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By on October 28, 2009 12:57:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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 Friends and fellow WCites,

     My wife Lisa  and I are in need of some heavy duty prayer help. She may have lung cancer. I hope not.

     About 3 months ago, while at the local movie theater, my wife accidentally inhaled a piece of popcorn. We gave it little thought at the time. Over time, it has caused her an infection, pneumonia, a hell of a lot of coughing, some pukin', 3 CT scans, and lots of irritation and soreness.

     This past sunday, she started coughing and kept it up till she vomited, and being a nurse, she refused to go to the ER. After about an hour and 15 minutes of solid coughing, I and her mother finally decided she was going to the ER, like it or not. Nurses are the worst patients. They treated her with codeine, and ativan by injection and sent her home.

     Tuesday she had a bronchoscopy. They didn't find any popcorn, we are fairly certain she coughed it up on sunday, I saw it in the bag she was pukin' in. But they did find what the Doc called "inflammatory growth". He biopsied it, and we'll have results in a few days.

     He is treating her with breathing treatments, steroids, codeine, and an inhaler. He advised us that this will fix her, if it isn't cancer.

     Seth, if you read this, your 2 cents is appreciated.

     Friends, please say a word or two of prayer for us, add her to your prayer list at church, every little bit helps.

     This may be an odd request, but feel free to email her spirit lifting messages, if you feel comfortable in doing so. 

NirseDillard@aol.com

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October 28, 2009 1:07:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

    In my thoughts and prayers, Jim....

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October 28, 2009 1:11:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Your In my prayers, Jim

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October 28, 2009 1:32:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My thought and prayers are with you and your wife Jim.

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October 28, 2009 1:38:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My thoughts are definately with your wife and the entire family Jim.

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October 28, 2009 1:45:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have my best wishes for a benign result  as well.

Thank you, Philly, for making us aware of this on IRC.

 

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October 28, 2009 1:57:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All my best wishes and prayers for your Wife Jim.

 

Stay strong for her whichever scenario unfolds.

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October 28, 2009 1:57:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have been and still are in my prayers.

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October 28, 2009 2:04:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I will say a special prayer for you and your wife. May God be with you in this trying time and I hope everything comes out well.

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October 28, 2009 2:22:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'll be praying for her as well.  Keep a postive outlook, and God will take care of you both...

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October 28, 2009 2:53:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

oh man, Jim.

Your wife and you are in my thoughts.

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October 28, 2009 3:03:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks guys, she'll appreciate reading your responses. I have told her what a caring bunch of friends I have here at WC!

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October 28, 2009 3:11:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

count me in...prayers on the way!

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October 28, 2009 3:13:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jim,

My thought and prayers are with you and your wife. I lost my mother to lung cancer...it's tough.

God be with you and yours.

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October 28, 2009 3:13:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You’re both in my prayers!

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October 28, 2009 3:21:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have all the support I can give you. Already said a prayer for you. I sent a PM to you Jim.

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October 28, 2009 3:25:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My prayers are with you both.

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October 28, 2009 3:28:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My prayers with you and your wife

Be positive, calm and everythin' will be fine !!

"GOD bless you both"

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October 28, 2009 3:28:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

God bless you and your wife! I'll be praying.

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October 28, 2009 3:37:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
All my prayers are with you and your wife my friend !
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October 28, 2009 3:48:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sorry to hear of your trouble.  My prayers are with you.

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October 28, 2009 3:50:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks guys for the posts here, the emails, and PMs. My wife enjoyed a poem, and some very nice words of encouragement in her mailbox.

I'm not going to names names....you know who you are.  All of this is appreciated. She is reading this post too. She isn't a member.

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October 28, 2009 3:58:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

She is reading this post too. She isn't a member.

Well then we all better be carefully, don't want to give any secrets away.

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October 28, 2009 4:10:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 I pray for everything to go well. Positive thoughts for you and yours.

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October 28, 2009 4:16:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 All my hopes and prayers are with you and yours Jim!

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October 28, 2009 4:49:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey, Jim. 

My prayers (for whatever they're worth) are always with and for my friends!

I'll have no ill speaking about Nurses as I was one in Med School, and also because I am the world's worst patient, bar none and won't have anyone trying to steal my hard won title!  

 

That being said, any foreign body entering the respiratory tree can cause: 1) Inflammation (a normal and desirable response) and 2) Pneumonia, if a small airway is blocked by the object (post-obstructive pneumonia and lung collapse).

Hopefully she coughed it up, but very small fragments could have gotten stuck to the lining of the respiratory tree and caused inflammation. One of the body's responses is to wall off offending objects, be they organic (like popcorn, or Tuberculosis, etc.) or inorganic (like glass, shrapnel, etc.). Eventually those are expelled/pushed out of the body. The body eventually consumes the organic invaders (not T.B., though).

CT scans sometimes are ambiguous, and lung findings (growths, nodules) can be really tough/deceptive. There are CT criteria for weighting one diagnosis over another, but sometimes a biopsy has to be taken via Bronchoscope (like a colonoscope but for the airways) or CT guided via the chest wall, if the location allows. If not, an open biopsy has to be done.

If your wife has no real risk factors for a primary or secondary lung tumor (cancer), I'd be thinking "most likely an inflammatory nodule/polyp" and therefore benign.

No matter what, Jim...my prayers are with you...unscientific as that might be.

You can always pm me your phone number and we can talk. *edit: just pm'd you my number.

(reference paper about this: http://medind.nic.in/iae/t01/i4/iaet01i4p231g.pdf 

*doc's waiting for Jafo to tell him how boring doc is.

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