Sharing My Miracle

Blog Post created by Barbara145 on Aug 3, 2018

About two weeks ago I was having some back pain The pulmonologist called it chest pain and ordered a chest x-ray.  It had been a year since I had one.  I smoked for 52 years and quit just about 5 years ago.  They saw the dreaded spot.  He ordered a CT scan and they found 2 nodules one in each lung. He ordered a PET scan to rule out metastatic cancer.  My family and many friends have been praying fervently.  I am amazed at how calm I have been waiting for the results of each test.  When I was a smoker, I would have been freaking out for 2 solid weeks.  Smoking one cigarette after the other for 2 solid weeks. Not this time.  When we speak of the changes in ourselves after quitting smoking, we are telling the truth.  Quitting smoking changes people in unimaginable ways.   What a gift.  When I registered for my PET scan on Tuesday, I read the paperwork that the doctor had sent over to the hospital.  My diagnosis was "Lung Cancer."  Still no freaking out but sad to my core.  The doctor just called with the results, "No cancer."  The area was scarring.  I feel so blessed.  Quit smoking if you are on the fence.   Love to all,   Barbara