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.