Strudel

Post Surgery Update

Blog Post created by Strudel on Apr 16, 2019
Greetings friends! Thank you all for the love, support, and prayers! It has been 3 weeks since I had my surgery - here is an update: 
 
I met with the surgeon’s P.A. yesterday. She took out the sutures and we discussed various restrictions and the lifting of one....driving! Yay! So, I am driving again as of today. Still can’t lift though. I return to the surgeon next Thursday to further discuss things. He has referred me to an oncologist and I see him on May 13. That will be to follow things from here. (I was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer and they removed my right lower lobe. I assume I will need to be followed in the future to make sure nothing else shows up in other areas of my lungs.) 
Today I saw the endocrinologist. He said the nodule in my thyroid (which lit up during the PET scan of lung) is most likely not cancer - but they will need to do further testing to rule it out. He also said that if it is cancer, it is not related to the lung cancer. And, it is very small. I will have an ultrasound of the thyroid and they will go from there. If those results indicate a higher chance of it being cancer, they will then do a biopsy. But, if the ultrasound doesn’t show an increased chance - then they will probably have me repeat the ultrasound in 6 - 12 months - and no biopsy at this point. 
So, a lot going on - but, I do feel better to now have met with the the endocrinologist. Thank you all again! 
I will once again mention the “Low Dose CT Scan” which led to all this. I feel that it saved my life - I most likely would not have known about this cancer until it was much more advanced and I actually had symptoms. And, since I heard about it here - this site has once again saved my life! 
Please do a search on here for “Low Dose CT Scan” to learn more and talk to your doctor if you think you would consider doing it. 
Thanks again for all of the love, prayers, and support!
Kathy  

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