cathyr Posted November 24, 2003 Share Posted November 24, 2003 Hi Friends, Well, I now have surgery scheduled to remove the remaining lobe of my left lung. A new tumor has been discovered. Thank God for second opinions. One surgeon who has been "watching" this for a year was wrong in thinking that it was "nothing." We are praying that the lymph node is not involved. It is swollen on the CT scan, but did not light up on the PET scan. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. I go on Nov. 25 for pre-op work-up and then Dec. 2nd for surgery. I will have to follow up with chemo for 4 cycles. Wonderful timing for the holidays, huh? I hate this damn disease. It took my husband 3 1/2 years ago and now I'm fighting for my life as well. I think the worst part for me is putting my family and friends through this. I put on as positive a face as possible because I think that will help them get through this - particularly my mom. But, sometimes, when I'm on this board and reading these messages, it breaks my heart that there is so much suffering in this. I look forward to the day when nobody has to sign up for the "New to this Board" section or when the "Good News" section is longer than this section. I remain very grateful to all of you for listening, praying with me, and just being there. I will try to update you all after my surgery when I am able. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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