One year ago in a weird incident of Tachycardia (caused by dehydration) following a bout of intestinal virus, I was given a x-ray of my heart to rule out other heart issues. My heart was fine, but nodules were found in my lungs. Long story made shorter, a upper left lobectomy caused by a small 22 mm adenocarcinoma stage1b. Everything else looked great. Surgery was at Mayo Clinic and I was out the next day. Some pain but manageable. Required oxygen at night and while exercising for 4-6 weeks. No chemo. Was feeling pretty well be my 1 year scan. Now swimming 3/4 to a mile a week, and walking my dog. Able to walk several miles taking grandchildren to zoo (tho not fast). So feeling very lucky that I escaped so easy. But scan shows an 8mm nodulein my remaining left lobe. They will rescan in 4 months, but this is depressing. Recurrence or second primary, I really doubt that benign nodule is likely. Just sharing because my kids don't want to talk about it and I don't have many friends here in Minnesota to bore with my angst.