Hi. I have been scheduled for a lobectomy (upper right lobe) and scared. A pulmonologist told me I had nothing to fear and suggested repeat scan in 6 - 8 months but to not worry- it was nothing. My rheumatologist however, felt from viewing the radiologist report, that it seemed inappropriate to leave it that long. I had a pet which indicated uptake as well as already increasing in size.
After spending a few minutes with a surgeon, he highly recommended I have it removed via vats and have a RUL this upcoming Monday. This has been over a 6 month time frame and I am petrified. I just turned 50 and single mother to an 8 year old daughter. I have very minimal support except from my 30 year old daughter and feel like I am not ready for this yet. I'm a complete nervous wreck!
Is this normal to feel this way??
I would appreciate any suggestions or answers. The surgeon says after reading all of the radiology report, he can not definitely confirm cancer, but the appearance and likely hood of this being cancer are extremely high.
I'm wanting to postpone for a couple of weeks but I feel I'm going to have to do this. So torn and so scared with no one to turn to.