We’ve found a small…

The words I dread hearing, “we’ve found a small lesion in your lung”

I’d just had a scan that involved loading me with radioactive sugar after which I had to lie absolutely still, no twitching of fingers and toes! until it had been processed by my body. Apparently any muscle movement would use up the sugar.

They then did a full torso scan looking for anything that shouldn’t be there and sure enough there was something, smaller than 1cm. in my lung.

The first decision was to use radiotherapy to blast it which would have a 5cm blast radius but the radiotherapist said it was too close to both the Aorta and the nerves that control breathing. Hmm, heart attack or paralysis of the lungs, neither sound much fun.

The radiotherapist came up with an alternative. They’re going to insert a wire into my chest tomorrow and then using either microwave or HF they’re going to blast the lesion/tumour and this method will only create a blast zone of 1cm.

It’s kinda like bombing and minimising collateral damage. I had no desire to be in the “we had to destroy the village in order to save it” category!!

So it’s now a simple procedure with just the one night stay and that’s just because I’m having a GA.

Tomorrow afternoon I should be totally clear 🙂

 

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