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Bob G

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Hello, I have had Lung nodules going on 8 years since I had bowel surgery and when coming out of surgery had to be kept on a ventilator for 2 weeks due to raspatory failure (30 years of smoking) . I have COPD consisting of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. I quit smoking when in the hospital in 2016 with the above mentioned surgery.  I had 2 small nodules due to scar tissue that have been stable in size and shape. in a recent CT scan (12-2023) another nodule showed and was solid and spiculated. I since have had two other CT scans and it has tripled in size in 3 months to 7.7mm. I have a 4th  CT scan on the 1st of April as they want it to be 8mm before they decide to biopsy or next course of action. At this point its like a roller coaster waiting then thinking you are getting somewhere just to go up another hill and I  just want to level out and get on with what needs to be done. 

 

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Bob,

Sorry to hear about the recurrence but glad you found us.  Nodules that grow are definitely worth getting a biopsy and I understand that they want more mass so they can do a better job of getting the sample they need to test properly.  The waiting is terrible and I remember feeling great anxiety during my initial diagnosis and especially when I was told to "wait 3 months" before the next scan.  Needless to say I was not a happy camper.  I'm so glad that you gave up the smoking.  Regardless of the COPD I'm sure that your breathing is most likely better now than when you were active in the habit.  That will be a help through this.  Please keep us updated and feel free to ask any questions you want.  We have a pretty large base of survivors on this site with a great variety of diagnosis and treatments so there is a lot of experience to share.  You won't need to go through this alone.

Lou

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21 hours ago, LouT said:

Bob,

Sorry to hear about the recurrence but glad you found us.  Nodules that grow are definitely worth getting a biopsy and I understand that they want more mass so they can do a better job of getting the sample they need to test properly.  The waiting is terrible and I remember feeling great anxiety during my initial diagnosis and especially when I was told to "wait 3 months" before the next scan.  Needless to say I was not a happy camper.  I'm so glad that you gave up the smoking.  Regardless of the COPD I'm sure that your breathing is most likely better now than when you were active in the habit.  That will be a help through this.  Please keep us updated and feel free to ask any questions you want.  We have a pretty large base of survivors on this site with a great variety of diagnosis and treatments so there is a lot of experience to share.  You won't need to go through this alone.

Lou

Lou, 

 

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19 hours ago, Karen_L said:

Hi Bob, and welcome. The waiting is just awful. It made my head spin. Hang in and keep us posted.

Thank you Karen,  Monday is almost here but I figure it would be a couple days after to get results from the fourth CT scan. 

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Welcome, Bob!  I'm new here too and awaiting my 3rd scan in July so we're in somewhat similar "waiting patterns."  I can't imagine how you're feeling today with your scan Monday.  I find I'm wound tighter the week or so before a scan and then until I have results then it's a deep exhale.  Wishing you the best with the scan Monday!  Hope you get results, a call from your provider and then direction timely - that waiting is a different kind of hard.

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