I just discovered your forum and I must say that it is very informative. In Feb of this year I was moved from the ER to the hospital due to possible cardiac concerns. The Doc's did a cardiac CT and a chest CT. The cardiac was normal, the chest CT showed a calcified granuloma. After talking to my MD and reviewing I was ok. Recently during a follow up with my MD, I asked if/when we should do a follow up. So I had the follow up and the granuloma was stable however they found a 2 MM nodule in the lateral wall deep in the left costophrenic angle ( not sure what that means, forgot to ask the doc). Talked to my MD and he said 2 MM is small, we should not ignore, but follow up in 6 mos. being the forward thinking person I am, I got my previous CT from the hospital to have the lab review to see if the new nodule is there, should know tomorrow.
So my question is two fold - 1) how do you address the anxiety that comes with waiting. My wife says I look like dead man walking. I have gone to my dark place the last few days. I just want to curl up in the fetal position. I am totally shut down. Although I am a little better today, over the weekend I had to go to a social event and people said I looked uptight.
The second part is is it possible to have missed the 2 MM on the first scan ? And if it wasnt there, that means it is new, should I be really worried ?
Appreciate your thoughts.