I imagine it depends what's causing the opacity... I hope all is well my friend.
While not wonderful news it isn’t time to make last arrangements. Hopefully something very treatable. Take care and also hoping for the best.
More testing in the works. Kinda hoping it's nothing too bad. Just more than slightly panicky.
Hope everything is ok man.
I'm rooting for you dude.
Keep us updated
Thanks all! Trying not to overthink it, but now I'm flashing back to all those times I've felt tightness in my chest, hahaha. Will post an update laughing at myself for worrying over nothing.
Hope everything is alright.
Hoping for the best! Here's a video of a very good boy to (hopefully) brighten up your mood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQUhjsm4WKk
What the fucking fuckity fuck shit. I was a 2 pack a day smoker for 14 years, you'll be fine bruh, anything happens I'm the one getting it.
Better that its discovered, and if anything wrong you can get straight onto treatment. Its a nervous time when you're waiting for results (I had a scare recently with a bowel). Hope yours turns out like mine - not C, and treatable.
It’s quite normal to feel worried, and it’s wise to be informed before an appointment. But try not to worry too much, or self diagnose, these things for the most part turn out to be no big deal.
You’re young and healthy, and as others have said the most important thing was that it was noticed. You’ll be fine.
Sorry, both sides of the family have some pretty crap medical histories so I keep thinking worst case scenario. Also, not nearly as healthy as I should be, I think :))
But yeah, fingers crossed and better I at least know that there's something to work on than just get surprised by it.
Glad to hear y'all are still good, @Taverius , @Brooko :))
Good luck buddy
Just got results back! Second time around, lungs clear. Asked a friend, apparently the school's affiliated clinic gets a lot of these false positives. WTF I couldn't sleep last night worrying.
We always create more anguish in our heads then we need to. Super glad it was a false positive! Rock on dude!!
Excellent news indeed, I thought you were a goner for sure ;)
Thanks guys! (except you Benjamin Button, you can go fuck right off :P /s).
But really, this paints the whole "oh it's probably not bad, but have another checkup at the same affiliated clinic to be safe before we sign your clearance" thing in a whole 'nother light. Jesus. I need tea. Or brandy. Or both. Maybe a smoke.
“(except you Benjamin Button, you can go fuck right off :P /s).“
^That had me laughing so hard I had to wipe away the tears!
Come down from the lung cancer scare with a smoke. Sounds legit.
Just to be clear, I don't actually smoke and never have. Thought it'd be funny is all. Speaking of, glad my humour's intact, @BenjaminBore :))
To cap today off I just now found out my little sister left the gas on for hours heating up some soup and nearly burned the house down while I was asleep, so I nearly did have a smoke. Just not the kind I was kidding about.
Sucks you had to go through that, glad to hear you're cleared.
Thanks! Just happy right now, really. Perhaps mildly manic with glee. Lost a few friends and relatives to lung cancer/TB/etc, not all of them smokers, so this scared the bejeesus outta me.
Probably either Marv Moldlung--barely survivable, or Rat Lungworm--only a little fatal. Either way, nothing to be afraid of. They feed off fear.
Kick the fear right in its neutered loins, gotcha :))
Eh, lots of stuff that can kill a person nowadays, just makes me happy the days go on.
With the kind of stress this incident induced, I'd recommend some retail therapy - some new headphones perhaps? ;)
Glad to hear you're safe and in good health though!
Something to ponder: Don't take life too seriously, I don't know anyone that has ever got out of it alive.
Consider the advantages. Fatherdegraded escaped callup for WWII because of a shadow on his lung. Mind you he got pleurisy in the 1960s.
Edit - good to hear you're all good, though.
Stop all sexual activity!
Ugh, @FallingObjects that just reminded me that I wasn't able to catch an LE release of a new album. Now I need to buy even more to feel better (haha, I wish).
Thanks guys, I kinda feel silly panicking over this now in hindsight, but yeah, make the most of each day.
@David De Lucena HAHAHAHAHA no.
I LOVE major chest surgery. I came round from the anesthetic not coughing, for the first time in five years and I've been reasonably unfit ever since. Game changer. Life mender.
These things are not necessarily harbingers of doom. Lots of stuff can be fixed. Even including the stuff that they don't even know what it is until they cut into it.
So, folks... stuff on x-rays, CT scans, etc... it can be the first step to cure.
But @Lyer25, it sucks that you went through fear and worry over a false positive. I remember a medical lab which said on the door, "We aim for accuracy." I wouldn't go there: simply aiming for it is not enough!
@thad yeah, better to catch it and work towards a fix than blithely ignore it. No use covering ears when people are talking sense.
Still, I'm honestly still angry at the clinic. Not because I was inconvenienced, accidents do happen, but because this is apparently commonplace and I can't imagine how much grief and money this must have cost people in all. The hell they haven't sorted this out yet.
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