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Dealing with cancer

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Plum111 Sun 07-Aug-22 20:24:15

My husband has been diagnosed with lung cancer, he is booked for bronchoscopy in a few days to try to get a tissue sample, understandably he is quite nervous about this, has anyone had this procedure, I would be interested how you found it, how did you feel afterwards.

Doodledog Sun 07-Aug-22 22:38:29

I haven't had it, but just wanted to extend my sympathy and wish you and your husband well. flowers

FoghornLeghorn Sun 07-Aug-22 22:49:02

My dad had a bronchoscopy at age 94. He was given sedation and knew very little about it. He said to me he felt fine when he came out of the bronchoscopy room, albeit he was a little bit wobbly on his feet. I took him home and he had a sleep in his armchair and was soon back to normal.

cornergran Sun 07-Aug-22 22:58:36

Please try not to worry My father also had a bronchoscopy. He had a little sedation. He was bright and alert on discharge and said he had no discomfort. His biggest problem had been a nurse offering him a hand to hold, it had embarrassed him.

Luckygirl3 Sun 07-Aug-22 23:09:26

I am sorry to hear about this diagnosis. It is good that others on here have reassurances to give about the bronchoscopy.

Plum111 Sun 07-Aug-22 23:20:52

Thank you all for your good wishes, it's the unknown that is making Mr P a tad nervous. However, it is good to know others have had a 'good' experience, again, many thanks.

VioletSky Sun 07-Aug-22 23:30:16

No experience but wanted to wish you both well.

Hope it goes OK

Iam64 Mon 08-Aug-22 08:37:43

It’s scary isn’t it. Mr i had this recently, it wasn’t painful and he was fine afterwards

Whiff Mon 08-Aug-22 19:09:58

Plum it is a nerve racking time. For you both. Try not to worry until your get the histology results. Hopefully he gets his results quickly. I know it's easier said than do. But there are more treatments available today than in my husband's time . 💐

Plum111 Fri 12-Aug-22 13:06:00

Bronchoscopy didn't go ahead as doctor who was going to do it told DH because of where the tumour is sited it was highly unlikely he would be able to get tissue and he wasn't prepared to take the risk. So...... back to the drawing board! DH will see consultant next week to discuss options.
Once again, many thanks for your good wishes.

crazyH Fri 12-Aug-22 13:11:02

plum3 Thinking of you all at this worrying time x

Georgesgran Fri 12-Aug-22 13:12:53

Me too. X

ElaineI Fri 12-Aug-22 13:13:00

Sorry to hear this Plum111 x

joannapiano Fri 12-Aug-22 13:18:46

Stay strong, Plum111. DH was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer just before the first lockdown and has undergone loads of tests, chemo etc. We take things day by day and try to find pleasure in small things, mostly a walk to the shops and a coffee!
Wishing you and your husband all the best.

Kate1949 Fri 12-Aug-22 13:27:08

Best wishes from me too. My husband has prostate cancer, thankfully in remission presently. It is scary.

Plum111 Fri 12-Aug-22 16:10:16

Thank you all for your good wishes, we are staying positive, taking each day as it comes and enjoying the little things in life, funny, some of them have become quite big!!!!!

purepba Tue 27-Sep-22 07:48:54

This is such a heart-breaking news. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

Shelflife Tue 27-Sep-22 08:47:11

Thinking of you and your husband Plum and sending good wishes.