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9/25/2016 Latest post:
On September 21, 2016 Jeff was diagnosed with lung cancer. After being treated for pneumonia that was not improving we made a visit to the Garrett Regional Medical Center. The ER doctor did a Chest CT that showed a mass in his left lung area. We were fortunate to have our son-in-law facilitate and expedite appointments with the appropriate medical personnel. Jeff had a bronchoscopy and biopsies on Wednesday, September 21 and received the initial diagnosis. The next step was a PET scan on Friday, September 23 to determine lymph node involvement and spread of the disease. There does seem to be some lymph node involvement and spread to three separate bony areas. Our next step is to meet with our Pulmonologist on Tuesday and our Oncologist on Wednesday. Jeff is feeling fatigued and has some chest, left shoulder and left leg pain. He is taking medication for the pain with some relief. Prayers are much appreciated and we will update after Tuesday.