cindi o'h Posted June 22, 2005 Share Posted June 22, 2005 It has been a little while since I have posted about me, and I have been hounded by a few to "share". First of all, the sister of one of my very best friends is in the throes of being diagnosed and staged with lung cancer. We are devastatd, to say the least. Shirley is an angel. I knew it the first time I ever met her. I pray that she will have a least complicated time of it and get 100% better. It is strange. I worry more about her than I do for myself. I just know what is ahead of her and I want to help her all I can, even though they all live in Western Montana. I gave my friend, Marie, this web-site for Shirley as a source to explore. I am hoping that she will come here and find some comfort and knowledge that will help her in her recovery. Well. About me. I haven't been back to the doctor. I see the lung surgeon for a re-scan on July 20 to see if the cluster of nodules or the squished lung or whatever it was on the last scan has changed. Hopefully, it will have disappeared and I won't have to think about it anymore. There are many options now as I wait for this month to pass. I could go ahead and have the VATS biopsy. I could present for a second opinion with a former surgeon. I could insist on a one on one with the rushed oncologist. I could put it before the pulmonologist. But, I don't feel like doing anything about it. I don't want to think about it. I guess, it is what it is and we will see. That is where I am today on it, anyway. I wrestled with what to do. To DO. Sometimes the busy-ness makes me feel in control. But, again. No matter how busy I am about this, it still does not change what it is or is not. So, for now, I am resigned to just wait it out and try not to think about it. And for the most part, that is going pretty well. I don't explain myself very well and tomorrow my feelings on this could all change (that's my perogative), but, for now, that is it. I do FEEL a whole lot better! I was in pretty sad shape for awhile there. Don't know anyone who would put up with this failing body with such patience as I have. I am too patient with it sometimes. My breath has gotten a whole lot better since the tap. I think that is what did it anyway. I am moved in to the apartment and the financial stress is off. I really believe that all had alot to do with my poor health too. I can walk the hallway of this building much better today than 3, 2 and 1 weeks ago. So I am going in the right direction. I continue to hear transient noises from my lung, and continue to feel congestion that comes and goes. I am still on prednisone... since Thanksgiving! But, I think that might just be the way of it for me. I went shopping and bought clearance things for the apartment for color in here. Also splurged on the summer clearance rack for a larger!!! size slacks. Oh. Brother. All in all, I think I am better. And I am hopeful that the cancer is not back. How's that for an update? love, Cindi o'h Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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