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Cindy writing here.
The journey started back in August when Cookie went in for her yearly doctor visit. After routine blood work it was determined that her sodium level was a bit low. After many trials of salting food more, drinking Gatorade, etc, it was determined that she needed to go further on for more intense testing. Hence, the bronchoscope, breathe test, CT scan, PET scan MRI and whatever else they did, I lost track! It was determined that she had 2 masses on her lungs. MASSES, I said...actually they are called masses, but are 1 centimeter in size. Masses to me are golf ball size or tennis ball size. But what do I know as I'm far from the professional when it comes to doctors.
Anyway, after all the testing it has been determined that she has stage 2B lung cancer, confined to one side of the lung. There are 2 spots(masses) and 1 node. The other spot is scar tissue, which is very normal. So it's the 1 cm mass & 1 node that have the cancer cells in them. The node isn't close to the food pipe, so we hope she is able to eat as normal, & doesn't get the discomfort from the radiation when that starts. Mom & Christy picked out her wig last week, as they said her hair may thin.
I personally need to give a BIG shout out to Kevin, Chelsey, Steve & Christy who have taken time out of their schedules to get her to her appointments. Kim, LouAnn & Cathy who have been there too! We are all in this journey & appreciate all of the well wishes, call, prayers & texts. Next chemo treatment will be starting January 2, and I (Cindy) have taken the day off to take her. She will prevail!! If you know Cookie, she has a lot of spunk, & will not let this one bump in her road, get in her way! Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.