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Thank you both. They compared the recent xray (the one with the nodule) to xrays i had a year ago, the nodule was not present a year ago. Anyway, I did call my doc the other day, and pled with her to not make me wait. She seemed to have "forgotton" my families heavy history of lung cancer. She called this morning and said she talked with a pulmonary specialist and he said the xray did warrant a CT. I get that on Monday. I dont know how I could handle the guilt if i find out its something bad...what am I suppossed to tell my kids? "mommy is not going to be around because I chose smoking over being with you in the future" ? I have not smoked in 3 days. I hope it is nothing and I can start over. OH, I also have early emphasyma, which I know puts me more at risk. I will try the supplements, I took myself off table sugar 4 mos ago when my triglycerides where sky high, just using splenda in my coffee now. I have NOT seen anything good on any kind of nodules that were not there before, and suddenly show up. But ill trust, and wait. Thank you.
[QUOTE=kellyljames]Thank you both. They compared the recent xray (the one with the nodule) to xrays i had a year ago, the nodule was not present a year ago. Anyway, I did call my doc the other day, and pled with her to not make me wait. She seemed to have "forgotton" my families heavy history of lung cancer. She called this morning and said she talked with a pulmonary specialist and he said the xray did warrant a CT. I get that on Monday. I dont know how I could handle the guilt if i find out its something bad...what am I suppossed to tell my kids? "mommy is not going to be around because I chose smoking over being with you in the future" ? I have not smoked in 3 days. I hope it is nothing and I can start over. OH, I also have early emphasyma, which I know puts me more at risk. I will try the supplements, I took myself off table sugar 4 mos ago when my triglycerides where sky high, just using splenda in my coffee now. I have NOT seen anything good on any kind of nodules that were not there before, and suddenly show up. But ill trust, and wait. Thank you.[/QUOTE]

You are so wise for being proactive and insisting on a CT Lung Scan. A CT Lung Scan is 6 times more powerful than xray and can detect a tumor the size of a grain of rice. You'll have the results (by phone ) on Tuesday. For those reading this message you DON'T need a doctors referral or prescription to get a CT Lung Scan. I get one every year on my own (former long term smoker) at a non profit medical center for $250. The test takes 5 minutes. There are hundreds of private diagnostic centers nationwide that charge $400 - $425 which is money well spent for peace of mind or detecting cancer early. None of this is reimbursable. Hopefully, you will get good news on Tuesday. Let us know the outcome. Again, supplements and nutrition is VITAL. I was going to also suggest exercise but with 5 young children this may not be necessary (LOL). The Very Best. Michael
I am happy to say that I just spoke to the doctor regarding my CAT scan and the nodules are clearly benign. He said that people along the Ohio/Mississippi River have the tendency to get these small granular masses (nodules) on their lungs just from living in the area. The main cause are pigeons believe it or not. Even if you do not have direct contact with them - just breathing the air can give them to you!! I actually spoke to a few of my coworkers about it only to find out that they all had lung nodules too!!! So don't worry until you absolutely have to - my nodules were not present a year ago either. From my research, most nodules are benign that are smaller than 1 cm. However, it was a good idea to get the CAT scan.

[QUOTE=kellyljames]Thank you both. They compared the recent xray (the one with the nodule) to xrays i had a year ago, the nodule was not present a year ago. Anyway, I did call my doc the other day, and pled with her to not make me wait. She seemed to have "forgotton" my families heavy history of lung cancer. She called this morning and said she talked with a pulmonary specialist and he said the xray did warrant a CT. I get that on Monday. I dont know how I could handle the guilt if i find out its something bad...what am I suppossed to tell my kids? "mommy is not going to be around because I chose smoking over being with you in the future" ? I have not smoked in 3 days. I hope it is nothing and I can start over. OH, I also have early emphasyma, which I know puts me more at risk. I will try the supplements, I took myself off table sugar 4 mos ago when my triglycerides where sky high, just using splenda in my coffee now. I have NOT seen anything good on any kind of nodules that were not there before, and suddenly show up. But ill trust, and wait. Thank you.[/QUOTE]





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