CT Low dose lung screening

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.

 

 

Second and Third Week

The second week of radiation went pretty good I was nowhere near as tired.

I had one painful day where it felt like a stabbing pain under my arm other than that all was good. I used an ice pack to help with this.

The third week has been good and I am a little more tired this week. I am trying to stay busy to keep my mind off of being less than halfway through with this.

Week 4 – 5 is when the burns generally start to happen next week will be my week 4.

Next week I have a bone scan for a baseline before I start the hormone blockers in 3 1/2 more weeks. I made sure to schedule it right after my radiation appointment you have to coordinate these things are you are back and forth all the time.

I ordered myself the prettiest necklace for breast cancer. My sister bought me a tee shirt that says “Rebel with a cause”.

She and I get together one time a week for shopping and we are truly enjoying ourselves. Sometimes we even go out to lunch and make a long day of it.

We might go to Resale stores, Tuesday Morning, Habitat Restore, Hotel Liquidators, Garage Sales or shop auctions online needless to say we have found some pretty cool stuff.

I won a beautiful dresser at an auction for $100.00 it was brand new 8 drawer white dresser it’s in my office to give me more storage. The retail of this dresser was $350.00.

My sister found me a plastic cow head I will be doing something with just not sure what way I want to go with it. Some people paint them wild colors, some use the silver or gold leafing on them, some glue fabric on them. Some people spray paint them there are just so many ways to go with this plastic cow head.

She also found me 3 of the wooden room service trays they are HUGE I used the liquid sander on them to remove the varnish and I have them primed. I know one for sure will be getting a liquid paint treatment I love the look of the paint and the cells. Of course, I had to buy the silicone and the Floetrol to do it with. Another craft to get into lol.

I am still fighting like a girl.

Fight Like a girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer update

I am doing really good & healing quite well from both surgeries.

The biggest problem I am having right now is I cannot lift my arms above my shoulders. It seems that everything I want to do I need to lift my arms lol.

There is still some test we are waiting for but the surgeon said they should be back next week. These test will tell us my exact treatment plan since we had some unexpected things show up after the lumpectomy and lymph node removal testing came back.

This could change what happens first in my case but there is lab testing that helps the oncologist decide. They are running the Oncotype DX on my tumor this also tells us the chance of recurrence.

I have a very positive outlook on life and my cancer even though it was IDC which is aggressive cancer but it was caught early. I have an amazing team of Dr’s. who are looking out for me?

My husband Jack is my rock and he has helped me so much since this all started in November.

 I am only surrounding myself with those family members and friends who are loving, supportive, positive, and truly care about me.  I do not know what I would have done without you all thank you all for being there for me on this journey you are all wonderful.

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and how fast you react determines the outcome.

Cancer I will beat you and I WILL WIN!

Fight Like a girl

 

 

 

 

Snow in Manvel, Texas

Today Daisy and I were up early actually it was about 2:00 a.m.  I woke up first and that always wakes her up.

I went to let her outside & noticed we had a little surprise last night it had snowed.

We maybe get snow flurries one time every 5 years or so but it never sticks to the ground.

Needless to say, I took phone pics, tablet pics, and camera pics.

I grabbed a few to post on here.

This cowboy fella I found on clearance last year for $15.00 I think he is adorable and he sits on the front porch with my winter stuff but I had to grab a picture of him in the snow.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today we give thanks.

I am grateful for my husband, our home, and our family that chooses to be in our lives.

I am grateful to our close friends.

As you get older you will notice your inner circle gets smaller but those in it are more special than ever.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone please stay safe on the roads and have a great weekend.

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