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Sharon L.

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  1. 41 minutes ago, Laurel said:

    I'm so sorry you had to go through this. 

    Thank you Laurel.  I guess I should quit looking at my scans before my doctor's appt. but its so hard not to look.  At lease know I know if I see something like that again and they say there are no new nodules I'll at least know not to be worried.


  2. My CT was Clear!  It seems the nodule they mentioned wasn't new but had never been written in my reports before now!  I wasn't aware the radiologist could put whatever they wanted in a report.  I wish I had known this before and I wouldn't have been worried sick all week.  I'm so grateful for still being cancer free!  I'm sorry I didn't post sooner but wasn't able to connect on my iPhone so I'm on my computer now.  Thanks everyone for your support!


  3. 20 hours ago, Laurel said:

    Write down your questions and bring somebody with you.  I find I would close down at times.  Scans and waiting for results is tough.  I've had 3 scans and each time was different....one drove me crazy waiting. I now know my oncologist gets the results the same day.  So, I strongly request an appointment one to two days later.

    Hello, I am taking my husband and sister with me.  I'm really worried since my nodule last year was cancer which was removed with Vats surger.  Thank you.


  4. On 8/27/2019 at 7:32 AM, Curt said:

    Waiting for results is awful.  4mm is REALLY small though.  Is this the first nodule or have you had LC before?

    No I had a 3mm removed 2/13/18 with removal of my 3rd lobe on the right lung with Vats surgery.


  5. Has anyone gotten a lung Nodule that wasn’t cancer after successful Vats Surgery? I had CT in February and all was good now 6 months later and there is a 4 mm Nodule in lower left lobe had one removed in lower right lobe on 2/13/18.  Don’t see oncologist until 8/30 but trying to stay positive. 


  6. I’m celebrating my 1st year cancerversary also as if 2/13/19 ct scans came back NED!!

    On 2/18/2019 at 9:14 AM, Road bum said:

    That’s what I’m talking about! 

    Paula and Mark that is fantastic news. Toe painting is a new concept for me but it sounds like a good way to celebrate.

    Ron

     

    On 2/18/2019 at 9:14 AM, Road bum said:

    That’s what I’m talking about! 

    Paula and Mark that is fantastic news. Toe painting is a new concept for me but it sounds like a good way to celebrate.

    Ron

     

     

     


  7. On 2/16/2019 at 11:39 PM, Sharon L. said:

    Hello. It’s been awhile since I have posted anything but last year was crazy I found out my health insurance from my employer had no contracts with any hospitals or free standing facilities so I have over $89,000 in medical bills in collection! My company has an attorney fighting this with the hospital and supposedly I won’t have to pay anything and at least it isn’t on my credit report for now but it’s very stressful knowing these bills are out there. I have still been having a lot of discomfort from my Vats surgery from 2/13/18. It’s very hard for me to sit at my desk at work all day and it’s causing my back to hurt because of the way I’m trying to sit to be comfortable so I started physical therapy this week to build my core hopefully it will help. I also started taking CBD oil and am still waiting to see if it’s going to help as this is only my 4th wk taking it. I’ve been having a lot of problems with my feet and it could be from my back so hopefully this therapy will also help my feet since I have set my minimum of walking to 5 miles a day.  I’m due for my follow up CT scans on Tuesday 2/19 so I’m praying everything is still clear. 

    Got my ct scans back NED and as of 2/13/19 I am celebrating my 1st year cancer free!! Praise the Lord!!


  8. On 2/13/2019 at 10:10 PM, Lisa L said:

    Thanks barb ..so I really am confused at this point, I really loved my pulmonologist he was very kind and knew I was very scared. So he wanted me to look at the pet scan with him and he said it’s not spiculated..and I see it is not it’s very round not jagged at all ..which makes me feel better ..so he said I will do another scan in April because it’s to small for biopsy and it’s to small for pet scan uptake which I had none ..he seemed really chill and didn’t feel he should get really aggressive with thoracic surgeon and just said we will rescan in April and if it grows or if it does not we will go from there ..also said that 50 % of the people that have the ct scan have nodules and most are benign..so I kinda feel better that the spiculation seems gone ..

    I know how scared you are when I went for a lung cancer screening and they found my spot I was petrified but if your Dr is telling you what he is you should try to relax as they see this everyday and I personally think thet pretty much know from looking at scans if it’s something to worry about or not even before they do biopsy because they see it everyday. My surgeon didn’t believe in doing a biopsy he just wanted to go in & take it out since it was so small and he was right it was cancer but was grade 1a so I didn’t have to go any chemo or radiation. But I had been a smoker for over 25 yrs so he probably thought it was cancer. So try to enjoy Hawaii and not over analyze this right now. Trust your Dr. Good luck and I will be praying for you. 🙏


  9. On 2/16/2019 at 6:49 AM, gregob said:

    Well after 9 weeks of Gemzar (Gemcitabine), and after following beginning chemos and cycles of Keytruda ...progression  the tumors have decreased in size. I will continue on the Gemzar, and scan in 3 months. We are hoping the Gemzar keeps it at bay for 6-8 months before progressing again and at that time maybe switch to a chemo pill. Although the side effects of gemzar are considerable, we will keep going. Thank you all for your thoughts n prayers !

    Prayers for continued good results 💙


  10. 9 hours ago, Rower Michelle said:

    Hi Sharon

    Thanks for checking in & providing an update!  I think it’s great you’re able to walk 5 miles!  That’s awesome!!  

    In my working life, I was with the “dark side” of health insurance.  It’s horrible to learn about your situation & all the worry about the potential financial impact.  It sounds to me as if your employer has a “insurance” program that is not compliant with the Affordable Care Act, otherwise they would have hospitals in their network in accordance with federal law.  It makes perfect sense that they’ve hired the attorney.  I totally get the fear about financial impact as I only have a few thousand dollars in denied claims & am up to my eyeballs in appeal forms! 

    If it would bring you some peace of mind here are some things you can do as a potential Plan B.  

    One of my LC pals ( a working professional) had over $100k in bills which ultimately qualified her for hospital “charity care” programs.  The social workers know the ins & outs of these services. 

    You might want to consult with Legal Aid in your community for a free consultation to understand your options. 

    I would also consider calling your US congressional representatives.  My mother makes good use of them in advocating for my disabled brother.  

    Try not to worry too much about this & stay focused on your recovery.  Will pray for a solution for you Sharon. 

    Michelle

    Thank you, Michelle I definitely will be checking on this insurance with the information you provided and thanks for the prayers.


  11. Hello. It’s been awhile since I have posted anything but last year was crazy I found out my health insurance from my employer had no contracts with any hospitals or free standing facilities so I have over $89,000 in medical bills in collection! My company has an attorney fighting this with the hospital and supposedly I won’t have to pay anything and at least it isn’t on my credit report for now but it’s very stressful knowing these bills are out there. I have still been having a lot of discomfort from my Vats surgery from 2/13/18. It’s very hard for me to sit at my desk at work all day and it’s causing my back to hurt because of the way I’m trying to sit to be comfortable so I started physical therapy this week to build my core hopefully it will help. I also started taking CBD oil and am still waiting to see if it’s going to help as this is only my 4th wk taking it. I’ve been having a lot of problems with my feet and it could be from my back so hopefully this therapy will also help my feet since I have set my minimum of walking to 5 miles a day.  I’m due for my follow up CT scans on Tuesday 2/19 so I’m praying everything is still clear. 


  12. On 8/21/2018 at 9:26 PM, Mally said:

    That's the news we all love to hear ...so happy for you ...

    Thank you, Mally!

     

    On 8/21/2018 at 9:17 PM, Sharon L. said:

    Thanks Tom! My husband just turned 70 on the 18! 😂 

    Thank 

    On 8/21/2018 at 9:17 PM, Sharon L. said:

    Thanks Tom! My husband just turned 70 on the 18! 😂 

    Just now, Sharon L. said:

    Thank you, Bob. 

     


  13. On 8/21/2018 at 10:17 PM, LexieCat said:

    WTG, Sharon!!  WooHOO!

    I've been walking, myself.  I have osteoporosis, so my doc's been pushing it.  I'm not quite to 5 mi/day, but I do walk 1-2 miles a day five days a week.  

    That’s great! I started out at 1 mile and gradually worked my way up to 5 miles. 

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