Originally Posted by nikster13
BB312, Thank you for replying so quickly. I know i need to breathe and take it step by step. I found this out by accident. The CT was for something else going on. So, with all that i am bit worried.
What kind of questiions would you suggest I ask my doctor? Would you insist for a PET scan?
I can understand that. I also learned that most lung nodules are found by accident. Which if it is a problem is very good that you caught in early.
Questions; well I was so nervous I am not sure I asked them but my thoughts were;
1- I have no symptoms
2- Is there any fluid around the nodule
3- How big is the nodule
4- The standard seems to be 6 months for a recheck, I went to a thorasic surgeon, because that is the way I am, got to get to the guy who is going to do the job (who knows if it was right or wrong), my surgeon wanted to wait a year, I freaked along with my Dr., so he did it in 9 months.
5- How would you know if it is changing and how long is it safe to wait before a recheck
6- How much exposure to radiation will you be getting
7- then hang tough, glass or two of red wine at night works, xanax worked very well.
I know it is hard, but try your best to relax likely it will be nothing. As I said I read so much that they are quite often nothing. Also your Doctor did not send you right to the hospital, which indicates to me that things are not that dire. That is what a friend of mine told me that is a Dr. he was reassuring and said that if it was a danger they would never let you wait around for a week or two.
You can also call the radiologist and get his/her thoughts.
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