Thank you. Yes...I have been hugging many strangers amongst all thd hospital people I have had to see lately....just wanting the reassurance that I will wake up and that these operations are being done all the time and these surgeons know what they are doing. I don't think I've ever been so petrified in all my life...I suppose because it's lungs, not a knee replacement or such! What a foul epidemic of a disease....
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Hello Never in my life would I dream of writing in such a forum. With other health issues I thought I had my dosage but a chance finding if solitary nodule on lung leads to a lobectomy of lower lobe next week. I am petrified. I am not coping. I am so scared of not waking up and other risks associated with this procedure....without even thinking what the future holds. During lung biopsy my lung collapsed and I had to stay overnight in hospital. I am petrified. I have scleroderma since 25 years ago which has causes ground glass opacities on lungs but have lived with that fairly normally and it has remained stable. Now this.....anyone been through this? I need reassurance. The hospital tella you you have cancer, you see the surgeon for a date to be set and they send you home as if you have just been told you have the flu. No mental support. And your whole world changes from one day to the next. Help please. And can doctors please stop saying I am LUCKY??!!! Georgie
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.