Hello my friends, this is the continuing saga of my recent cancer diagnosis. It's getting good! In the last episode, I left off where I was going to see the surgeon last Wednesday. Well, he told me that he didn't see any spreading of the cancer from the tests they ran, but could not see the lymphnodes in my trachea soooo...He scheduled me for surgery on Friday last, and did another Bronchoscopy and Stenoscopy. It was done on an outpatient basis, so I was home after about 8 hours. I was told by the doctor that the cancer had not grown, and he did not think the lymphnodes were affected at all. The tests were not back yet, but he was pretty confident they were okay. So, now we can start treatments of Radiation and Chemotherapy as soon as the end of next week! The doctor also seems to think even more so now, that I have a very good chance of getting rid of the tumor and saving my left lung. It may even reinflate once the tumor starts to shrink, as most of it is flat, both part of the upper and lower lobes. I haven't had a good amount of air in the left lung since last October, so I am really praying this works. I would love to take a deep breathe, on both sides! My neck and chest is quite sore, but nothing a little pain medicine and ice can't cure, but my confidence is much higher now that I've received this news from the doctor. Thanks for listening to me go on about myself, it helps me get excited about the good parts of this, and takes my mind off the bad. If you want to see what happens next, let me know in a comment. I'll be happy to talk about myself haha But mostly, I love talking to all of you in the comments, you've all been so supportive!!
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