Imagine finding yourself reading this.How would you feel?
This is the pathology report that I received after they removed a lobe from the right lung.It is called a lobectomy,or wedge section.
I did not feel any pain before or after really.
I was diagnosed with pneumonia first ,then they discovered the tumor.It was 2 inches long by then.
They were able to remove the cancerous part.I was very blessed and lucky that they found it on time.
I did complain a lot about pain in my back about a year before.I smoked for 44 years and kind of thought that it was my lungs.I told doctors then that my back hurt and I thought it was my lungs,but they just told me my lungs were not in my back.I think maybe they should have taken a closer look.
The operation might have turned out not so good,as I had previous complications.I recovered quickly and returned home in four days.I have a big scar ,but I am still alive.
There are more adventures to the waiting room quite often for me now.I am having lots of little things turn up that the doctors worry might be connected with the cancer.
I worry lots.
I have just been told by my doctor yesterday that I have pneumonia again,this time on my left side.That is confusing as to whether or not it is that.He is treating with antibiotics,but wants me to have xrays to be sure.
My neck has still been sore and swollen for a month or so ,so I kind of think the lung cancer might have spread through my lymph nodes.I have no idea where it might go from there.
I could have throat cancer,or the cancer is more apt to go to the brain.
One thing is for sure,I am just not feeling good about this.
Here goes,change of plans for the next little while.
I have a stage 1 non small cell cancer.The average life expectancy is not that great.I think at seventen months ,I must be very fortunate.
I am right on the docs,as I know how important time plays as a large factor in operatable conditions.
Lung Cancer is very very scary,because you do not क्नोव where it will spread too.
Lung Cancer is usually the primary location and then from there it is anybodys guess.
I will say though that if you have had a cough for awhile and keep getting checks and told it is bronchitis or pneumonia,seek further attention.
I know most of us do not want to know,BUT you NEED TO!
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Ryan said…
I didn't want to send this to you via your comment section, but I could not find your contact info.

Love your blog.
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Anonymous said…
Thanks for sharing your life and thoughts with all of us out here. I have been genuinely touched by your words.

I, like many others, am pulling for you. I am a lung cancer survivor too,Stage 2, and had the same type of operation.Btw, Stage 1 has about an 80% chance of cure! You can do it, you're very strong!

Keep going, Good Luck!
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