75bluedevilsmom Posted April 2, 2011 Share Posted April 2, 2011 Hi everyone! Im new here and have found alot of these stories so inspiring.I hope my story someday will also be inspiring.I am 47 yrs. old with a beautiful husband and son.I am a football mom,I work out of the home for USPS and take care of everything at home etc..I had however been a closet smoker for many a years.Let me start out at the beginning.2 weeks ago I got short of breath walking across the parking lot to my Dr.s office.The Dr noticed instantly and suggested an immediate bloodtest for a blood clot and an xray.Well I go home and busy myself with my son/husband and supper I get this phone call that the test is positive.Doc says go get admitted and have some clot buster.Also you appear to have some pnuemonia on the left lung.Well ok I guess I can do this it should only be for the night.So then the fun begins: CT scan shows Tumor wrapped around Bronchial,Thorentesis to pull off large bottle fluid,that shows up 0 cancer cells.Then they decide on Bronchioscope had trouble finding cancer cells in that biopsy/brushings etc...4th final day onoc orders the biopsy in which they insert needle into chest cavity,havent heard anything on that or the liver MRI.I am so terrified and in the dark,I cry constantly but feel great health wise..I just wanted out of the damn hospital! Oh no!Sodium was down,what the heck???Tuesdays bloodwork says that is back up. I am now at the wait to meet with onocologist point which is Monday.Seen my reg Dr. wed..He said a few cells were picked up on Bronchiosc,and they said small cell.He has given me this great outlook that it is almost to good to be true?I fear he gave,not so much me but my husband alot of false hope I have a semi strong support system but even with the anxiety med I am constantly up & down and I cant seem to shake it.I have nobody in my immediate circle going thru cancer to even relate to.I need to see my son grow up he needs his mom and I can't bare the thought of him watching me rot away. I am totally confused on the SCLC & NSCLC which one is worse which one is more responsive etc....I keep telling myself to stay off the internet but find myself right back there! I am one of those people that need knowledge all the time but I'm thinking maybe I should give it a break! My post may not make much sense but needed to vent alittle.I thank you for this time. Susan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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