No biopsy today. I don't know if that is good news or bad news. It is this not knowing that is really getting to me. But, I absolutely LOVED this doctor. He made me feel so comfortable and so much less fearful. His words to me were, "I would never cut into a patient without getting to know them first.". His title is Interventional Neuroradiologist. That's a new one for me. On his card it said 'minimally invasive physician' which also made me feel more at ease. After a fairly thorough physical exam we sat down and had a chat.
He said my lungs were clear and the fact that my cough was abating with the change of medicine and I was now able to walk and climb stairs without totally losing my breath as before were good signs. He tried to get my cat scans on the computer, but even though they are an extension of the hospital, they are not connected technologically so he could not download them. He said by my next visit in two weeks he will have evaluated my records and have come to a decision, but, as he said, "The decision to biopsy or not will be left up to you. I will give you my opinion and allow you to make your own decision. There are some dangers in a lung biopsy" and he went onto explain air bubbles or bleeding. He then added that it may be that we leave the nodules sit as is and redo a cat scan in six months to see if they have grown. Evidently non-cancerous nodules will not grow while cancerous cells will.
So, there it is...on hold again. But, each time it is put on hold I feel a bit more relief. After all, something serious would have to be taken care of right away. Thanks to all of you being there with me today. As I sat there, holding my bag of healing stones and my amber tightly in my hand, I could close my eyes and feel your presence. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. I love you all.