What to expect
Have an EBUS Tuesday for biopsy on Hilar lymph node to see if surgery is possible , confused dot com lol xxx keep smiling xxx
Could it be a biopsy just to make sure there is nothing lurking about, a belt and braces thing? Look on it as a positive, better a absolute thorough check and not cutting any corners. Trust them they are just making absolutely sure you're going to come through this. I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday. Keep strong. Iris xx
EBUS - not too bad an experience I promise! Once at the theatre they give you a numbing spray in your throat and then give you a sedative into a vein. Hopefully then everything is quite bearable. The only advice I can give is to try and relax - crazy advice I'm sure when you are worried about it - BUT the best thing is to go with the flow and get it done as easily as possible. They do loads of these each day so they know what they are looking for and are experts in doing this sort of procedure as quickly as they can. Keep calm and let them carry on !! All the best. Diz xx
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)is a test that allows the doctor
to look into your lungs (similar to a bronchoscopy) and allows them to
take samples from the glands in the centre of your chest (mediastinum)
with the help of an ultrasound scan. Before this procedure you will be
given a sedative to make you sleepy. A narrow flexible tube with a tiny
ultrasound machine on the end is inserted through your mouth into your
airways. Using the ultrasound, the doctor is able to see the glands in the
centre of the chest (mediastinum). A needle is then passed through the
wall of the airway to take samples from the lymph nodes. This test is not painful and taking
the samples does not hurt but you may have a sore throat for a few days.
Most people go home the same day.
All the team at the Roy Castle Helpline
Thanks very much stopped reading internet lol xxxx
If you want doom and gloom the Internet is the place to find it! Iris xx
You are fucking right lol , should have died last Thursday lol
Hope you are good xxxxx
Glad you didn't! Lol. If you like a bit of research and great information try inspire.com. They are mostly American but there are people from around the world. I found it really helpful and supportive when I was first diagnosed. I'm doing great, off to Malta in a couple of weeks for some r & r. Only I could book a hotel on the top of a hill! Lol.😀
Have a great time in Malta xxxxxxxx
Hope to hear how you get on tomorrow. Xx
Are you flying to Malta or is that a silly question lol xx
Flying with Ryanair, which is an experience in itself. Did you manage to go on holiday? Xx
No getting this last test out of the way first then see what's next , said I couldn't fly ?????
It was ok , consultant said 98% sure nocancer in lymph nodes so just surgery now , have a great holiday xxx
Appointment with surgeon Karen Harrison Phipps at Guys hospital tommorow about surgery its happening so quick xxxxxx
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