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Possible lung cancer

Postby crea-torX » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:23 am

I have had problems all my life with Bronchitis and now at 50, I now have C.O. P. D. - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Funny thing is, I never smoked. Well I tried while I was in the army once or trice, but it nearly killed me when I died! If you are young and haven't started...PLEASE DON'T! AND if you just started, PLEASE STOP! Do you know how many action figures you can buy with that money? Anyway, 6 months ago the VA had me take a CAT scan of my lungs and they found a spot on my left lung. This past Thursday, the spot has shown signs of growth. Since I haven't smoked AND I am not coughing up any blood, I am not a high risk. Hurray for me! Being that said, cancer doesn't need tobacco use to start growing in you. I'll be going in to have a LONG needle placed into my side so they can take a sample to be tested. This being done is a RISKY procedure all by itself. Damage to my lung is possible if not done properly. It could collapse and need to be inflated...with a whole bunch of complication from that happening. There's always risk of infection too. Whatever it is...its growing and we have to know just what it is. 8-[ Am I scared? I'd be lying if I said no. My wife is a RN so I have her to explain everything in words I can understand. She's worried too and trying extremely to down play this, but nearly 25 years of marriage, I can see it in her eyes. Life is short, live smart! I haven't gotten the day I go in yet, but it should be this month.

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Joking a side, You all that smoke, let me be clear about this...you have every right to do so! But you place yourself at such a higher place of risk of getting cancer and even place your children are at a higher risk through your DNA! Second hand smoke, if you are around it everyday and you are breath it...it makes sense that it can be a factor! Think twice before the next time you light up, okay? Let's be super heroes and save a life!
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby Darththomas » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:29 pm

Sorry to hear that mate and I hope and am sure you're strong enough to beat it, whatever it is.

As for the anti smoking advice, I couldn't agree more with your words, I smoked for 16 years and have recently jacked the habbit for he sake of my two boys. O I often worry about what I've done to my body by smoking all those years, it was a stupid decision to start in the first place but I was young and foolish. So yeah, all you young 'uns who think it's cool because all your mates are doing it, be cool to yourself and don't follow the crowd like a mindless sheep, you'll on;y regret it in the future.
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby Wesr » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:40 am

We've been trying to get my dad to give up cigars (which he nearly has) and his pipe which he's cut back amazingly well. He's constantly coughing anymore, especially in the winter, and he refuses to demand that the doctor send him for xrays. My mom's threatening to go with him this next time and force the issue. I have no doubt you can beat it no matter what it is. My aunt had lung cancer and beat it so just hang in there.
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby shapp » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:14 am

Dude, you have become one of my favorite people on the realm and someone I am happy to call a friend, you will be in my prayers! If you ever need to talk, hit me up in pm and ill shoot you my cell number
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby crea-torX » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:19 pm

shapp wrote:Dude, you have become one of my favorite people on the realm and someone I am happy to call a friend, you will be in my prayers! If you ever need to talk, hit me up in pm and ill shoot you my cell number


:shock: What an awesome thing to say, you don't know how much that means to me! REALLY! Great you have you as a friend as well! I let you know after I get the results.

thanks again guys!
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby therapist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:09 am

Dude I am so sorry to hear this man. I lost my dad to lung cancer so I know how scary that C word is. Your lucky though they caught it early and I am sure you know how important that is. Just keep fighting do not give up. Heck it could turn out to be nothing but if it is something then you have a great lady by your side and a group of friends here.

I don't know you personally but hey you ever need a friend I am a PM away. DO NOT HESITATE! Whatever this is, big or small, you WILL beat it.
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby Galactape » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:09 am

I am so sorry to hear that, I will be praying for you, I am sure you will overcome it! God bless you!
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby sanmiguel » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:20 pm

so sad to hear that ....hope for you to recover.....
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Re: Possible lung cancer

Postby mentos888 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:01 pm

hope u get well soon.
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