Patti B Posted January 16, 2009 Share Posted January 16, 2009 Hi All- I had a scan yesterday with results today. I had not posted that I was having it because I have been so AWOL lately and felt it wasn't right to "reappear" to whine about my scan. Besides, I knew in my heart it was going to be a bad one. I have been coughing SO bad and when I get up in the morning, I go through about twenty minutes of barely being able to breathe. All I can get are little "sips" of air - its terrifying!!! I sit there with my inhaler and I have to tell you, its the scariest feeling in the world. This happens whenever I go from a laying down position ( well, I sleep propped up) to a standing position. And going up and down the steps does the same thing to me. So what could this be other than progression??? So after many meltdowns, I went to the Clinic today not only for chemo but to see the doc. > > > > > > > > > OMG!!!! Can you beleive that my scan as UNCHANGED from the last one??? I pert near fell off my chair!! How can I feel like this and not have progression????? Not that I am complaining, mind you but this one blew me away!! My onc feels like there is something else going on that is causing the SOB - after all, as he said, you don't find lung cancer in healthy lungs. It can be emplysema or it could have to do with the horrible sinus drainage that I am having that accumulates in the back of your throat all night long and then when you get up, down your throat it goes. He said the body automatically starts coughing and gagging and being SOB would occir. So he gave me some other sinus medicine to try. Now the bad news is is that my bone met in my hip is still there - obviously the radiation didn't work. All that wretched pain for nothing!!! He started me back on Zometa and is going to wait until my next scan to see if it is getting bigger or not. He really doesn't want me going through radiation again because then he will have to stop the chemo. So tonight I will sleep much better than I have in a long time - just hope when I get up in the morning it goes a little easier on me!! Hugs to you all - Patti B. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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