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Rebecca Durnell Cross
Oct 17, 2018 Latest post:
Nov 17, 2018
On September 29, I slipped and fell off an electrical box onto the top of the picket in my backyard. A fence that many people, myself & my kids included, have climbed over 1,000 times to get our neighbors house. This time, I was actually trying to retrieve my escaped cat to prevent her from staying outside all night, since she is recovering from her $800 eye lid surgery…we can’t afford for her to get into another cat fight! As soon as a I fell, I knew I had hurt myself badly and I couldn’t move well. I ended up going to the ER Sunday. I had 2 broken left ribs (#9 & #10) but worse was that my right lung was punctured and was not able to heal itself. I truly believe this whole accident happened was a God thing and He orchestrated it in order for the doctors to be able to find a mass in my left lung, which they biopsied and found to be malignant.
I have a neuroendocrine tumor in the lung "carcinoid tumor", it’s a non-lung cancer slow-growing tumor, the size of a golf ball. Less than 1% of tumors found in the lungs as this type of tumor. If it is contained in the lungs we are hoping, they have it cut out along with the bottom lobe of my left lung. If the cancer is not showing up anywhere else, we will schedule the lobectomey within 3-4 weeks.