You may have noticed that I have been absent from my blog recently and have not been returning phone calls or emails. Well, I’ve been in the hospital for part of that time. On Wednesday November, 16, I went to the emergency room, where they drained more than 2 liters of fluid from my right lung and I was admitted to the hospital. The following night, they drained another 2 liters. Afterwards, they did a cat scan and found a growth on the lung. The result of testing the fluid came back malignant – an adenocarcinoma. And I never smoked. They then did further cat scans, mri, and nuclear bone scan on my abdomen and head to determine if the cancer was localized or spread. I was released a week later, in time to be home for Thanksgiving. They had to wait for some test results to determine the exact protocol. I will be beginning chemotherapy soon. I plan to continue working during this period.