I had my routine catscan this past December. My oncologist told me that the scan was questionable because it showed a spot on my right lower lobe of my lung. The same lung that had a tumor almost seven years ago. I was a bit shaken up with the news that the scan was abnormal but my oncologist isn't real concerned. I have had two past catscans that were abnormal and they eventually turned out to be nothing to worry about.
I am trying to keep positive and hold onto some reassuring facts my oncologist gave me at this last appointment. She reminded me:
- I have had two abnormal catscans in the past and they turned out to be nothing to worry about.
- I was given a 20-25% chance of survival within the first five years. I have moved past six years which is very promising.
- She gave me the choice to go back for the follow-up scan in three or six months. If she was this comfortable letting me wait six months, she can't be too worried. I'll be back in three months for my own piece of mind.
- She stated that she tends to worry a lot about her patients but she is not too concerned about this scan.
|My Mom and Dad who I know are watching over me from heaven|