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So, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted.
As the title says, I walked out before my lung surgery and I’m so glad I did!
Too many details to type but the short story is, the place was awful in my opinion and it just wasn’t for me. I did not feel comfortable or cared for. I left.
i spoke with my oncologist and she got me in with a new surgeon and I will now have my surgery at the same hospital that I did my chemo/rads before. The new surgeon ordered a chest Ct and wouldn’t ya know, they found another nodule in the upper area of the same lung. So now there are two. The second one is too small to do anything with so who knows how that will go.
Anyway. Surgery Thursday 5/26/22!
I feel much better than I did before!
I will post soon as I can after and let everyone know how it went.
i do have a question! Did anyone have the pre-surgery drink? I was told I can have water up until 2 hours before surgery! I’m so happy for that! I can’t hardly stand not having my water through the night haha
I wanted to chime in a bit here, you sound a lot like me. I had a lung resection w/ possible lobectomy scheduled last month and I literally walked out before my surgery because the place was a mess! From filthy conditions to rude, downright incompetent nurses. It was not the place for me. I am now scheduled with a different surgeon in the same facility that I went to for chemo/rads for a previous cancer, this Thursday 5/26/22.
I was pretty scared and very anxious when I got this news because the nodules I have (found a second one after the first surgery didn’t happen) could be a recurrence of the other cancer or it could be a new lung cancer. Lots of unknowns. Also- Surgery. I mean, I just don’t like it. But, I will push on because it’s probably early no matter what it is and After having first hand experience with cancer and treatments, I know it’s better to catch as early as possible.
It’s so important to feel confident with the surgeon and staff and facility you’ll be at. This time around, I am far less anxious and feel really good about where I will be. It’s never my idea of a good time but my idea of living longer definitely outweighs my anxiety over surgery.
I’ve read posts here and have had so much support from others who graciously share their experiences so that we newbies can find hope and comfort- it’s made all the difference.
I wish I could say the perfect words to help you through this but it’s just scary. I will definitely post here when I’m able to after my surgery on Thursday and tell you everything that went on!
I hope you’re having a great day and I’ll be thinking of you!
We were trying the targeted therapy drug as adjuvant therapy. However, there is not a lot of data for my particular mutation (Ros-1) that shows that the targeted therapies will stop a recurrence. I decided not to do use it that way for now since I have no visible cancer to treat. The targeted therapies work for some people for a very long time (ten years or more!) and others have to keep switching because they develop a resistance.