Asbestos On Lungs – Do You Know What Asbestos Is?, asbestosdefinition.com | Do you know what asbestos is? If not, you should, because it’s a carcinogen and it can also lead to lung cancer. That’s the disease that I have, and when I read up on the facts about it, I was not prepared for what I learned.
It all started when I needed a good source of income so I tried to find it as a source of work, which a private investigator told me that the industry was completely saturated with asbestos. I didn’t want to let that information to get me so I used another source, a doctor who worked in an institute where they did not conduct studies on asbestos effects.
She explained to me that asbestos causes lung cancer and is why the institute was closed. That got me thinking about it and I remembered the saying “You are what you eat” and I realized that my body was full of it. So I went to a doctor who specializes in asbestos disease and the mesothelioma.
She told me I was positive, but since she was a doctor she would give me a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed that I had an abnormality, a large amount of fluid in my lungs.
Since I was very young and not yet forty-five, I figured that my lungs were far too young to have asbestos damage. But after reviewing the pictures, I realized that the damage wasn’t to be taken lightly.
After reviewing the pictures, I decided to go for an ultrasound, but then I saw on the ultrasound that the fluid on my lungs was malignant. When I was a child, the fluid was harmless, and now it was a malignant tumor.
I could not think of any medical attention that would help me, so I went to the hospital and left without a consultation. I didn’t think I needed to go for treatment, but it’s the law, so I paid for it anyway. I went to the hospital because it was legal, but I was taken off of work and put on hospitalization leave for two weeks.
During the time I was off of work, my husband found out that I had been working at the railroad mine where he worked and asked if I was OK. I said that I needed to take time off to recover, but I didn’t know what to do. I was off of work for about a month and a half.
I eventually found out that it was unsafe for me to go back to work, so I had to quit. That’s when I started looking for other jobs, but then I was back on hospitalization for ten days. My symptoms weren’t as bad this time, but I was still at the hospital for a week, so I took a day off.
One of the things that I’ve learned since then is that I now go to my doctor on a regular basis for check ups. If I’m feeling down, if I’m doing well, or if I feel sick, I know that I should go see my doctor.
If you think that you might have mesothelioma, speak to your doctor right away. Many people don’t know that they have it and that the symptoms aren’t common. You may be diagnosed in time to save your life.
A final note: Don’t be scared or embarrassed by mesothelioma symptoms. You’re not alone and if you can find someone who knows about it, they will make it easier for you.