Four years ago today my dad passed away.
There is not a day goes by that I do not think about him and miss him.
I am grateful that I had him in my life as long as I did. At the same time, I am also glad he does know what I have been through over the last year.
Thank you, Dad, for all the life lessons you taught me because that made me the strong person I am today.
I love you Dad and you are forever in my memories and in my heart!
Today I am getting my thyroid scanned with an ultrasound. This is one more test I can check off the list.
I had an ultrasound on it a few years ago I am sure I have a copy of the report I need to find it for comparison.
Next week I should be getting my 2nd Low dose lung CT scan. It has almost been 3 months and I am so ready to get this one over with and get some good news.
I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on September 7th to do my breathing test and go over the CT results.
Testing is so important for us we all just need to utilize it and our insurance.
This is for anyone who is currently smoking or has ever smoked this could also be used for those who were around secondhand smoke.
I quit smoking 10 – years ago but smoked for many many years.
There are many new studies showing that a low dose CT scan can find early lung cancer as small as a grain of rice.
I had my LDCT done on Monday and I see a pulmonologist next week to explain the results to me. It was literally a 5-minute test and no tunnels that is a big plus. Our insurance paid for it at 100% so there was no out of pocket.
This American Cancer Society recommends yearly screening for lung cancer for people who are 55 – 74 years old. If you are a current smoker or a smoker who has quit in the last 15 years. If you have a 30 pack a year smoking history.
Tell your Dr. you are interested in doing an LDCT scan. It could increase the quality of your life or possibly find early cancer.