A little frightened
Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:42 AM
Hugs and best to all,Mary
Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:55 PM
I'm sorry you have a spot on your x-rays and for the stress this causes until you get more tests and answers. Most of us seem to have a cute little knack for flunking chest x-rays. Perhaps you had a touch of pneumonia instead of a cold?
Unfortunately there's not much you can do while you wait, except perhaps comfort yourself with the idea that many lung spots just go away, others don't need any treatment (the damage is already done) and only a very, very few are actually big-time serious stuff. I'll be hoping it has all cleared up by your next round of testing and sending good wishes your way!
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:59 PM
Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:50 PM
Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:50 PM
I had a chest CT done, and got a call from my Rhumetolgoists receptionist telling me I had 2 3 mm nodules on my lungs and that I need to go see a pulmonologist. Needless to say I was out of my mind with worry only to find out that it was benign and could have been the result of a chest cold from years ago. I totally understand your concern, but just wait until you get the results before you pannick. 9 x's out of 10 it's really nothing. Try to stay calm (I know, way easier said than done).
Keep us posted and know that we are here for you.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:50 PM
Sorry to hear about your tests...but I hope you don't fret too much...there's always time for that later. I agree and hopefully it is just one of those spots that do nothing and/or disappear altogether like the others suggested it might be. Keep us updated!
Posted 17 July 2008 - 06:45 PM
I also had a "spot" show up on my lung after a bad cold and it has been watched for almost a year just as a precaution. Of course it scared the daylights out of me when it was first diagnosed, but it has not changed. When it was first discovered I really did not know if it had always been there or it was new and as a result of the cold and cough. It seems that these tests that we take find lots of little meaningless things that scare us, but are harmless. They do serve to wreak havoc on our nervous systems though and that is not good for us. Sometimes I think that the fewer tests that we take the better off we will be - but deep down I know that that is not the way to go either.
Based on my experience and the experiences of most of the people on the board who have written before me, it is very likely that all is well. Try to just relax and take one day at a time (easier said than done, I know -- my best medicine is chocolate!) and have confidence that often there are just artifacts on the films or that things that they find are just nothing medically significant.
Best of luck!
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:22 AM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:03 AM
Julie (Bird Lady)
Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:32 AM
I hope your spot turns out to be nothing!!!