Topic: "I'm sure there's lots of things they never tell you..."
Good morning, everyone,
That is a DIRECT quote from my husband! I always ask my doctor's office to mail my test results to me, and they always do. And I always read them to make sure THEY read them!
Got my results from my scan on the 9th (already reported on here...no recurrence!!!) However, no one has EVER mentioned to me that I have a small 3mm node in one lung, and a 4mm node in the other. Apparently at least one of these has been there since right after my surgery (01/07). There was no indication when the other one showed up. They also said there was no noticeable change in size for the one previously noted.
I realize these are still small, and I am not overly worried. I can only hope that my doctor is paying attention. It does sound like the radiologist who checks my scans IS paying attention, but this is the first time it has ever been mentioned in the results that I actually see.
Any ideas what these could be? I have never smoked. My husband has for the last few years and was actually going to quit on the cruise when I got sick. Needless to say, that didn't happen, and he doesn't seem to be slowing down now, for sure! He does NOT smoke in the house, but he does smoke in the car when I am with him. I HATE IT.
I guess I am hoping to hear that it could be nothing. I know that this cancer does metastasize to the lungs and that scares me a little.
The other bit that threw me a little was "pancreas appears atrophic". What the heck does that mean? I checked around online and I know WHAT it means, but what does it mean??? Know what I'm saying?
I know I could ask my doctor, and she would tell me not to worry. But I feel like you may actually hear what I am saying and can come up with some thoughts other than "Don't worry". I already know that part! I won't have another scan for 6 months, FYI. It seems like forever!
Thanks for reading this rambling.