CT Lung Scan Results

I have 4 lung nodules from 4mm – 8mm in size they are considered small at this point.

The first lung scan showed 3 nodules the second one showed 2 and it said one was resolved and this one showed 4 but listed two as new ones.

I have always loved reading anything about medical stuff and sometimes that just ends up scaring me more. Especially when I read the descriptions of the nodules.

There is no way to know what they are until they can be biopsied. Lung nodules are not necessarily cancer.
Lung nodules have to be 1cm before they can be biopsied due to the dangers associated with them.

The pulmonologist reminded me that lung cancer stage 1 is very curable that is why we are doing these CT Lung scans this was my 3rd one in 1 1/2 years.

He changed my morning inhaler to a stronger version and now its morning and evenings this is because I have been experiencing some more shortness of breath.

I felt pretty good about this appointment he is so good to answer my list of questions and explain things to me and he never rushes you which is a big plus.

He is ordering some more testing and wants to see me again in the month.

Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing

Recently I did the Platinum Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Test with 850 Items Tested. The cost was $50.00.

The company I used was on Groupon and it was “Check My Body Health”. It was fairly simple you sent in a sample of hair. I advise letting someone else cut underneath your hair.
I cut way too much lol.

A few weeks later you are emailed your results.

Some of mine I already knew even though I was never allergy tested as a child.

It gives you food sensitivities and I have a lot of high reactivity ones and quite a few moderate ones.

Every Apple on the market, all varieties of bread, green beans, lima beans, mushrooms YUCK do not eat those things, butter, yogurt, sour cream all milk cow, goat or sheep, every cheese, Coconut, Lemonade, Lemons, White Wine, Red Wine, and Beer. Good thing I don’t drink.

Non – Food Sensitivities” Pine Trees and Scottish Pine, Ampiccilloyl and Penicilloyl, Mosquito, Colonial Bent Grass
I am allergic to 8 antibiotics so that makes sense with the Amp and Pen and the pine trees I knew since I was a kid.
A lot were listed in the moderate section.

Metal Sensitivities Nothing in the high but lots listed in the moderate to many to list.

Digestive Health – Amylase, Lipase, Pepsin It said no digestive enzymes were identified as being normal wow I feel so special.

Additives: Polydextrose, Brown FK, Stearyl Tartrate, Sodium Cyclamate

Gut Health- all my good strains of bacteria are all low which also makes me feel so special.

Vitamins A – K – Vitamin B6 Low

Minerals and other Nutrients it said I was low in Chromium, Magnesium, Phosphorous,
Beta Carotene, Betaine, Bio- Flavonoids, Bromelain, Creatine

For the foods, it says to try an elimination diet and slowly add things back in to see what happens.

I have a copy printed out for the Dr.s that way they can further test what they want to test.

I am taking the B6 and added Digestive Enzymes I started those on Monday.

I suggest anyone that has issues check out this testing there are several levels you can do but I wanted the whole picture.

Auction wins

This time at auction I think my best deal was two credenza file cabinets. They were 72″ long  4 deep drawers and they were solid wood. I was able to snag both of them for $50.00. They were very nice probably in the range of $600.00 new. I wanted one and our daughter wanted one.

I also was able to snag a case of 24 aluminum water bottles that hold 24 oz each they were brand new and said Delta Miles on them. I paid $12.00 for the case I have no idea what they are worth. These will work well for long walks or bike rides & they have a clip for attaching it to a belt loop.

A bicycle for our grandson Adrian who is 3 it was a brand new 16″ boys bike $70.00 regular price I was able to snag it for $20.00. Talk about one happy little boy. He was cruising that same day.

I was very pleased with everything I won.

Auctions are so much fun & online ones are even better but you have to be patient and watch them closely to win.

 

 

 

Registered Cane Corso Puppies

Our daughters wordpress site is Shady Acres Rosharon.

They just had their first litter of Registered Cane Corso Puppies all the information on the puppies is on her site if you happen to be interested in one.

Here are a few pics I took of the pups yesterday. They are 2 1/2 weeks old and already this big lol. These are all seven boys.

Shady Acres Rosharon

Cane Corso

Cane Corso

 

Auction wins

This week at auction I won a few good things.

Keter Base Utility cabinet these are the plastic ones for porch, deck and garage storage. Regular price is: $70.00 at Lowes I paid $35.00

Two sunbeam turbo steam irons regular price is $30.00 each so this was $60.00 I paid $19.00. Our daughter Jeanelle needed an iron too.

Bushnell Binoculars price on them is $60.00 I paid $21.00

Cases of clear plastic bags like the stores use I won 3 sizes but 4 cases totaling 2,300 bags. I found the price of one case for $ 50.00 so we will assume this was $200.00 worth of bags. I paid $23.00. Anyone need some bags?

Total winnings not counting the buyers premium was $107.54 for a total of $330.00 worth of merchandise. SCORE!

Since I have been doing so many smaller crafts I am hoping to sale the bags will come in handy for packaging.

That was it for this weeks auction.

Honestly, I would rather bid on the auctions than play the lottery this way I always win something.

 

 

Auction wins

The auction ended yesterday and here is a list of my wins this time.

Masterbuilt Electric Smoker 40″ regular price is $400.00 I paid $75.00. These things are actually pretty amazing you use wood chips to get the wood smoke flavor.

Magellan 22″ Queen size air mattress regular price is $50.00 I paid $14.00.

Simply Human Stainless Steel double step trash can the regular price is $200.00 I paid $45.00

California Basics Vacuum seal bags 15 pack regular price is $25.00 I paid  $7.00, $3.00, $4.00 and $3.00 there were 4 packages of them on 4 different lots. For $17.00 I had $100.00 worth of seal bags.

Grand Total $750.00 worth of merchandise for $151.00 I am very pleased with my wins this time.

 

 

 

Pulmonologist

I went to my first ever pulmonologist a few weeks ago and I really do not know a whole lot. I had a CT lung scan a few weeks before that.

In two more months, I will have another CT lung scan to recheck some things that were found on the first one.

I will also be doing some breathing test to check on some lung issues that were found.

Things show up on these scans that require further testing, rescanning and more evaluations with other tests. In other words, one test leads to another then to another.

Needless to say, I left there with an inhaler ( Symbicort) the first one I have ever had and very few answers as far as the CT lung scan report goes.

I am not a patient person and having to wait to see what is up really drives me crazy.

 

 

 

Local Auctions

I love auctions the thrill of bidding for a week and finally winning something or deciding there was something you were bidding on that went for more than you wanted to pay.

Just watch yourself because its sort of like gambling it can be quite addictive.

Go to this site Auction Site and put in your zip code and the distance you want to travel. I am sure you will find something in your area.

Last weekend I won 67 boxes of ice packs some were 8ct some were 12 ct part of them were therapeutic Polar Pack for sprains, arthritis etc. the rest were the kinds to keep medication cold or to use in a lunch box by U- Tek. They were all the flat kind. My cost was $20.00 the boxes took up the entire truck bed plus double stacking.

I won 4- 3M soap dispensers and 5 bottles of antibacterial soap for $16.00. It looks like the dispensers are worth $50.00 and the soap $23.00. We will use two outside one by the barn and greenhouse and I will share the others. I even won some extra soap for these.

A case of ZEP antibacterial soap hand cleaner for $12.00 they were quart size and there were 12 bottles.

I won the younger grandkids a set of 3 balls soccer, football and basketball they were youth size but I got them for $10.00.

A few other odds and ends but needless to say I was quite pleased with my winnings for the week. My husband, on the other hand, seems to think I am crazy because I won the ice packs. I am giving many away to family and friends but I am going to also sell some of them and make a little profit from them.

This was my third time to do this auction in the last 7 months.

Look for auctions near you sometimes you will find some really great things.

On a good note

I was very lucky my oncologist ordered the Oncotype – DX testing on my breast cancer tumor.

This tested for over 20 genes and it lets them know some important stuff such as chemo would only decrease my chances of not getting cancer again in 5 years by 1%. That little detail let myself and the doctors decide it was not worth the side effects for 1%.

I am grateful for this new testing for breast cancer because without it I would have had to do chemo.

Today I had to pre- register at the hospital to get the chemo port taken out since it will not be needed. That will be done this week and its a 10 minute thing.

I then went to the radiologist/ oncologist appointment to get molded for the position I will be in each time I receive radiation so they are sure I am in the exact same position each time. While I was there they did a CAT scan that was an easy test since I can see out both ends. I can not do a MRI.

The Dr. will now configure up everything to pinpoint the exact locations for my chemo. They are targeting the breast and the lymph node chain.

They gave me some tiny little tatoo’s that felt like a tiny needle that helps with the locations.

Next week I should be starting radiation and this will go on for 5 weeks x 5 days a week  I was able to reduce it by 1 1/2 weeks with my second surgery.

Life is good and I am so grateful to the wonderful people I have in my life. Your support has meant everything to me.

I am still fighting like a girl.

Fight Like a girl

 

 

 

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