Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I got a call from Dr. Cella at the Pulmonary Clinic at the VA Hospital in Seattle at 8:45 this morning. She is in her Residency (UW Medicine) there and is working under the Pulmonologist doctors.
1. The mass has been growing over the past 19 months. It's in the upper lobe of the right lung.
2. I will be getting calls from the VA hospital in Seattle about scheduling a breathing test and a PET Scan. The PET Scan will tell us more about the nodule.
3. After those 2 tests are done I will be getting a call from the Thoracic surgeons after they review them. We will then discuss if just the nodule or the section of the lung will be removed and when. A partial lung is better than lung cancer right?
Needless to say, Clyde and I are a little (?) frazzled. That was NOT how I wanted to be woke up this morning. I am scared and my first reaction is to curl up in a ball. I know that ABBA Father will strengthen me to be able to cope but it is hard not to keep thinking "worse case scenario". I am praying that we caught it in time and that surgery will take care of it. I guess it is going to be "one day at a time" for a while here. Oh well, I was never too good at long term planning anyway. Now there's a silver lining!