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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.