Here he is wearing the costume I made for him.
I agree... he's the cutest Lion Cub ever!
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.
Yesterday's test was actually better than my usual because they were just doing my chest and not a pelvic too, so I didn't have to drink the 2 "yummy vanilla" Barium shakes. The benefit was: no havoc reeked on my digestive system. Thank.you. I did have a mammogram too though, which for me is always a long drawn out thing. In a second time to the machine to get squished, a sonogram thrown in just to be sure, and only 1.5 hours for all that. Makes the half hour CT scan seem like a breeze!
I got the results this afternoon. The lung nodule that we are watching is still growing, and is now up to 12.5mm (consistent growth of ~ 2mm every 3 months). But the good news is... there are no new ones to worry about. I am sooo relieved about that. I know sooner or later that I'll have to have lung surgery to take out the one that's growing, but for now, I think the doctors will say "watch and wait" like we've been doing. I see my Oncologist on Friday.