Julie North

First post: Dec 18, 2017 Latest post: Jan 3, 2018
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    I have a small tumor in my right lung that is cancerous (adenocarcinoma).  I feel very fortunate that it was caught early.  This summer I was having some pain in my side, and after about a month, went to the doctor.  I had a CT scan which showed a suspicious spot on my lungs.  We never did figure out what the pain was from, but I began to see a pulmonary specialist.  She ruled out many things, and the only thing left to do was to see if it was cancer.  I had a pet scan and a needle biopsy, which showed that it was cancerous.  I am part of the small percentage of nonsmokers who get lung cancer.  

     On Monday December 18 I will be having surgery to have the tumor and the tissue surrounding it removed.  It is unlikely that I will have to have chemo or radiation, but we will know for sure after the surgery.  I will be at Methodist Hospital for 3-4 days following the surgery.  Hopefully I will be home before Kim's birthday on Dec. 22!

     The support and love from friends and family has been wonderful and we feel so blessed.

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