Late yesterday I got the results of the CT scan of my lungs that was taken earlier in the day. The scan was done because a chest X-ray taken the week before, in the course of the bronchitis I’ve been suffering, had shown a spot, or nodule, on my right lung. Such a nodule could be either benign or malignant.

The CT scan showed that there was NO nodule! In fact, what had appeared to be one on the X-ray was probably just an artifact. Β Artifacts in chest X-rays are discussed by Radiology Masterclass as

Artifactual appearances seen on a chest X-ray may be due to radiographic technique, patient factors, or the presence of external or internal non-anatomical objects. Artifact is often unavoidable, but some artifact can lead to misinterpretation of the image.

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You can imagine my utmost joy and relief at their being no nodule on my lung at all! This “All-Clear” bell is the best possible Christmas gift I could wish for!

And I firmly believe that this wonderful result came about from all the good wishes, thoughts and prayers lifted up on my behalf from my friends far and wide, both ones I have met and ones I know ‘only’ online. I thank you, each and every one! πŸ™‚


Have a Very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah or other holiday during this season, my friends! I most certainly will. πŸ™‚

Image: IB Times, UK