My unpleasant health news …

I recently got some very unpleasant news about my personal health.

I suffer from a ‘post nasal drip,’ have all my life. It means that I have mucous dripping from behind my nose down my throat. As a result, I have to spit a lot, have a tender, raw throat because it has to keep contracting and I think I have a bit of a smoker’s deeper voice because of it even though I don’t smoke.

A week or two ago, I noticed that occasionally, when I spat, there was blood in it. This was sporadic, not every time or even every day, So, I thought ‘no big deal.’ However, when it continued over more than a week, I consulted my physician. She said she needed to look at me.

I went in last week and after an examination, she could not find anything wrong. Before I left, however, she said she wanted me to get a chest X Ray because I am 82 years old. I went the next day. On the following day, I was in Costco shopping when my phone rang. It was my doctor calling to tell me that the X Ray showed a mass on my left lung. She said the next step would be to get a CT Scan for more information and then a biopsy.


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29 responses to “My unpleasant health news …

  1. Tony, I am so sorry to hear this. Please keep us posted with your results. I know this has to be a shock. But as you said, your healthy lifestyle will help you battle whatever this is. But don’t get ahead of yourself. I have had several patients and friends over the years who have had a spot on their CT that ends up being something besides cancer, so try to keep as calm and optimistic as possible. And remember that with your healthy lifestyle you are in the best position to fight whatever this is. Please know you have friends here who are rooting for you. I am thinking of you and praying so hard. Please give your new dog an extra hug. Let us know as soon as you find out the results of the biopsy.

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  2. I don’t know if you are religious or spiritual, but I will pray for you. You’re well positioned to fight this.

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  3. Praying for the best for you, Tony. Heal fast.

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  4. Myra Fisher Burton

    Oh, Tony! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Best thoughts that it’s an anomaly and nothing serious!

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  5. Dear Tony, getting older is a fact but it doesn’t change the view that it is also the sh**s! Please, I hope this is just a rather inconvenient period.

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  6. Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts, Tony.

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  7. Sandra Richards

    I’m Praying that Everything will be fine. I Enjoy your Posts Very Much! 🙏🙏


  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a positive outcome. Blessings!!!

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  9. All the best Tony! It’s never a good feeling not knowing, so either way, the scan and if needed, biopsy will provide information. Keep us all posted!

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  10. Dear Tony,

    Thank you for sharing this. I was saddened to read your news yesterday but I’m certain that you will overcome this given your positive mental attitude and healthy lifestyle.

    I also have to tell you how much I appreciate your daily blog – always gives me a good strong dose of motivation to keep up healthy living habits and enjoy life to the fullest.

    Wishing you the very best,



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  11. Good luck, Tony, and wishing for good news for you and a return to feeling better as you progress through treatment. Your heathy lifestyle has kept you strong and your medical knowledge should be a great asset to going through treatment. A friend of mine is recovering from a similar discovery and is taking a drug for treatment. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know🫂❤️🙏

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  12. Rock

    You have our prayers, you have a very healthy lifestyle and you have a great mental attitude with a wonderful sense of humor. Add to that a loving canine companion and Dr that sounds like she’s on the ball and I know you are going to be just fine!

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  13. Valerie

    Ah Tony, I am truly sorry to hear this news. The waiting is so hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you. *hugs*

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  14. Sorry to hear the unpleasant news Tony. I’m sending positive thoughts your way for a good outcome

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  15. Danny

    Take care Tony. I’m sure that you will be ok. Keep strong.

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