Cancer Scare For My Husband

For a while Grant had been complaining of pain in his torso, front and back.  His CAT scan revealed three healed broken ribs, which he most probably got from coughing due to his asthma…and some “spots” on his lungs.

This was about a week and a half ago.  You try not to think about it, it can be a million things, but your mind keeps saying, “It’s cancer, I have lung cancer.” Cancer. Cancer. Cancer.  You just can’t help going there.

With Grant’s mental illness, he is taking it harder than the “normal” person would, and it hasn’t been so great for me either.  There were some days he did not want me to leave him alone.  There are some days that with everything else going on I want to curl up in to the fetal position.

Because the CAT scan did not focus on his lungs, he went in yesterday for another one.  He was so freaked out that he drove to the radiologist’s office today to read the report.

And it is inconclusive.  And now they recommend that he sees a Pulmonologist.

The report says that in addition to cancer other conditions and illnesses must be considered including “Military tuberculosis, fungus or viral infection, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, silicosis, and hypersensitivity pnuemonitis.”

I don’t know what all of those things are yet, but I am hoping for one of those, or one of the things they have not included. Please hope with me.  Thank you.

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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3 Responses to Cancer Scare For My Husband

  1. Tendai says:

    I’ll be praying for your family.

  2. Oh I have those lung growths too. They are likely to be benign not that this knowledge prevents worry, but the odds are in favor of benign.

    Hope he gets answers soon.

    M

  3. Mrs4444 says:

    My heart goes out to you both. In my experience, though, many of the tests are done simply because they can do them–It’s usually nothing. Keeping fingers crossed for your hubs…

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