I'm sorry to hear your also having issues with the VA. Seems to be a trend. I have no other insurance all I have is the VA. So I will keep making alot of noise until they hear me. I will keep going to civilian hospitals and make them pay the Bill's until they do their job. I'm never giving up. I have a huge future ahead of me and I wont let the VA take that away
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I feel like theres no place for me here, but I'm going to post this anyways. It's a bit long but I will try to keep it short an sweet.
Back at the begging of October 2019 I started feeling extremely tired all the tired all the time, I developed a chronic cough that had only gotten worse, my voice is horse all the time, it hurts to breath when I wake up, I began to become nauseous and just lost my appetite all together somedays. When I was weighted in September 2019 I weighted 289 pounds. By the end of October I was down to 230 pounds.
I went to my doctor and they did a Chest CT on November 21 2019, and found a 4mm nodule in the anterior right mid lung field. And nothing else. They said we would watch and wait. I have continued to loose weight although due to medical marijuana this time I'm still eatting. I'm now down to 190 pounds.
They recently repeated the chest CT and they noted very mild changed in the nodule but now the chest CT also showes a few conspicuous mediastinal lymph nodes and a couple appearing to be larger then the previous CT scan. My blood work also points at possible lung cancer. The VA is sending me to a pulmonologist but now I'm yet again playing the governments waiting game. I'm scared.
Recently in the last few days I have had a couple odd symptoms show up, one being a odd rash and the other is that yesterday all the lymphnodes on the right side of my neck swelled up and feel hard. They also dont move or hurt. And lately I'm getting headaches all the time.
I'm not really sure what I expect posting this here, maybe it's a sounding board because I dont want to tell anyone yet. I dont want to worry anyone till I know for sure, but as in type that a small voice keeps saying that I already know. I just feel very alone right now because I want to protect my family, I dont want to tell them any bad news or anything that makes them worry.
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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.