FrannieB Posted July 13, 2006 Share Posted July 13, 2006 I just discovered this forum a few days ago and I already am asking a lot of questions. Now I have another... To recap any other postings I've made, my sister went to the pulmologist last week due to SOB and a cough. Chest CT compared to one taken in March showed that she had (unreported) multiple lung nodules in March. They have approx. doubled in size since that time. She's having a PET and a medialtoscopy over the next couple weeks, but the pulmo fully expects the PET to show that the nodules are "hot" due to their rapid growth. LC is probable. She left yesterday for a three day workshop in Fla. I have talked to her several times each day and she has told me each time how much difficulty she's having getting around. She has not had to leave the hotel for the workshop, but she's so tired and SOB that she is getting to her sessions after they are full. She only made it to two sessions today (out of six). She's complained of pain in the middle of her chest. Just a little while ago, she called me very upset because she's "so exhausted" and the middle of her chest hurts "so much." She was not able to join her colleagues on an evening trip to Universal Studios and won't be able to join them tomorrow evening when they go to Disney World. She said she feels so much worse than she did even a week or two ago. She is very frightened, particularly by the pain. Are the nodules (yes, unfortunately, there are several of them) possibly causing this pain? What about the fatigue? She has always been a high-energy person. This rapid decline is really scaring me. Should she seek medical help in Fla at this point? I swear, I'd like to get in my car and just go get her (I'm in NC). My mom (not the same mom as my sister - same dad, though) died from SCLC ten years ago and she didn't have pain until the end and then it was from the liver, so this is new to me. Thanks! Frannie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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