Hello Everyone Charlie here,
I have been a member here since 2011 but, have not posted in a long while. A brief history for those that do not remember me. I had a Right Upper lobectomy for NSCLC, Stage 1, in Dec 2010. No adjuvant chemo.
In August 2013 I had a Right Lower wedge resection for Recurrent NSCLC, Stage 3 followed by 4 rounds of Cistplatin and Alimta.
In April of 2014 I was retired from job of 12 years. My company gave me $25,000. and told me to have a good life, I applied for Disability under the Compassionate Allowance statutes, it was denied and I am still awaiting appeal nearly 18 months later. I had to give up my BCBS but was fortunate to get accepted for medical care through the VA,
I had a CT scan last week and saw the Oncologist yesterday, Results: I had an 8mm nodule at the site of my first lobectomy, near the clip, There was Pleural thickening adjacent to the site. There was a 2mm nodule found in the left lung and there was on enlarged lympth node. They have ordered a PET scan.
Based on my previous history I am more than a little concerned. I am afraid that one or all of these things may be Cancer and I am not sure that anymore surgery can be done. Dead Man Walking??????