Here we go again

The biopsy confirmed that there is cancer in my right lung. Two spots.

They did not biopsy the left lung. We are still waiting on some additional tests from the biopsy to pinpoint the exact nature of the cancer. It is confirmed that it is an adenocarcinoma, which is unfortunate.

I have a PET scan scheduled for Thursday morning and will get the results next week. The PET scan will show if there are any other spots in my body that the cancer has spread.

Next week I will find out what the next steps will be and hopefully meet my new oncologist.


I will assume that anyone reading this agrees with me that this just sucks. I am also aggravated that the biopsy is still causing me issues. Now my lung hurts. Having your lung hurt does make it difficult to do anything that requires any exertion, like breathing.

Today I have an appointment with my Naturopath. She will make recommendations on the supplements and dosages.

I am going out of town this weekend and that will also be my cut off date for living semi-normally. Now it’s time to get serious about this whole building immunity thing and adding in cancer fighting things. Which means one way or the other we have to start getting those nutrients in my body. Avoid Sugar. Avoid Gluten. Avoid processed food.

If you thought I was annoying before with all my food lectures you are going to hate me now.

People frequently say “let me know if there is anything I can do”. Usually there is not. I’m pretty independent and like to take care of things myself. However, if any part of you wants to say that to me then I will give you my response right now.

Yes, there is something you can do. Stop making excuses, stop telling yourself you will do it tomorrow.  NOW is when you should do whatever it is you need to do to make yourself strong and able to live the life you want to live.

I have spent the last two years doing things in preparation for this.I have traveled to the Grand Canyon and to Paris, I have skydived.  I have worked very hard to build up my strength and endurance so I could face this with as much in my favor as possible. I RAN A MILE  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE AT 49 YEARAS OLD WITH EMPHYSEMA AND LUNG CANCER.*  Stop telling yourself you are weak, and start telling yourself that you are strong. If you repeat it often enough you will start believing it and you will start acting that way!

Stop wasting time.

*I should put that on a t-shirt


6 thoughts on “Here we go again

  1. Tracy, I know you are a strong woman! I believe in prayers and I will be praying! I will also be happy to supply you with all of the cupcakes you could ever want!

  2. Oh Tracy,

    I am so sorry to see you have to deal with this. I need to introduce you to my dear friend Jennifer Windrum, who runs a site, WTF Cancer.

    You are an amazing and strong woman. You will knock this on its ass…but I’m sorry for the distraction it will provide for the short term.

    Sending boatloads of love and support right now! xoxoxo


  3. Well I say let’s kick it’s ass. Get that immune system up. Built that strength. Pump those nutients through your body. I’m headed to the mountains for a few weeks but when I get back, I’ll make some ass kicking juices for you. Let’s do this.

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