Comments on Profile Post by Lyander

  1. Jinxy245
    Jinxy245
    I imagine it depends what's causing the opacity... I hope all is well my friend.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  2. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    While not wonderful news it isn’t time to make last arrangements. Hopefully something very treatable. Take care and also hoping for the best.
    Dec 16, 2018
  3. Lyander
    Lyander
    More testing in the works. Kinda hoping it's nothing too bad. Just more than slightly panicky.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  4. OldDude04
    OldDude04
    Hope everything is ok man.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  5. LetMeBeFrank
    LetMeBeFrank
    I'm rooting for you dude.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  6. DigMe
    DigMe
    Keep us updated
    Dec 16, 2018
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  7. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  8. ultrabike
    ultrabike
    Hope everything is alright.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  9. obsiCO
    obsiCO
    Dec 16, 2018
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  10. Taverius
    Taverius
    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.
    Dec 16, 2018
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  11. Brooko
    Brooko
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  12. BenjaminBore
    BenjaminBore
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  13. Lyander
    Lyander
    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 :))
    Dec 17, 2018
  14. Riotvan
    Riotvan
    Good luck buddy
    Dec 17, 2018
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  15. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
  16. Jinxy245
    Jinxy245
    We always create more anguish in our heads then we need to. Super glad it was a false positive! Rock on dude!!
    Dec 17, 2018
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  17. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    Excellent news!
    Dec 17, 2018
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  18. BenjaminBore
    BenjaminBore
    Excellent news indeed, I thought you were a goner for sure ;)
    Dec 17, 2018
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  19. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
  20. BenjaminBore
    BenjaminBore
    “(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!
    Dec 17, 2018
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  21. DigMe
    DigMe
    Come down from the lung cancer scare with a smoke. Sounds legit.
    Dec 17, 2018
  22. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  23. rott
    rott
    Sucks you had to go through that, glad to hear you're cleared.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  24. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
  25. Kunlun
    Kunlun
    Probably either Marv Moldlung--barely survivable, or Rat Lungworm--only a little fatal. Either way, nothing to be afraid of. They feed off fear.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  26. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
  27. FallingObjects
    FallingObjects
    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!
    Dec 17, 2018
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  28. atomicbob
    atomicbob
    Something to ponder: Don't take life too seriously, I don't know anyone that has ever got out of it alive.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  29. Biodegraded
    Biodegraded
    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.
    Dec 17, 2018
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  30. JK47
    JK47
    Congrats
    Dec 17, 2018
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  31. David De Lucena
    David De Lucena
    Stop all sexual activity!
    Dec 17, 2018
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  32. Lyander
    Lyander
    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.
    Dec 18, 2018
  33. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    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.
    Dec 19, 2018
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  34. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    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!
    Dec 19, 2018
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  35. Lyander
    Lyander
    @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.
    Dec 19, 2018
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