KC Posted September 23, 2005 Share Posted September 23, 2005 Well, I went to see a pulmonologist today because I have had a cough for about 2 months. I had a pulmonary function test done last week, thankfully, all was normal. I have been wanting a CT scan of my chest since 2001 when my Dad was diagnosed with his lung cancer. My request was finally granted today. The pulmonologist saw how worried and how much anxiety it was causing me so he ordered the CT scan. Although, he did advise that if I were his sister sitting there, he would tell me not to have it done. He said sometimes people my age (41) will have a nodule (2mm) or so but it is no cause for concern but, if that is the case, I will have to have CT scan after CT scan, etc. etc. I told him I understand and wanted the test anyway. Then I told him I love him!! Finally! Also, he assured me that if he calls me on Monday and says he saw something, he wanted me to promise not to worry about it too much, that it was common. I guess he could tell I was on the verge of another panic attack. Also, I am going in on Thursday, September 29th for a breast biopsy. A density was seen on my mammogram this year in the right breast that wasn't there last year when the films were compared. The radiologist had me come in for a spot compression and he still saw something. Sent me for an ultrsound, but the ultrsound showed nothing. So the radiologist said to have me come back in 6 months for a repeat mammo. Well, I wasn't having any of that after what I learned with my father's cancer and I told him that I wanted a biopsy now, that I wasn't waiting 6 months. He told me there is no evidence that 6 months makes a difference. I had all to do but to laugh in his face. I just told him I know better. So he is doing a stereotactic biopsy next Thurs. Meanswhile, the breast that bothers me sometimes is the left one. Go figure. I would greatly appreciate any prayers that could be offered for me for clear test results on both the CT scan today and the biopsy next week. Thank you and love to all. Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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