Howdy fellow worriers: Questions about lung biopsy for COPD
Howdy fellow worriers (I speak mainly for myself)… I’ve got a bunch of probs, but never let ’em get me down. Until lately, that is. Now My COPD has decided to flare (I’m writing this from the hospital) and – icing on the proverbial cake – I’ve been told “That spot on your lung has grown.” Well, that ain’t good, but it’s a double whammy when nobody mentioned the spot BEFORE it grew. When I mentioned this little oversight, I got an indifferent, “Oh, nobody told you?”
Okay, enough venting. I had a Pet-Scan two days ago (no results yet) but am hoping for the best. Still, I’m thinking, what if they want to do a biopsy? If been reading (justifying my cowardice) that the biopsy is a much overused procedure. True? False?
Has anybody been through one? And for the the $64000 question: Does it hurt? A lot?