What’s a Lung Biopsy?

February 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

The Biopsy was finally scheduled for today. I therefore spent two days at the hospital merely being monitored. Luckily, during those days, on top of inviting my barber to come shave the side of my head, my friends and family came to visit! Including my 7 month old puppy Neo that we managed to sneak in.

I was a little nervous about my biopsy as I had no idea what to expect. No one really explains anything at the hospital. It’s almost like they assume you did a decade of Med school just like them. Ironically enough, one my survivor sisters, Chloe, who was also diagnosed at 24 years old, found out she had a lung metastasis just like me a few days before the New Year. We are but a week apart in treatment, however she is triple negative and I am hormone positive, HER2 negative.

Again… another example of the advantage of being open about your story: Connecting with people who can relate. I called Chloe so she could give me an idea of what a needle biopsy was like and of course the big question… DOES IT HURT?

You can watch the video above for my experience with the lung biopsy…. And how it lead to seeing my CT scan for the very first time…

After being stabbed in the lungs… I had to prepare myself mentally for the next day – my first round of chemotherapy…. AGAIN!

To be continued…

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17 Replies to "What's a Lung Biopsy?"

  • Cheryl Campbell
    February 19, 2017 (11:23 am)

    I hate cancer! Watched your journey on you tube. Love you girl.

    • Nalie Agustin
      February 20, 2017 (9:28 pm)

      Yeah… me too. 🙁 Thanks for watching xo

  • Arleen Hernandez
    February 20, 2017 (12:34 am)

    You are a trooper!

    • Nalie Agustin
      February 20, 2017 (9:28 pm)

      Trying to stay strong!!!

      • Arleen Hernandez
        February 21, 2017 (12:57 am)

        Hi Natalie I dont know where you are in your walk spiritually but i know that when I was told I had Breast Cancer on my Right Breast all emotions were out of wack, but I knew  only one man who can give me the strength and He not only gave me the strength, but the faith to fear not and Trust in Him. I am a Women of faith and I thank God everyday for healing me from.Cancer. if he did it for me who could surely do it for you. Hold on to that Promise by His Stripes we are healed. Do not fear for God is with you. I will keep you in my prayers Natalie and I will have my prayer Warriors praying for you. The word of God saids to ask and seek Him. If you ever need a specific prayer feel free to ask. ?
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  • Linda Frey
    February 20, 2017 (9:08 am)

    Dear Nalie, I cannot imagine the shock and disbelief you must be experiencing. I am sending prayers from Florida. Your positive attitude helped me through chemo and I hope what I was told will help you. Chemo is not a party, but it is do-able. Wish you didn’t have to go through this again. Thinking of you.

    • Nalie Agustin
      February 20, 2017 (9:28 pm)

      Thank you so much!

  • Maria Voss
    February 20, 2017 (4:12 pm)

    You have been amazing throughout all of this. I will pray for you. Stay strong and keep fighting!

    • Nalie
      February 20, 2017 (9:25 pm)

      Thank you so much Maria! I really appreciate it.

    • Nalie Agustin
      February 20, 2017 (9:29 pm)

      I appreciate it Maria xo

  • Laura Bour
    February 22, 2017 (4:19 am)

    “Ne baisse pas les bras. Tu risquerais de le faire deux secondes avant le miracle.”

    Stay strong, you are a beautiful warrior. I’m also fighting cancer, a different kind, but your blog is like fresh air to me. Keep on keeping on. A big hug all the way from France.

    • Nalie
      March 10, 2017 (11:11 am)

      J’adore! Merci Laura xo

  • Hayley
    February 22, 2017 (5:56 am)

    I am so very sorry to hear about your relapse Nalie.
    I was diagnosed a year ago with the same type/stage as you & started reading your blog through my chemo treatments. You are truly inspirational Hun, your strength and light shined through in all your vids and blogs & helped me to find the courage to face my own battle.
    Remember that cancer does not define us. It may take all of our hair, make us feel sick and will test our resiliency in so many ways. But it cannot take away our spirit or our strength.
    Stay strong Nalie, you got this girlfriend! (Big hugs all the way from NZ) xx

    • Nalie
      March 10, 2017 (11:10 am)

      Thanks Hayley!

  • Beka Herrera Arguera
    March 6, 2017 (1:57 pm)

    Please keep inspiring us with your strength.
    I send you my love ❤
    You are definitely a warrior.

    • Nalie
      March 10, 2017 (11:10 am)

      I promise. <3 thank you Beka

  • Priscilla Saenz
    March 14, 2017 (9:07 pm)

    Hi Nalie – My name is Priscilla and I want you to know that I saw your video about your journey of growing your hair back after you finished chemo the first time . I watched it right before my last treatment was over , you helped me keep hope and continue to be patient . I am still mostly bald with a little peach fuzz going on but thanks to you I know to keep on going and that soon enough I will have a head full of hair again . I am in tears about your relapse , I wish I could do more , but I will be here for you through my prayers and thoughts. I know you will get through this rough patch , you are a warrior , stay strong and cry when you need to . Hugs 🤗