masses on my lung

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/17/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if I have told everyone here about the masses on my left lung.

I went and had a MRI on my thoracic spine last year and something showed up on my left lung. Well, about 2 months ago I had a MRI of my thoracic and lumbar spine, along with a catscan of my chest. I hadn't been told that the mass was even there. Well, after my pcp got the results back, she told me that I had a mass on my left lung along with two smaller ones, but the larger one was stable. It scared the daylights out of me.

I haven't smoked a day in my life, but my father smoked around us for years, so I guess the second hand smoke may have caused it.

Well, my pcp referred me to a pulmonologist to see what the masses are. I finally got up the nerve today to call the doctor and make an appointment. I know I should have made the appointment as soon as she gave me the referral, but I've been so scared.

My appointment with the doctor is July 5 at 3pm. I know it's about three weeks away, and that three weeks seems so far away right now. I know it will probably go fast like time has been lately, but I sure wish it would hurry.

Could you all keep me in your thoughts and maybe say a prayer that everything will turn out ok? Thanks

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

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/17/2011 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Loretta...I'm sure that sounds so scary right now...let's just try to take things one day at a time....worrying or stressing too much until speaking with the Dr. and getting the test done...will only make you more sick and zap you of energy...

I know that's easy to say...but I personally pray and Give it up to God and then go from there...

How long from 2 months ago did they get the results to your Dr.? I'm glad you went ahead and made the appt with the Pulmonologist...

I know it will be hard....but really try to keep yourself busy...enjoy the weekend doing something fun to make you smile:)....Just take it hour by hour....because borrowing trouble from tomorrow...steals joy from today..

We will all be here for you whatever happens...and we will keep praying for the good!!

Sending you some big hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/17/2011 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my Loretta, you may certainly have many many Prayers
with you...vent away here we do care so much about each other here
so please keep us informed...with be wishing the best for you with a
great doctor too....many many prayers and well wishes to you...
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luckyflowers
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   Posted 6/17/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Loretta, I could not agree more, the others have said it so well. Please know that I will be thinking of you and sending nothing but good thoughts your way. Please keep us updated and know we are here.

Lots of hugs
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass and depression.

Meds: Oxy, Nortriptyline, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/17/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Our Dear Loretta

I am so sorry that you are so upset. take one day at a time. we love you.

Keep us updated when you feel like it. I will pray for you and you will be in my thoughts.

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

Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/18/2011 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Loretta....

Will say prayers for your appointment.  I'm glad you made one.  Try to just keep the faith and stay positive.  I know it's hard when you don't know what's going on....
 
Praying for you!
Take care, hon.  --Tina

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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for you! Hope for the best (easier said then done I know) But sometimes positive thinking can be everything :) Good luck and let us know!
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flower123
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   Posted 6/18/2011 4:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying for you too.

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 6/18/2011 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you Loretta

*gentle hugs*

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/18/2011 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   

 

      Morning Loretta!

           I'm glad you finally made the appointment....I have been after you to get that done.

      Lets hope all will be ok, and that it's not serious. Prayers for you!

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momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/19/2011 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much for the well wishes and prayers. I really am thankful for all of you. I'm not as scared as I was. You all's support really does help. I really don't know where I would be without all of you. You're all so awesome. You know what I'm going thru every day and you understand where I'm coming from when I'm having bad days.

Yesterday was our 17th anniversary. We went out to eat for lunch, and my pain was pretty good while we were out. We didn't have much money to celebrate, but when we get more money, we're going to do more to celebrate.

Today is not a good day. My back is screaming at me. It's hurting so bad.

Well, I'll go now. I hope you're all having a low pain day.

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

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/19/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that you are having a high pain day:(...Hope you can relax some this evening...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!...Hey..it's not about the money spent but the love that's shared...laughs and hugs are free!!!

That is also what is so great about this board...there is so much love and support!

We will be here for you through this upcoming test...no matter what happens...as I mentioned before...don't borry worry from tomorrow...try to just take it one day at time..

Hugs to you! (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 
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