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Wtodd
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
Shamelessly bumping bc I updated the OP


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Evolved Simian
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
That's good news Wtodd. Hopefully the antibiotics will knock it all the way out.


Wtodd
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
Thanks.....that's what I'm shooting for too.


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Wtodd
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
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This is for those that have surgical experience with the VA; either to you or someone close to you that you know they're either good or bad.

Do you trust the VA enough for them to operate on you? Not some minor surgery but more high risk like removing a tumor/nodule from your lung? They don't know if it's benign or not and it's pretty small. They might be able to get biopsy but that's not a 100% guarantee.

Bc the VA has such a sketchy history, I don't really trust them but I could be wrong on my opinion of them.

I'm still going to get a second opinion from Moffitt or someplace else, I just need to get some real opinions.

TIA

UPDATE #1 - OK went to the VA ENT on Wednesday so they could check out my tonsils - no issues

Went to Moffitt today and the thoracic surgeon looked at the CT and PET scans and believes either I have an ongoing infection or am at the end of an infection in my lung. The area of concern is 1/2" X 1/4" so it's quite small; doing a biopsy isn't really an option bc it's so small and where it's located. He put me on an antibiotic for 3 months and I go back to see him in Jan (I'll get another CT scan when I go see him).

Yeah damn good news.

IF it's not an infection, then it's cancer but he didn't seem too concerned that it was.


UPDATE #2

They did a lung biopsy on Monday; results no cancer. It appears the nodule was an old infection that was dying out. I'll go back to Moffitt in 4 months for a CT scan to make sure it's not doing anything stupid like growing.



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GetmorewithLes
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
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Yeah damn good news.

IF it's not an infection, then it's cancer but he didn't seem too concerned that it was.

Appreciate all the feedback


Hoping for the best for your health! Prayers for good fortune. And frick Mizzou!



Let us know if it takes a wrong turn.


Wtodd
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re: Need real opinions about the VA and the possibility of them operating on you - UPDATE #2
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Hoping for the best for your health! Prayers for good fortune

Thank you

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And frick Mizzou!

Well yeah and the obligatory 45-41

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Let us know if it takes a wrong turn.

Will do


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