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  1. Laura So very sorry that you and your husband have received such awful news. Have they given you any options for treatment? I will include you in our prayers each day. JWH also new to this site Lungevity, lots of great information here, as well as wonderful support, as so many are dealing with similar situations.
  2. Thank you for this great advice. I did a half day at work yesterday and it wasn't to bad, just the usual pain and discomfort at home or work. But it was great to get out again and a break from being so bored at home. I absolutely realize how blessed I was to have this mass discovered and stage 1. My biggest problem now is sleeping. it is very hard to stay asleep, tossing and turning al night long. I'm sure over time it will improve. bigheart.fg, You are correct, this seems like a great forum, with many nice caring folks. I will continue to keep everyone here in my thoughts and prayers. JWH
  3. Thank you KatieB for your response. I have had the surgery for my right upper lobe removal, the surgery went well, and spent 7 days in the hospital. After recovery for two weeks at home I am having second thoughts about returning to work so soon. I still do not feel I am where I should be in this process. I have been able to stop the serious pain meds and take the edge off with over the counter meds, but most everyone I have read on the forum is 4 - 6 weeks before returning to work. Is this what I should expect? Also just to let you know mine was T2 stage 1 with no other cancer pathologically found, so no radiation or chemo will be needed Yay! However, I had hoped I would be further along in the recovery process by now. Thank you, JWH
  4. Hello, I am a 61 year old male, recently diagnosed with Non small cell carcinoma. I decided to join this forum because I have some questions after studying different sites regarding lung cancer. This is my first question: What does Standardized Uptake Value of 6.5 with an average of 3.5 mean? How are the numbers defined? Thank you!