Steve Winston Stephen Winston

First post: Jun 4, 2022 Latest post: Jan 3, 2023
Thank you for visiting. To give a little background on Steve's story, Steve has low back issues and needs a hip replacement and was unable to walk from his employer parking lot to the job site.  Even with a handicap parking, it helped, but many times handicap parking was not available.  Once in the building, the walk to the shipping docks was extensive and too much for him.  Knowing he could not continue with the level of pain in his low back and hip, he transferred to a new position that was the best fit for him.

 

Back in January 2022 he started experiencing new back pain just under the right shoulder area. He would go to the ER to get relief from his pain and they did a CT of the chest which showed a spot on his lung. The spot had grown compared to the CT done in September 2021 and referred him to a pulmonary doctor in Martinsburg. The pulmonary doctor did a virtual appointment and ordered Pulmonary Function test, another CT of the chest and EKG. Long story short, that pulmonary doctor canceled the original Pulmonary Function test until end of March.  The follow up appointment that was to be done the day after the test was pushed to May. To say the least, we found a different pulmonary doctor in Hagerstown, MD.

 

During this time, he was referred by his Chiropractor, to a Pain Management practice in Hagerstown.  They prescribed a nerve block medication and did two different injections, one under the shoulder blade and the second procedure in the neck. The two procedures were spaced apart, but nothing helped with the pain.

 

We quickly got him an appointment with a pulmonary doctor in Hagerstown, MD. Then things started to move very quickly! He ordered a PET scan and immediately referred him to an Oncologist in Hagerstown, MD, who ordered a lung biopsy. We learned on May 12, 2022, the Pathology report stated, Non-small cell lung cancer, consistent with invasive adenocarcinoma and was told it was stage 4 because the cancer is in his lung and rib. Steve was referred to a thoracic surgeon.

 

The oncology doctor recommended treatment of chemo and immunotherapy, plus radiation.

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