I just wanted to say hello. I'm newly diagnosed with lung cancer and on the same roller coaster journey that most people seem to travel. Some days I feel very positive and am coping well and other days it seems as though my world has fallen apart. I started with a bout of pneumonia at the beginning of July, confirmed with an xray. Despite three lots of antibiotics I still felt lousy, then followed a second xray that showed the pneumonia had gone but there was a shadow on my other lung. That's the time when your heart falls in your boots. CT scans, Pet scan, lung function tests and biopsies have followed - the last being a rigid bronchoscopy and mediastinoscopy earlier this week. I'm glad I wasn't awake for those. I am booked for a sleeve lobectomy on my right lung on 21st October providing the results from this weeks biopsies are ok. I know I'm in good hands, the medical team are excellent and kind and compassionate. It helps. I have a super GP and very supportive family and friends. I know I am lucky but sometimes it doesn't feel it. I am a non smoker and have a smoker's cancer!! Where did that come from? It's nice to share this with other people in the same boat.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.