Annie01 Posted March 6, 2009 Share Posted March 6, 2009 Hello, My name is Annie and I'm so happy to have found this site. I've been lurking here for a few days. I'm writing about my mother who has been diagnosed with NSCLC within the last two weeks. She had a bronchial infection shortly after Christmas, went to see her PCP who ordered a chest x-ray and CT scan. She has a large (2" x 3") mass on the left lung and a mass about 1.5" x 2" on the top of her right lung. She went for a PET scan today and we're now waiting for a call from the doctor's office to schedule an appointment (hopefully for Monday) to find out the results of the PET scan. She has lost about 15 pounds since Christmas and is sleeping a lot. The diagnosing process is taking its toll on all of us because it seems to move so slow. Perhaps I'm writing a bit prematurely since we're not exactly sure what we're dealing with yet. However, I am struggling with the fact that I'm 200 miles away from parents, work full-time and have a young son. I'm not able to just go and be with my mom. My dad and my sister are with her and they both have gone to every MD appt. She has many friends and a great support system which I'm so grateful for. Still, I feel so bad I can't be there for her. We're very close. What I really wanted to say was thank you to all of you who share your stories, words of wisdom and encouragement. I look forward to getting to know you (at least electronically) as we travel this journey. I can't begin to tell you how much this site has already helped in knowing we're not alone. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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