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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/26/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. I didn't really know what the catscan was looking for when my dr. asked me to have it done. She just said they found something on the MRI of my not lumbar but my middle back. (can't think of what it's called right now). The nurse called today as the dr. was in the office yesterday. Well, I got a shock. She told me there's a mass on my left lobe of my lung. Shocked the heck out of me and I'm so scared. I've had a cyst in my liver for several years and they drew the fluid off of it and it's fine, but this is really scaring me. She wants me to see a pulmonary dr. I'm really scared. I called the place that I had the catscan and MRIs and asked for reports. The lady said sure. So, I'm getting them in the mail. I called and got them because it's the first MRI i've had of my lumbar spine and the nurse said there were changes there, and I want to see what the changes are. That doesn't worry me anything like the mass on my lung. I just don't know. I've never faced anything like this in my life. The what ifs are getting me right now. that's why i'm writing here. I'm a nervous wreck. I'm getting ready to go take one of my anxiety meds, and see if I can calm down some. I hope the dr. is on my insurance plan, because when we moved last Sept. I misplaced my insurance book, so i have to call and get another one sent to me. I'm so glad you're all here. I have my husband, but it helps to have others too. What am I gonna do if it's cancer. My father smoked around us the whole time we were growing up. That second hand smoke.

I also asked the nurse about my patches. She said the script is up front with the receptionist. i asked her to be sure to get her to put it in the mail asap. So I should be getting that in the next day or two. Hopefuly tomorrow.

I've gotta go. you all take care. i hope you're all having a low pain day, and will have a low pain night.

love you all

Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/26/2011 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
First it's easy to go into panic mode so lets hope for now it's nothing...
next most insurances have websites, do a google search for your insurance and look
a doctor up on the doctor finder on the insurance web page, then call the doctor you
choose to see if the take your current insurance...
Prayers, well wishes and healing hugz being sent your ways, lets hopes it's nothing...
keep us posted on this as we do care....
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 4/26/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My dear Loretta

I am so sorry to hear this new diagnosis for you. Try to calm down and breathe in thru your nose and out thru your mouth. Both of my parents smoked when I was growing up to. I always wondered about second hand smoke myself. Try to hang in there, if you have any questions write them on a piece of paper so you dont forget. We are all here for support for you. I will pray for you that you will find the strength to get you thru. Be strong and we will support you all the time. Keep us updated on your health and post when you feel up to it.

Soft Hugs(((Loretta)))))
Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/26/2011 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Loretta!

I can see where you would be panicked about this. I was the same, when they found Melanoma Cancer on my arm back in 2007.

I can only advise you to be as calm as possible, as the panic will not change anything, and might bring on more pain than you need at this point. The fact that you have been
without pain med's for a few days is not helping matters either. Lets hope that happens soon!

We all will hope the for the best and remain Optimistic at this point as best we can, and of course we will have you in our prayers.

Take care,

SE wink
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/26/2011 5:15:59 PM (GMT-6)


flower123
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   Posted 4/26/2011 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I have had masses before (long stories), and surgeries for them. One they were SURE (99%) was cancer until they removed it. It was not...but, I know the fear. It can consume you. Please know that I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

Hugs,

Flower

momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/26/2011 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much. i'm feeling better now that i have chatted with Michael. He helped me calm down. Bless his heart. You're all the best.

love you all

Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Blessedx8
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   Posted 4/26/2011 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are feeling better Loretta.... and will keep you in my prayers....
 
--Tina
Many, many health and pain issues.
Many meds - including Atenolol, Effexor, MS Contin, Dilaudid, Actiq (oral Fentanyl), Soma, Vitamin D, Iron (for anemia), Synthroid...and on the list goes.
Personal: I'm a Christian wife and mother; I have six sons and identical twin daughters.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/27/2011 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Paula and Tina. i appreciate your support and prayers. You're both such dear friends. Take care.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/27/2011 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Loretta-
I had a mass found on my right lower lobe during a ct scan for GI issues. I too was exposed to second hand smoke growing up and worried myself senseless. My options were wait and recheck it every 3 months or biopsy it. Since it was in a bad location to do a needle biopsy they would have to go in to get the sample, so I opted to just remove it. Turned out to be a fungal growth from me living by rivers and caused from mold spores. It was the size of a marble when the found it and had grown to walnut size 2 weeks later when they removed it. Thankfully it was benign. Hope yours is too.
That surgery is what started my CP due to nerve damage from the scope through my back.

Take care,
Bill
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/27/2011 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill. I appreciate the support. I haven't lived close to a river or stream or anything. Hopefully it's just a benign thing.

hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Becky77
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   Posted 4/27/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Loretta,

I just wanted to reply and send you my support and some (((HUGS)))). I hope it ends up being benign. Please keep us updated on when you're having more tests, and when you find out more.

I'll keep you in my prayers.

I hope also that you get your pain patches soon. You've been dealing with so much lately, you deserve a break.

Hugs, and know you have my support as well.
Becky

Crohn's since 1997
Surgeries: 2 Bowel resections, appendix & gallbladder removed
Pulmonary Emboli & Pneumonia 2009
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Prozac, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, Aspirin, B12 shots

momtofourangels
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   Posted 4/27/2011 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Becky. I really do appreciate the support. There's nothing like having the support from those that understand exactly what you're going thru.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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