The waiting is very hard. But what helped me was trying to think positive and have the family/friend support. There were times I’d talk on the phone for hours with a family member or a friend and the support made me stronger as a person.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself in the meantime. It’s important to try doing things that you enjoy to take your mind off things. I know with covid and restrictions it’s hard but little things like walking at the park helped me.
all kinds of things. We are here to guide you and be by your side. Please let us know once you find out more information and we will do our best to support you in whatever you need.
Thanks! Walking is a good thing for me!
Thanks so much! My symptoms are difficult swallowing and regurgitation. Just terrified right now! My wife is a great support but we are just feeling lost right now! Have been walking a lot since we got the news.
@Bobert Hello…..Yes waiting is difficult for all of us…we all wait for appts…wait for the results….wait to see the Doctor….wait for our surgery….the list is endless.
However……you can……be prepared for Monday!
Use this “free time” to your advantage:
write down all your questions for the Thoracic Surgeon…..the most important ones on top; in case time is tight. Ask if there may be any other “tests” to be done, while you “wait” for the CT? Blood work? etc….You are “in the system”…..this is all good.
Ideas: wash you car……vacuum the floor mats….go to Costco and shop for all the canned goods you need and then some…..watch movies at home…..and walk some more! Make this open time work for you!
Keep sharing…..we are here to support.
And share your feelings here
Is it common to suddenly be hyper aware of your symptoms right after the diagnosis? Everything seems to feel worse since I got the news.
thanks for the advice! I will ask about the dietician when I talk to Dr.
I am glad you have an appointment on Monday with the surgeon. Below is a link to a booklet that may help you formulate your questions. Do not be afraid to ask anything? If you’re thinking or worried about it, it is important.
I know for me, I was so anxious in the beginning that I thought I might explode. I finally did ask my family doctor for some medication. I had never taken anything for anxiety prior to this but they really did help. I didn’t take them all the time but definitely appreciated them when I really needed them.
I wi be thinking of you on Monday. Please update us on your appointment if you feel
Thanks Brighty. I will look into that as well. Really appreciate your support!
I will for sure! Thanks so much!