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Posted on: Nov 27, 2012 08:53PM

faithfulheart wrote:

Hi gang,

I know I just posted my 3 years..........So I am so sorry to bum anyone out but I am so scared!!!!

My MO does a lung x-ray every year just for protocal due to rads.........Well he called me today and said they saw a shadow on my right lung, not even my BC side........I am going in for a CT tomorrow..Does anyone have experiance with the lung scare??? I am trying to keep it together, he said it could be a Nodule or just a shadow........I said what about a met. He said yes that is possible too, and he would need to boipsy if there is a mass.......I feel so much fear right now I really need my sister's.........

love steph

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Nov 27, 2012 09:01PM Hattie wrote:

oh i am sorry for your worries. just to say, you have nothing until you have something.  keep that fear at bay as best as you can because you have nothing now. and you are getting checked.  so use your superpowers for staying in the moment with what you know is true, and not with your worries.  waiting is the pits.  just try to stay in the now.  there are so many things that could be something that are nothing.  try to stay in then now.  my friend told me (quite often), "you don't have to lay down in front of an oncoming train.  you don't even know what track it is on or if you have ropes! or if it is really headed for you."  with practice, (we get so much of that), i did get skills to keep me off that track of doom and in the present, feeling somewhat better knowing i was taking care of things but not anticipating things that might not be there.

take care,

hattie

life is good

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Nov 27, 2012 10:14PM Outfield wrote:

Steph, I can easily imagine the anxiety.  I'm so sorry you're going through this.  It sounds horrible, but I keep some Ativan on hand since things like this do happen.  I don't know how else to get through the days of not-knowing that happen with these awful, awful, awful scares.  

Do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself, if it's meds, friends, meditation, whatever.  

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Nov 27, 2012 10:24PM FilterLady wrote:

Hi Steph:

I got a call after my pre-op on October 3, 2011 for my lumpectomy.  There was "something" on my left lung.  I was scheduled for a CT 2 days later, which came back "indeterminate".  I had my lumpectomy and snb on October 5, 2011 and was scheduled for a PET scan on October 24, 2011.

I was terrified since I'm a former smoker and my Momma passed away from lung cancer on 12/31/06.  The PET was kinda scary but the diagnosis is granuloma.  My RO said there are probably a lot of people walking around with it.  It can be caused by things in the air, chronic infections, etc that can cause granular tissue.  I've had 4 follow up CT's and nothing is changed so I'll get it checked about once a year unless I have other problems.

I know how scared you are.....try not to worry.  Believe me I know how hard that is but being upset is not good for you either.  Maybe your doctor could prescribe something for you.

I'll be praying for good results for you,

LaDonna

Dx 9/16/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 10/05/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Radiation Therapy 11/30/2011 ExternalHormonal Therapy 01/20/2012 Femara
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Nov 27, 2012 10:26PM gillyone wrote:

Hang in there. As Hattie said, it's nothing till it's something. But we all know how you feel and send you a hug.

Dx 6/5/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 9/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 27, 2012 10:51PM Elizabeth1959 wrote:

I am so sorry you are going thru this. I understand that the anxiety and fear is almost unbearable. I hope you find out quickly that it is benign finding. Please let us know


Elizabeth

7/10 right mastectomy, dose dense AC, 12 weeks taxol,rads,arimidex

Dx 6/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 03/21/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Right)
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Nov 27, 2012 10:53PM Bugs wrote:

Hattie is right.  Hang on and don't get on those tracks.  The docs are going to be cautious (this is good!) but this is something we have to deal with.  We are holding your hand while you wait for the all clear.

Hugs!!

Dx 2/1/2006, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2012 12:21AM sbelizabeth wrote:

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalm 91:4

I'm sorry you're suffering through this waiting and uncertainty, steph.  Remember...one day at a time. 

You are in my prayers.  Electronic airwave hugs!

http://pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.com/

Dx 10/20/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 11/07/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Surgery 12/05/2011 Lumpectomy (Left)Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 04/18/2012 Mastectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 05/21/2012 ExternalChemotherapy 07/01/2012 Navelbine, XelodaHormonal Therapy 07/19/2012 FemaraSurgery 04/15/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)Surgery 08/29/2013 Reconstruction (Both)Surgery 12/06/2013 Reconstruction (Both)
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Nov 28, 2012 02:13AM Karina wrote:

Oh Steph, I am sorry you have to go through this scare. Wish I could do something to take away your anxiety. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers for benign results!!! Best of luck for tomorrow's CT!!!

Dx 8/3/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIb, Grade 2, 6/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2012 09:57AM TectonicShift wrote:

Steph, hang in there! Don't borrow trouble. Shadows and spots can be lots of things. You don't know what you don't know. Sending good karma out your way!

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Nov 28, 2012 10:19AM hopefour wrote:

I so hate the fear that can overwhelm us! I am praying that this too shall pass and you are back to celebrating your three year anniversary!!

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 1, 4/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2012 11:01AM lexi4 wrote:

Saying a prayer right now for NO cancer.

Big Hugs,

Lexi

Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIb, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Nov 28, 2012 11:22AM everyminute wrote:

I had an xray done prior to surgery at sloan - they told me there was something on my lung - I freaked out ,  of course, but then they said - you had a ct scan last week - its  likely from an infection.  

Whateever it was - was 4 and half years ago now.  

You are ok.  hugs.

find "becausemarysaysso" on facebook...Long May She Run

Dx 6/5/2008, IDC, Stage IIIa, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2012 09:19PM jennyboog wrote:

I've had a lung scare...and I'm so sorry you are.  I have a nodule that is too small to biopsy and was told it most likely is nothing but scaring from an infection.  It can be so scary but try to remember it's nothing until it is something and we have cyst and nodules everywhere that we just happen to find out about.  Let us know sweetie how it goes.

IBC & BRCA1+...Cancer touched my breast, so I kicked it's butt!

Dx 7/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIc, Grade 2, 5/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 28, 2012 11:56PM faithfulheart wrote:

I just love you all so much! thank you for your prayers.........I had my ct today, I will not know anything tonight , hopefully tommorow.......I also learned that they saw a nodule on my rib#11, so I am confused.....I am not sure if its my lung or my rib!! I will sit in the waiting room..My dear Lord holding my hand, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...........We  all can, I have moments where I feel like I will pass out from the thought of not raising my kids,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I hate this!!

Love you all

Steph

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Nov 29, 2012 08:48AM Elizabeth1959 wrote:

Steph

I am so sorry you are going through this.  I hope you get an answer soon and that everything is ok.

Elizabeth

7/10 right mastectomy, dose dense AC, 12 weeks taxol,rads,arimidex

Dx 6/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 03/21/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Right)
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Nov 30, 2012 12:03AM Pure wrote:

So so sorry your going through this.. I too had 2 spots on my lungs..they found them when I was first diagnosed on a chest MRI... I bet you anything it's nothing! Hang in there..I will pray for strengh and clean results right now.

Dx 8/8/2009, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2012 01:00AM faithfulheart wrote:

Ok, UPDATE........ got my ct results, no tumors on my lungs!! thank you God!!! However, why is there always a however?They saw something on my liver...Doc said so small he needs an dx ultra sound. He said it could be a blood vessel or something, wait and watch probebly..........i am still so grateful for your prayers and good wishes.......I would not want this in my lungs. The Mo said, cancer patients are watched and scaned so much they find a lot of things on us that are on a lot of people they just don't know it!!!!!!!! I am sure it will be ok, he did not seem to worried...Life in the waiting room!!!!!!!!!.....We really need better magizines in here!!!!!

LOVE.............STEPH

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Nov 30, 2012 02:17AM Karina wrote:

Steph, that's great news your lungs are clear!!!! What a relief!!! I was kind of depressed yesterday, could not figure out why? Then I realised it's from the pending results of your CT. We are all  in this together, aren't we? I will definitely have a better day today!!! And I totally agree with your doc about the liver thing. I know a lady from my cancer center, who was tald the same thing and that spot just stayed unchanged. Could be a SE from the chemo. Please don't worry too much. Love and hugs to you.

Dx 8/3/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIb, Grade 2, 6/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2012 05:20AM Elizabeth1959 wrote:

Yeah, that is terrific. What wonderful news. I'm so glad you are ok.

7/10 right mastectomy, dose dense AC, 12 weeks taxol,rads,arimidex

Dx 6/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 03/21/2013 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Right)
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Nov 30, 2012 08:01AM TectonicShift wrote:

yes!!!

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Nov 30, 2012 08:55AM CherylinOhio wrote:

yeah!!!!! Love hearing good news!!! 

Some days there won't be a song in your heart...sing anyways. Emory Austin

Dx 3/29/2011, 4cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 17/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Chemotherapy 05/25/2011 Cytoxan, TaxotereRadiation Therapy 09/22/2011 ExternalSurgery 03/19/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent), Latissimus Dorsi flap (Right)Surgery 09/18/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 12/20/2012 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Hormonal Therapy 01/02/2013 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 10:17AM hopefour wrote:

Wiping tears of JOY while praising the Lord!!! So thankful we have each other to ease the sorrow and celebrate the joy!!

Dx 5/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 1, 4/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2012 12:18PM Maggs09 wrote:

Thank God!
I've been thinking of you,
Hugs!

Dx 5/14/2012, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIc, Grade 2, 16/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 05/02/2012 Lumpectomy (Right)Surgery 06/27/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 08/01/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolRadiation Therapy 12/12/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 12/28/2012 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 01:07PM Pure wrote:

That is SUCH good news..I am SO SO SO SO HAPPY For you! Go celebrate! Here is to 10 more years!

Dx 8/8/2009, IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 30, 2012 05:36PM Maureen813 wrote:

Great news!!!!!! Celebrate

I am strong because I know my weaknesses, I am wise because I've been foolish, and I can laugh because I've known sadness

Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 11/21/2013, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2013 Faslodex
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Nov 30, 2012 07:30PM Bugs wrote:

great news! :)

Dx 2/1/2006, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIa, Grade 3, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 2, 2012 08:56PM jennyboog wrote:

Great news Steph!  I'm glad to hear it was nothing.  I hope this helps...I also have a spot on my liver :)  Same as my lung, to small to biopsy and was found during another scan, we're just watching it.  They think it's a blood vessel, I can't remember the official name.  I bet your's is nothing as well.  Keep the faith and stay strong sis!

IBC & BRCA1+...Cancer touched my breast, so I kicked it's butt!

Dx 7/28/2010, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIc, Grade 2, 5/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 2, 2012 08:58PM FilterLady wrote:

Steph,

I'm doing the happy dance for you!

God bless you,

LaDonna

Dx 9/16/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 10/05/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Radiation Therapy 11/30/2011 ExternalHormonal Therapy 01/20/2012 Femara
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Dec 3, 2012 12:49AM JacquelineG wrote:

great news!

jackie

Dx 6/2/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 6/40 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 4, 2012 11:55PM faithfulheart wrote:

Love you all.. thank you my dear SISTAH'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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