kdaru Posted October 17, 2004 Share Posted October 17, 2004 Hello, my name is Katie, and my Dad was just diagnosed with NSCLS via CT-guided biopsy last week. The whole mess started with a routine CXR 9/22 which showed a new 1" lesion in the R apex. CT showed this lesion plus two 1 cm lesions elsewhere in his lungs. All three lit up on PET, hence the biopsy. We're now anxiously awaiting his first onc appointment. This man is my hero, a WWII vet who just last week replaced two water heaters and fixed a leak in the water line. He's still strong at 82, but I get the feeling that his primary thinks it's game over, don't buy the big jar of mayonnaise. I'm kind of ticked now that we putzed around with this thing for almost a month, feels like we should be moving faster. Is this normal? Even waiting over the weekend for news of when his onc appointment will be has me chewing my nails. What if it's a month from now? How long will it take to get staged? What if we miss our window of opportunity, or everybody says, nah, he's too old? I have a medical background, and for lack of other ideas am studying up on NSCLC. He's going to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, are they good? How can I best fight for him? Any advice appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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