Re: CT scan showed lung inflamation, pleurosy and 2 nodules...help with info please
well I have2 of those three things....I just skipped the pleurisy part. And I'm a smoker too, who is having a real hard time quitting!
All of your symptoms may all be due to the inflammation. The nodule can be anything, and usually nothing...just some incidental finding when you have a ct scan. Of course they could be cancerous, but not necessarily. That's why they reccomend another scan in 3 months, which is pretty normal for small nodules (just to see if they grow in the 3 months). Did they indicate the size of the nodules? Mine is 5mm..too small to biopsy, so it's a wait & see kind of thing. My first ct scan just showed the nodule. The 2nd scan also showed inflammation, which wasn't there the first time.
I'm now due for a 3rd scan, which will be at 4 months. I think this goes on for 2 years. All the rads I'm getting can't be good and I worry about that too!
Sounds like you are really busy, and may need to slow down and take care of yourself. Find someone to give you a hand. You need to get better, and I know pluerisy is painful, so you need some rest to get better.
All this stress of not knowing what's happening in your lungs doesn't make quitting smoking easier. Worry, worry, worry! But think we need to try harder, and for the sake of your kids, its really important.
Hope this helps a little. Take care and get some rest, if you can.