Re: Change in size of nodule...scared to death
I am new to this board (today actually) and saw that nobody has replied and thought I would. It is completely understandable to be worried.
For informational purpose my story is as follows: I had a nodule found on xray when I had pneumonia in November and my pet scan in shows low grade uptake (Max SUV 1.8). All docs think benign but Pulmonologist told me to have it removed. I smoked for 20 years and quit right after the nodule was found. So, I am still quite concerned. They will not know for sure until the surgery.
Now, again, being afrais is totally normal. I have anxiety too and it was terrible the first 2 weeks. I found that having someone to talk to really helped. I withheld the info from my wife for those 2 weeks not wanting to burden her until I knew for sure and I didn't want to ruin Thanksgiving. But I felt better immediately after I told her. So, if you have someone to talk to, use that outlet.
Another bit of advice, I would immediately stop researching on the internet unless you are given a definitive diagnosis. I also went nuts looking things up, mortality stats, etc. It does absolutely no good. Stay away from the internet for research (of course stay here) unless you know something for sure. Lots of the information out there is older and there have been great advances. Mortality stats are about 5 years old, and those could be significantly different now.
I wish you the best of luck.