Results from CT scan

@bdugas (3578)
United States
May 13, 2011 6:16am CST
Our family doc ask me a question, I answered, which led to a chest x-ray, which showed a spot on my lung, this has been there since 1991, it is a calcium deposit, I told him that but he wouldn't take that as fact and sent me for a CT scan, this showed a spot on my right lung, he called me at 8am on a Saturday morning and said he believed it to be cancer and was referring me to a lung doctor, (what happen to the meeting u in his office to discuss this with you). Upon taking this to the lung doc, he said got to have biospy, I went through this biospy that he said he couldn't get to so next in line was a needle biospy, from all that I read it was a horrible thing to have done. Don't believe all that you read, if the doctor knows what he is doing it is painless, the most hurt out of it was when they gave me the shot to relax me. Yesterday was the day to go get the results of the test, they were not good, he laid it on the line it is cancer. Believe me that is the most awful thing that you can hear. I cried all day, shut myself in my room, didn't take calls from anyone. I was done, life was over for me, he has said it is one spot but i go on Monday for another Ct scan where they inject dye into your veins and it shows if cancer is any where else in the body. Hoping that it is negitative. Whatever I will go to hospital some time next week for surgery to remove this spot on my lung. Am I scared, yes, but I come to realize that maybe the family doc didn't go about telling me in the right way, he probably has saved my life. The one thing that people should remember is that when sent for test, please go for them, as if something such as cancer is caught in the early stages it can be cured and you can go on with life. If it is in other parts of the body they will still do the surgery then treat the rest with radition and chemo. Which ever I have a long road ahead of me, so if when you say your prayers at night you could maybe say one for me, it would be apprecited, there is power in prayers.
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@allknowing (130112)
• India
13 May 11
You have truly set an example for those who hesitate to see a doctor. Timely diagnosis can save many a life. You will be fine and the prayers of all the myLotters are with you.
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@bdugas (3578)
• United States
17 May 11
Thank you, all I can say is if it is bothering you, please go see a doctor, the diagnosis is needed to make sure it does not get out of hand before it is found. Funny thing is I have no pain, do not hurt, am not sick. So I would of never of even thought to get these tests. A bout with a cold led to the xrays.
@ellie333 (21016)
14 May 11
Oh Bdugas, My thoughts are prayers are definitely with you right now, stay positive though as you say there is power in prayers and I will add to the prayer list at church tomorrow. Love and huggles. Ellie :D
@bdugas (3578)
• United States
17 May 11
Thank you so much for adding me to your prayer list, I can only say that we are praying on this end.
@AmbiePam (83800)
• United States
14 May 11
Oh I will definitely be praying for you. My dad just came through prostate cancer surgery and he is now cancer free. My Aunt Ruth had stage 4 colon cancer, a highly terminal cancer. But she is alive and well after five years. She got treatment and is now enjoying the rest of her life. I'll be praying that you will be all right too. How is your family handling it?
@manubla (472)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Hi bdugas. Thank you for sharing your story as it serves as a reminder to us all to take a conscious effort to take care of our health. And you're right. There is power in prayer. I know you'll get through it and you did the right thing in following your doctor's advice. *Hugs*