WEGOTTHIS, thank you for your reply. Small world it is. The wife and I were born and raised in Redding, CA. I served in the US Army for 20 years; joined on my 17th birthday and retired from the Army in 1984. My second career was working for Shasta County Probation there in Redding working with juveniles. We left California in 2012 and spent a few years in Tennessee and then on to Oklahoma to live close to our oldest daughter. She is our only close family member most live in Tennessee. We were blessed with two daughters and three grandkids and so far three great-grandkids.
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74 years old, male, I had a lung cancer screening done by the VA several weeks ago. The VA doctor called and told me I had a nodule in my left lung and I would need a PET scan. The VA can take what seems forever to get you help so I went to my family doctor and she immediately ordered the PET Scan and did that last Thursday and was seen by the lung doctor yesterday (Friday) and he showed me that the spot on the lung was glowing RED and the scan also shows several spots on the Right Side Kidney. He is referring me to the Oncology department at our local hospital and I am waiting for them to call me with an appointment... The Lung doctor told the Oncology folks that he also wants an MRI of my brain. Looks like my cancer is far enough that surgery is not going to be an option and as of now I have no prognosis. Not feeling angry really and I think I am at peace knowing I won't have much time but the sadness of not being here for my Bride of 55 years is emotionally killing me. Is it normal to feel sick to your stomach and to feel so much sadness and emotional distress?
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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.