Rod Posted June 3, 2007 Share Posted June 3, 2007 Hi to all. I have been diagnosed with Lung cancer recently. I was a 2 pack a day smoker for 35 years. I quit on May 4th of this year, (29 days so far) and went for a check up 4 days later and asked for an x-ray fully expecting it to come back as negative.......NOT. Since then, I've had a CT scan which showed a collapsed left upper lobe with one tumor (not sure of size) and a few lymph nodes also infected. My first consult with my oncologist was not a total loss (think positive I say). Next step is a PET scan and an MRI.....a second opinion at Dana Farber and then many weeks of hard work. I'm encouraged, discouraged, happy, sad, brave and scared to death all at the same time. I'm 54 now and fully expect to celebrate my 80th birthday with my wife, kids and grand kids in 26 years. I was too stubborn to quit smoking for years.....I'll be even more stubborn to give up living now that I have made the right choice. Sorry for all the rambling....trying to find my way right now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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