2118109 tn?1334705546

I have a nodule in each Lung, 8.7mm & 4mm

My Pulmonologist has been following my 2 noduales for over 2 yrs. with CT scans ..For all that time he has told me no growth has shown,  however this month the Dr  took my case to a conference he attended & showed it to other Drs in the field of Noduals. Some of them thought it best to leave it & just do another pet scan in 6 months .. Others felt that to remove it now would be the best thing to do.
Since showing to those other Drs . He now indicates that he would like me to see a Surgeon .. on May 1, for a consult to remove the 8.7 mm nodual in my r-lung!   No mention of the 4 mm in my left lung was made.
No biopsy has been possible , as the nodule in the right lung is positioned just 3mm from my heart. A recent pet scan showed no highlighting.
This leaves me with a very serious decision to make, I feel like I've been lead one way & then jerked the other way.
I am very confused & scared to death! To biopsy this nodule that is  so close to my heart would mean a open operation, Major surgery!  Please someone offer a opinion,  I am so scared.  I am 55 yrs old & haven't smoked for over 3 yrs.
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757137 tn?1347196453
It is always the patient who has the responsibility for making the decision. The doctors can merely advise. Were it me I would take the most conservative advice and not place myself at risk to remove a 3/8 inch nodule that has shown no growth and has no symptoms. But I would follow it by all means.
180749 tn?1443595232
The choice is yours. I would delay any decision and any surgery for at least one year.
I have some techniques to help the body to reduce the nodule size naturally. Follow the pranayam techniques daily, twice a day. Let the doctor continue to do the scans every 6 months.You and the doctor will be surprised with the result of the next scan  -(small print)  provided you have been doing the pranayam twice a day for the higher recommended duration.
Keep us posted as you follow the pranayam, with the benefits you notice and the result of the future scans. Your Dr may share the scans with other Drs and anyone else.

Bhastrika pranayam - Take a long deep breath into the lungs(chest not tummy) via the nose and then completely breathe out through the nose. Place your fists, with the thumb pointing up, on the the legs, above the the knee, and do bhastrika for two minutes.Repeat this  a) with the fists upside down, so that the thumb is pointing down, and resting on the legs, b) with the thumb pointing inwards  c) with the thumb pointing outwards. This will help very much as the lungs open up in different ways.
Repeat this 3 to 8 times during the day.

Kapalbhati pranayam -(Do it before eating)
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

Bhramri Pranayam -Close eyes. Close ears with thumb, index finger on forehead, and rest three fingers on base of nose touching eyes. Breathe in through nose. And now breathe out through nose while humming like a bee.
Duration : 5 to 21  times.
April 19 ,2012
2118109 tn?1334705546
Thank you so much!  This technique is very Interesting, I will try it.
I have also been thinking, as the people in here have .. that I should wait & not rush into surgery but rather have CT or Pet scans every 6 months.  I am very thankful to have found this forum to discuss my situation with.
Thank you for helping I will keep you folks posted as to what the surgeon I have a consult app. with on May 1st says..
Smiles  :)  
180749 tn?1443595232
Keep a journal of your experience with pranayam, as it will help you , others and the doctors to learn of the powerful benefits.
Anyone else following the pranayam, please post your experience and let us help the rest of the world get healthier.
April 26 ,2012
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