Steph Posted May 13, 2003 Share Posted May 13, 2003 Hi everybody, Has anyone here had the experience of "watching and waiting" before they were diagnosed and if so, how long did your doctors wait before they did a biopsy of your lung? I have a left upper outer lobe lung nodule. Because as my pulmonologist said, "when you hear hoof-beats you are supposed to think of horses and not zebras," he has spent, in my opinion too much time ruling out other things. We have ruled out every possible infection, running the gamut of TB/HIV/Granulomas etc. I have CT/Scans every three months and the nodule is growing. The symptoms I have are the usual; coughing, pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss, sputum etc. Can anyone here offer me up some words of wisdom? How long did you wait for a diagnosis? And what kinds of things do I need to say to my doc to light a fire under him? Thanks, Steph P.S Unfortunately I'm still smoking....as the stress of not knowing is "tough" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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