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My story began with several weeks of coughing and breathing issues. I just blamed it on the pollen and my COPD. After a month of continuous coughing I decided to visit my pulmonary doctor. On May 2nd I went for my appointment to get something for this annoying coughing. Dr. Witten ordered chest X-rays. The result came back showing up something on one of my lungs. Dr. Witten then ordered a CT Scan to find out exactly what was going on with my lungs. On May 5th I had my CT Scan and on Monday, May 7th the results were in and I have a mass on my right lower lung. The next step is to find out how serious this mass is and on May 23rd I will have a biopsy. In the mean time while we wait for this next step we are keeping a very positive outlook and we are not shedding any tears or looking for any pitty. I am a strong and healthy woman and I will get through this with flying colors.