Posted 4/25/2021 7:12 AM (GMT -6)
Hello, SteveO ~~~
I always follow your posts, as we both had lung involvement, from the spread of prostate cancer.
I remember the day when my doctor showed me those first lung scans, showing cancerous nodules scattered and "peppered" throughout both of my lungs.
Admittedly, that was a tough --- and SOBERING - day. The "fight" had to begin in earnest!
A few months later, when it was time for a follow-up lung scan --- to see if initial treatments had made a difference --- the lung nodules showed signs of reduction.
That was a day that built newfound HOPE!
My favorite phrases from your new lung scan, that you just shared:
1. "decrease in size of pulmonary nodules"
2. "no new nodules are seen"
3. "nodules have regressed"
I KNOW what those words truly mean, and the hope they can instill !
In terms of energy, do all that you can to stay active --- rest as needed --- set an earlier bedtime --- but build in some daily activity. Even a couple of short walks a day can pay dividends, and increase energy.
Wise words that one of my doctors shared with me, that I will never forget:
"The day you don't feel like walking, is the day you need to walk the very most!"
When I need some motivation, those words of wisdom resonate with me. I walk after work, and I always walk a couple of times on Saturday and Sunday, too.
Thankful, beyond words, for the GOOD NEWS you shared from your recent report! Best news of the day!
Onward, upward, forward!
CYCLONE ~ # Iowa State University