Thanks to all those who popped by to view my desk on the WOYWW feature this morning. Also a big thanks to those who wished me luck at the hospital.
I saw the consultant who said that the tumour is fibrous as opposed to cancerous and is growing on the outer lining of my lung and attached to my ribs but haven't erroded the bones which makes them think its not malignant. However, the pain and discomfort I am suffering seems to be because its growing on a nerve.
Next stop is an appointment with the surgeon who will arrange about 3 biopsies and discuss the possibility of surgical removal. I still have to go to the lung function clinic for breathing tests. Hopefully I've got plenty of crafting years in me yet and will now be able to make plans for my 40th Birthday celebration March 2011. When I first heard that there was something on the lung, before I had my CT scan - my life flashed before me and I seriously didn't think i'd be here to celebrate - I share my Birthday with my son who will be 18 on my 40th - anyway, it has been one heck of a scary place over the past couple of weeks.
If you have read my previous blog posts, thank you so much for baring with me; I'm not a whinger or a hyperchondriac but I have been seriously scared and crafting and blogging has been a huge therapy - thank you all once again for your kind thoughts and wishes. I'm hoping to get a decent nights sleep tonight (despite the discomfort) - I think my tidyness has to be put down to trying to use up my nervous energy.
Bye for now - my next post will be of nice projects and no mention of hospitals (hopefully).
I'm off to cuddle up to my supportive and somewhat relieved husband.
Paula x x x