Lung cancer now confirmed, that is the bad news, the tumor lit up like a Xmas tree on the PET scan.
Good news is:
I had a whole body scan and no other tumors have been found. It is actually in the left upper lobe, not the right as I thought, so I will not have to learn to use my stick left-handed after any surgery.
As I thought, there is no working tissue there, just a void so removal should not make my breathing any worse. I will have to have another lung function test and a heart stress test to make sure I can safely be put under general anesthetic, which the consultant says he thinks I am fit enough for, but they have to check.
The consultant said I can be cured and sounded pretty upbeat about it all, and said things will now move quickly.
Now a little more of that waiting game, for those tests to be carried over the next couple of weeks and meet the surgeon.