MAC Reboot - After 3 Years Post Meds
Hello Group, I am glad I found you. Well, here I am again… with a reboot of MAC. Just finished my sputum tests on Monday and they called me Thursday! The CT scan was pretty evident and the sputum confirmed that it is back. After 3 years off the meds. Disappointing and (secretly) scary. However, I find a lot of comfort in knowing that it isn’t lung cancer. I smoked for about 30+ years and I have always had my lungs checked since I quit 15 years ago. That’s how we found it the first time. Anyway, like most of you have already experienced, the medication was so difficult. 18 months and I stayed faithful to taking it. I had come across another website chat group when I was contemplating go off the meds early because I just couldn’t take it anymore. Several people were discussing doing the same. I am so thankful that some of the members stressed not to go off the meds and to stick it out until the end. One member went off near the end of her time and it came back quickly. After I read that I was determined to go all the way to the finish line. And I did. I think I know why it came back and going forward I will be more careful in the environments I find myself in (I am an equestrian and spend a great deal of time in dusty, dirty barns – not always wearing a mask.) Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and give my words of encouragement to anyone who is struggling and to say thank you for all the wonderful tips and kindness you show every day. We can get through this and like I always like to say: Team work makes the dream work!