Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Deja vu... I've been here before

Almost exactly a year to the day in fact... I'll be going in for my second VATS procedure. The metastatic nodule in my right upper lobe refuses to stop growing, and the doctor's agree it's time for it to come out. Since last April, I've researched all of my options and surgery is still considered the best bet.

I have total faith in my Surgeon. He told us the 3 options that he may have to do once he's in there. Best case: a wedge resection to get the nodule with clean margins, 2nd: a Segmentectomy, taking out the posterior section of the upper lobe containing the nodule, and 3rd/worst case: a lobectomy, removing the right upper lobe.

I'm hoping and praying for "best case", worried and anxious about "worst case". We take for granted our quality of life. Breathe in... breathe out. Walking, running around, playing tennis and golf. I'm not an athlete, just a Gal who likes to stay fit and have some fun doing it. The recovery may take a bit longer this time I'm told, but I'll be back doing the things I love to do. The most important things... like holding and carrying my grandson will be my first goal.

Another battle in the war against cancer. I plan to fight and win.


  1. Wow, I just wish I was there to hold your hand, give you support, and make you giggle. You have and will continue to remain in my daily prayers.

    That said, I believe that positive thinking can cure many things, as can positive energy flowing your direction. I'm sending you all that I have in me, my friend. Mind over matter, baby!

    Plus, I'm going to send you some new *herbal stuff* I found out about called NAC & I want you to try it, okay? It can't hurt, right?

  2. P. S. Be sure to email me with your physical address, so I don't send it into outerspace...

  3. You ARE a fighter mommma and we are in this together. You can do this! Kick cancer's butt!!!

  4. i love you so much mama. hang in there - you have lots of prayers and good thoughts coming your way and i know you will fight through this just like the last time and the time before. you are such a trooper! xoxoxo

  5. I wish you the best of luck and will be adding your successful surgery to my list of prayers. I am probably not much older than your children but I have enjoyed reading your blog for probably over a year now. Your posts are always so positive and upbeat and I look forward to reading them every few days.

  6. I'm always thinking and praying for you. You are such a positive person that some days when I read your posts I forget what you are dealing with.

    GO KICK cancer's BUTT! I'll be praying for best case scenario.



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