

    Sending you good vibes 

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    edited January 2018 #3
    Keeping you in my thoughts.

    Keeping you in my thoughts. All the very best!

  • MelBlessed
    MelBlessed Member Posts: 71
    Good Luck

    sending good thoughts your way!

  • Angiebby75
    Angiebby75 Member Posts: 208
    Prayers for good news

    Prayers for good news

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    Thanks for the support

    Procedure went well - great doctor and team. The chest tube is giving me some pain, but they're giving me good drugs, which are making it difficult to focus and type. Hoping to go home tomorrow. Probably won't get the pathology results until  next week. I think I need to close my eyes now, at least for a little while. 

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    I hope you get positive news

    I hope you get positive news and heal up quickly!! Take care!

  • Hd67xlch
    Hd67xlch Member Posts: 151
    edited January 2018 #8

    Thanks for the support

    Procedure went well - great doctor and team. The chest tube is giving me some pain, but they're giving me good drugs, which are making it difficult to focus and type. Hoping to go home tomorrow. Probably won't get the pathology results until  next week. I think I need to close my eyes now, at least for a little while. 

    Chest tubes suck.......

    Its going to scare the crap out of you when they pull the tube out, but believe it or not its not going to hurt, and you will get instant relief from the tube pain your now experiencing. I had a lady DR pull the tube the last time I had left lung wedge resections, she actually got up on a stool stood over the hospital bed and yanked the tube out, its like 3-4 feet long, and when they pull it out they do it super fast and it pops up like a giant rubber band toward the ceiling. Its all gravy after the tube comes out, good luck.

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 Member
    edited January 2018 #9
    Praying

    like crazy for you

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    edited January 2018 #10
    Hd67xlch said:

    Chest tubes suck.......

    Its going to scare the crap out of you when they pull the tube out, but believe it or not its not going to hurt, and you will get instant relief from the tube pain your now experiencing. I had a lady DR pull the tube the last time I had left lung wedge resections, she actually got up on a stool stood over the hospital bed and yanked the tube out, its like 3-4 feet long, and when they pull it out they do it super fast and it pops up like a giant rubber band toward the ceiling. Its all gravy after the tube comes out, good luck.

    OMG it was huge!

    I've had a chest tube before, but this was bigger and more painful. It looked like aquarium tubing! And yes, it felt amazing to get it out. 

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    Still awaiting path results

    I hope to hear soon. Been mostly resting this week. Lots of meds and sleep. Back to work tomorrow, ready or not... 

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Keeping fingers crossed for

    Keeping fingers crossed for you! Glad tube is out. Must have been so miserable. Hope work goes easy on you.

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    edited January 2018 #13
    APny said:

    Keeping fingers crossed for

    Keeping fingers crossed for you! Glad tube is out. Must have been so miserable. Hope work goes easy on you.

    Thanks, I wish it were easy

    For some reason, I'm having a hard time focusing at work and getting back into it fully. This was a problem before my procedure too. Maybe it will be better when I get my results, but I'm starting to think it's part of a larger issue. Either way, I need to find a way to deal with this and push through. Thanks for the support!

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632

    Thanks, I wish it were easy

    For some reason, I'm having a hard time focusing at work and getting back into it fully. This was a problem before my procedure too. Maybe it will be better when I get my results, but I'm starting to think it's part of a larger issue. Either way, I need to find a way to deal with this and push through. Thanks for the support!

    My tumour was found last

    My tumour was found last August and I had surgery 2 mths ago. I still have a very difficult time focusing. I have the attention span of a flea at this point lol. All of this is a lot for a person to go through.

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    AnnissaP said:

    My tumour was found last

    My tumour was found last August and I had surgery 2 mths ago. I still have a very difficult time focusing. I have the attention span of a flea at this point lol. All of this is a lot for a person to go through.

    I guess it can be a lot, on

    I guess it can be a lot, on anyone; thank you for the perspective. It's not even a full year since my January 26 diagnosis and January 27 radical nephrectomy. And I'm naturally hard on myself, so maybe I'm not functionally appreciating the full breadth of this past year and what I've been through. 

  • ImNotDeadYet
    ImNotDeadYet Member Posts: 244
    Almost 2 weeks since the surgical wedge biopsy procedure

    And I'm still awaiting pathology. It was a similar wait on my original nephrectomy sample, as the hospital where I had it done had to send it to the Cleveland Clinic to get it figured out. I just messaged one of my surgeon's nurses, but I don't expect that to expedite anything. Anyone else have to wait this long for results?