DEALING WITH HEALTH ISSUES
Saturday, May 30, 2015
I have been battling health issues for some time now. I have been seeing the doctor about sinus problems and breathing problems. He told me that he thought the breathing problems were because of the sinus problems. After tons of medications and nasal sprays, my doctor finally decided to send me for a chest x-ray. He also gave me a prescription for an inhaler. He said that would help with my breathing problems.
The day after I had the x-ray I was back in the doctor's office. He told me that my x-ray showed some leisions on my right lung, and he thought it might be cancer. He then scheduled me for a CT scan, which I had on Monday. On Thursday I saw the doctor again, and he informed me that the CT scan shows the same results as the x-rays, i.e. that I have cancer. He said that it is in the early stages, so there is a good chance that I can be cured. He told me he had sent a letter to Cancer Care to arrange for me to see an ongologist and see what comes next. He told me that I would probably have a biopsy, and then they would decide on treatment. He said I would probably need surgery and then chemo. Wow! What a shock to the system. It was even harder, as I was alone.
I am not sure whether I want to tell my family now, or wait until I go and see the ongologist. My doctor told me that he could arrange for someone to be with me when I get my family together to tell them, that way he/she could explain things to my family. I will see if this is the way I want to go.
I met my best friend this morning for breakfast before we went to the knitting club, and I told her my news. We talked about things for a while, and then she told me to call her as soon as I heard from Cancer Care, as she was going to come with me to the meeting. She said there was no way she was going to let me go alone. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful friend. We are so very close and have so much in common. We call each other adopted sisters. I was up all night last night, as there were too many things going through my mind. My friend told me she was up and down all night as well, and she couldn't understand why, as she was not sick or anything. Today she said that now she knew why. We are that close.
I am going to wait to tell my children the news until after I see the ongologist, as now I know I have someone there for me. I will then decide how I want to tell them. I am blessed to have a wonderful church family, and I have our prayer chain praying for me. i also have my small group bible study praying for me. Today a very special Spark Friend and Sister in Christ told me she was putting me on her prayer chain. God is so good. I know He will be with me and help me through this, and I know he will provide the care and support I need. He will never leave me nor forsake me.