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  1. Thank you Tom. I’m meeting with a pulmonologist on 8/12. Hoping for some clarity on this. What size were yours if you don’t mind my asking.
  2. Thanks for your reply Lou. I’ve had the larger of the 2 since the surgery last august. The 1.4 cm was found in March but hasn’t changed . Both are non solid. My research on line has indicated the size I have are big and removal via wedge or lobectomy would be advised. Since I’ve already had a lobectomy I’m not sure that would be an option should treatment become necessary. I’ve also learned chemo is not helpful for GGOs. I just can’t seem to not worry about them. This is scary stuff for sure. Especially since I have it in both lungs.
  3. Hi there, I’m 11 months post lobectomy for stage 1a adenocarcinoma. I’ve had 3 scans since then and there are 2 ground glass opacities - 2.1 cm (right lung) and 1.4 cm (left lung). I’m told they are not solid and have not changed. They will be watched closely. Does anyone have anything similar they can share their experience with me?
  4. I miss taking baths - it’s been 3 weeks since my surgery. Anyone have any idea how long before it’s safe?
  5. Thank you so much for the feedback - I sincerely appreciate it. I wouldn’t want anyone to go through this l but it helps to hear from others that have.
  6. I forgot to mention the UV level of the GGO is 1.4. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing if not.
  7. I’m concerned (obsessed) with ground glass opacity found on my right lung. I had a lobectomy on 8/28 on my left lung from which I’m still recovering. My surgeon said if there are don’t changes to the right lung (ie, it gets larger), they would remove It. I regret not asking more questions but I couldn’t think of dont at the time. If this is cancer, us it considered a metastasis? Is having TWO lobectomies safe? Is this common? I’m still reeling from all of this. I’m trying to be positive and not jump to conclusions but I’m worried.
  8. The link is not working. Can someone tell me how I can access this information?
  9. Thank you so much for all the encouragement. I feel completely blessed to have found this as early as I did and for having it removed (stage 1a). Unfortunately I’m focusing way too much on the possibility of a reoccurrence. My mother died of lung cancer in 1995. Despite what we thought was a successful surgery, the cancer spread to the brain, the adrenal gland and probably other areas. I was scarred by the experience. I agree I have to focus on the strides made in the last 25 years in cancer treatments. Logically I know this, emotionally I’ve gone to pieces - which is unusual for me since i would never be described as an emotional person. I rarely cried prior to this, now I cry morning noon and night. I’m so grateful to all of you responded. I am also so grateful that I found the support group. I will take all of the advice given and starting today will try to live my life with a more positive outlook. I will also talk to my doctors about antidepressants, I think they might be useful to me. Lexi Cat, I’m so sorry to know that you had either a reoccurrence or a newly developed cancer in your other lung after 3 years. If you don’t mind my asking, why is stage IV if it’s not clear whether or not it’s a spread or new? Was it found elsewhere? Thank you so much again for your responses. Today is already better than yesterday having received your positive messages.
  10. I posted previously but possibly incorrectly. I have stage 1 nsclc (left) with ground glass opacity in my right lung. I’m a 53 yr old formet smoker. Right lung will be monitored via CAT scan. Wondering if anyone has more info on GGO?
  11. I’m becoming unhinged and I don’t know what to do. I’m taking prescribed Xanax but it’s not helping. I am not sleeping and I’m constantly crying. I am recovering from lobectomy two weeks ago and I’m still in pain. My whole life is upside down. I’m scared.
  12. Hi Gary, I started a second post accidentally.
  13. I am a 54 yr old female recovering from a lobectomy (upper left) which was done on 8/28. My surgeon told me its stage 1 and that I don’t need further treatment. I asked for a referral to see an oncologist because I’d like another opinion regarding treatment. I’m very scared and I’m hoping to get some information and support. Thank you
  14. New to this site. I’m hoping to connect with others they are going through this.
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