Lung Cancer and Air filtration

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Blog series by Toolz updated 01-24-2012 06:58 PM 2 parts 8145 reads 21 comments total

Part 1: Request for shop made air filtation system suggestions

12-11-2011 05:59 PM by Toolz | 13 comments »

I was diagnosed with stage one lung cancer last Tuesday and will be having the top lobe of my lright lung removed shortly. Yes I was a smoker for 49 years. The CAT scan and PET scans show that it has not spread and is only in that one spot so the prognosis is great. I am staying positive and have been “smoke free” for almost a week now. I do need to come up with a really good airborn dust management system for the shop after my recovery period. Anyone who has a really good setup o...

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Part 2: Good News, Bad news, Good News, Bad News, ZGood News, and finally Home

01-24-2012 06:58 PM by Toolz | 8 comments »

Hi gang, I hope I can keep this short and share my news. Had lung surgery Dec 21st, got all the cancer removed; was told no chemo or radiation needed; developed an air leak post-op that kept me in the hospital until Jan 11th when surgeon went in again; found I had coughed really hard in the ICU and ripped internal stitches loose and tore a hole in the lung…got that all fixed and sealed…discharged home Jan 17th…developed a paralyzed intestine as a result of all the medication...

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