I originally posted 4 weeks ago about the cardiac tamponade I suffered on my ablation. I almost died and I had a punctured lung when the drain for the pericardium to drain was installed. There were also issues with the tubes installed to inflate the lung.
One thing I didn't mention was when the CT scan was done to install the second tube there was a 2.2 cm spot that showed up on my center lobe of my right lung. It was called an irregular opacity.
I'm sure you understand my not mentioning this. Possible Lung Cancer!
I was having hoarseness in my voice and had a loss of appetite. All symptoms of lung cancer as I search on the dreaded internet for my symptoms.
My pulmonologist requested a pet scan and new ct scan. My appt was scheduled for April 23rd at 11:00 AM.
I have to admit I was so nervous. They put you in this machine that you slide into and have to remain very still for 23 minutes after they inject you with a radioactive dye that is supposed to light up all cancers. The scan was from base of skull to mid thigh and the results would be available on Monday.
The waiting for the news was terrible. I got a call the day after my test from my aunt telling me my best friend of 50 plus years died suddenly. At this point I thought I had to be having a nightmare and would wake up any moment. No such luck.
On Thursday afternoon I got an unexpected call from my pulmonologist to tell me she got the results early.
Looks like infection scar. Benign lesion most likely not cancer but follow up in a couple months to check it again. The lesion had actually shrunk in size by 4mm.
The hoarseness I have turns out to be sinusitis. ENT doctor diagnosed today and put me on antibiotics.
Oh, by the way I have been in NSR through all this mess. No afib at all.
I am so tired but thankful to have my life back or so it seems.
Best Wishes to you all!