Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Not Lung Cancer!

Wow. I found a new doctor last week, who seems to have some ideas on how to help me. I have had SEVERAL doctors over the years, and they all start out gung-ho, but then fizzle out of tests and treatments.  The new doc has ordered some tests that even the tech drawing my blood had never seen before. Doc is doing the most likely culprits first, and one of which is lung cancer. Somehow, if you have lung cancer it can effect your eyes and vice-versa. Considering I was smoking 2 pack of cigarettes a day for 30ish years, that was a real concern. Can you believe I haven't had chest X-rays in almost 20 years?

And no lectures, I have cut my smoking to less than 15 a day! And now I have a Nicatrol inhaler, tastes AWFUL, but I am willing to give it a shot. (and no, I wont be smoking at the same time)

No lung cancer!!! No lesions. Woot!!!

We also found out a few other things with those X-Rays that we didn't know before. The more we know, the better we can narrow things down and maybe make some progress.

And all because I splashed almost boiling water into my eye, a small flare up, and my sister saying we are going to urgent care... EVERYTHING just seemed to fall into place. All new doctors/specialists, bloodwork, X-rays, the whole she-bang in a one block area. AND TAKING NEW PATIENTS.  Really what are the odds?

Hehe, who knows, maybe there is some treatment for me where I won't go blind and be able to get rid of my wheelchair.

There is always hope... right?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear it wasn't cancer. I have lost a lot of family and friends to that. :( Hope you get that nicotine addiction kicked, though. Just because it wasn't lung cancer this time, no reason to push your luck!


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