Chris Andal

First post: Sep 5, 2019 Latest post: Oct 2, 2019
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Several months ago I started noticing some sharp pain in my middle right side of my back. Finally after months of dealing with the pain I made a dr. appointment. At first it seemed like my gall bladder but a closer look with an ultrasound showed a mass lesion on my adrenal gland. A C/T scan was done and a biopsy as well. The biopsy told us it is cancer. Adrenal cortical carcinoma or something like that. Very rare. It sounded like a fairly easy surgery would fix the problem. Until the next day. (My 40th birthday) I had an appointment with the oncologist and she told me they overlooked the C/T scan and in fact I have stage 4 lung cancer. That makes things a little more complicated than I was really prepared for. Stage 4 lung cancer is also very rare in a 40 year old person. I will start chemo on September 5th. I have absolute faith it will just be a story to tell when I'm much older but until I get through it, which I will, I'm going to take it easy. I'll try to keep everyone updated through the process.

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