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Okay now I'm thinking, my wifes coworker just called so I ask her what does fluid on the lung sound like, she said like a wet gurgle!!!!!!Exactly what I have, last week it went aways after 4 days now it seems to be hanging on, and I'm a little concerned. Thank friends

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Hi David,

Have you called your health care team and let them know what side effects you are having from Gemzar? If not please call ASAP. Peace, take care and God Bless.



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David, It might be fluid on the lungs-but I would imagine it could be something else, too. I just wouldn't sit on it, check with the doctors.

My dad had fluid buildup in his lungs in June-went to a surgeon, was sent to the ER for x-rays (quicker than going to the lab and having to wait, etc.) and the fluid showed up. His breathing problem started as a slight one and got, very gradually, worse. One lung was full of fluid and the fluid was going into the other lung. The drainage and talc procedure worked and the problem didn't come back. He felt SOO much better after that.

Oh, and when he would go the onc. and have his blood oxygen level checked, it was always well within the normal range, so that did not help in diagnosing the fluid on the lungs, but an x-ray is a quick and uninvasive way to tell.

Let us know how things go, I agree it could be something or nothing, try not to jump to conclusions-just go to the dr. and get this thing settled. (I know, I know, easier said than done-sorry.)

Take care, Deb

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Dave !!!

So sorry to hear!! but ya gotta get it checked out ASAP :roll::roll:

Remember, it is the cold season, so it just may be the beginnings of something not so serious, but ya gotta get checked so just go do it. :shock: ; Yea, you can see how warm I am today!, just sent ya back a pm by the way; You please take care of yourself my friend and know yer in my thoughts and prayers

God bless and be well

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Jeesh David...I was just warming up the car to drive up to Michigan to TAKE you to the damn doctor.

Glad you called them...please post when you get the results. I will be thinking about you so don't worry about the ringing ears. :shock::lol:

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