Still in shock really, I suppose. I went to the doctors because I was a bit breathless when I went dancing. I had a x-ray and then a referral for a CT scan and 2 days later an appointment with the consultant. It was a very long 3 weeks. I had by then already worked out that it was probably lung cancer. He said it was advanced and I had thickening of the lining at the top of the lung, and also fluid on the lung which the x ray had already picked up. Not really sure what that means but it didn't sound too good. I had a bronchoscopy yesterday which didn't actually show anything and he couldn't get anything for a biopsy. I have a PET CT scan on Friday, I'm not really sure why the 2 CT scans.
The doctor rang me at home tonight as they want me to have an operation to drain some of the fluid and hopefully get some samples to test. This could take a couple of weeks to organise. Is this the normal time scale. I have done some reading but really trying not to scare myself too much at the moment. My husband got worried as he had symptoms similar to mine. Actually the only symptom I had was breathlessness. He went to the doctors and they were very good and send him for an x ray but he hasn't had the results yet. I tell him that if there was a problem they would have phoned him. I got my call the day after my x ray.
Its the emotional roller coaster, how does a person deal with it. Sleep seems to have disappeared although I am grateful to wake up in the morning.
Sorry for rambling but other people are just too close to talk to and we all end up in floods of tears at the minute.