I hope your Mom is doing okay. My Mom is still out of town and I can't stop worrying about her every second. She is all the way across the country, so the plane worries me. I talked to my Mom's pulmonary Dr. and she accidentally slipped and told me my Mom's cancer is stage 4. She somehow thought my Mom knew already and had told me. I feel bad now about that. When she gets home she is supposed to have the exact same procedure. In her case, it will be palliative care,because of the stage of her cancer. I hope your news is better. I have read so many articles, but it's not the same as talking to someone who is going through the same thing. Keep hopeful. They still don't even know where her primary site is and that is why it's taking so long to decide on what approach to take as far as treatment is concerned. But, since she has been out of town I guess they have figured it out. I will let you know what happens after the procedure. Her doctor did say it is very painful, so I feel for your Mom. Take care.