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    Seventhson got a reaction from Curt in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    When they started to give me meds to put me asleep that’s the last I recall in surgery. My blood pressure dropped and I had a swollen upper lip and very sore throat from a quick intubation. But it has cleared up . I hope yours does as well. Good to know you are still recovering as well. I have more pain. I think it is probably nerve pain. If it persists or worsens I will go to out pts and get a chest exray. But overall I am doing really good. I found I have overall had much less pain than I expected. I think in time we will both heal totally and do great. So glad you doing good and getting out being active. Good for you. 
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    Seventhson reacted to Curt in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    I’m also doing good. Im glad to hear you are.  I’m not short of breath during normal activity.  I’ve been really surprised by that.  I climbed five flights of stairs in a parking garage the other day.  That got me short of breath.  I played dodge ball (I wasn’t doing much diving) with my kids yesterday.  That also winded me.  It’s definitely harder to catch my breath once I get winded.  Most of the pain from the surgery is gone.  Just some nerve sensations that feels like a mild sunburn.  Most annoying thing at this point for me is a lump/tickle in my throat that causes me to cough.  I’m really self conscious abut coughing.  I feel like people are wondering if it’s a symptom.  
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Just an update. I am still doing good. My surgery sites and chest tube sites are healing good. It’s a little ltchy healing lol. I have some discomfort in chest back and shoulder but hoping that subsides as I do more. But all n all I am doing fine. I will start pushing more and doing more and getting ready to return to work. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Just an update. I am still doing good. My surgery sites and chest tube sites are healing good. It’s a little ltchy healing lol. I have some discomfort in chest back and shoulder but hoping that subsides as I do more. But all n all I am doing fine. I will start pushing more and doing more and getting ready to return to work. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from BridgetO in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Just an update. I am still doing good. My surgery sites and chest tube sites are healing good. It’s a little ltchy healing lol. I have some discomfort in chest back and shoulder but hoping that subsides as I do more. But all n all I am doing fine. I will start pushing more and doing more and getting ready to return to work. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from LexieCat in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Just an update. I am still doing good. My surgery sites and chest tube sites are healing good. It’s a little ltchy healing lol. I have some discomfort in chest back and shoulder but hoping that subsides as I do more. But all n all I am doing fine. I will start pushing more and doing more and getting ready to return to work. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Just an update. I am still doing good. My surgery sites and chest tube sites are healing good. It’s a little ltchy healing lol. I have some discomfort in chest back and shoulder but hoping that subsides as I do more. But all n all I am doing fine. I will start pushing more and doing more and getting ready to return to work. 
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    Seventhson reacted to Steff in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    I am very sorry for your loss and hope that you and your family can heal from it together. 
    I am thankful that your recovery is going well and hope that it continues to be relatively easy for you.
    Take care,
    Steff
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    Seventhson got a reaction from PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Thank you for the kind words. Loosing someone close and someone you see everyday is never easy. However as is often the case in life , the big picture shows a lot more detail and makes more sense. Dad has bilateral lung cancer of two different types that were not diagnosed until in their very late stages. He denied having pain. Just a nagging cough and congestion. He was to the garage with his pickup hours before. Had tea with his best friend of many years. And passed very quickly. The bigger picture could have been a lot worse, more painful, suffering, and lasted for an extended period of time. God was merciful and generous in taking him home. 
         As for me God has given me absolutely minimal pain from surgery. I had surgery Thursday and came home Sunday. I had pain . I am not completely numb.lol. But I think is was very comparable to my biopsy. It snowed Saturday night here and again yesterday. So I have not filled my prescription for pain meds yet. I am doing fine. I have a slightly upset stomach now and some pinching pain on the opposite side of my chest. Doctor says it is nerve pain and usually in time goes away. Today I will change my dressing to the smaller bandages that peel and stick like a bandaid. I will be able to fully examine my surgery sites and check them. This has gone much better than anyone including doctors and nurses could have hoped for.
    I am greatful for all the kind words here. 
    I am trying to think of information to write here that might help someone. 
    I was able to drink water after surgery in small sips. Slightly short of breath only when I moved around or drank water. That was very quickly gone away. I ate the same night. Had a banana and it was soft and cold on the throat. Throat was and is very sore. I talk less to let it heal . I walked several times a day but stopped and completely rested when I was tired. I ate all my hospital food. I got up everyday and cleaned up and got dressed and ready to face the day. I rested after cleaning up. After resting I walked. I tried not to over eat any stuff me full type of meals. Smaller amounts over the day. The amount of hospital food was about right. Surgery was Thursday around noon. I had my first bowel movement Monday . I had been taking peg and stool softener in hospital so there was no strain. Some nerve pains in stomach after but better this morning. I was told on here to buy a wedge pillow for home. Very sound advice. I could not be laying flat. Not sure humans should ever sleep flat. That’s all I can think of to tell you right now. Hope this helps someone. 
    Before surgery doctors told me very little. I search credible sites including this one for guidance. I thought I may be hooked to a respirator when I awoke. Who knows. But it was a much better experience. Maybe cause I expected the worse. But I am totally honest here. This is my experience and in as much real time as I could to be as accurate as I could. I did this. You can do this. You experience will not be exactly like anyone else’s experience. But info from many people here will make it much better by you being prepared. May God almighty bless everyone who is here helping others with their support. I got to vent, ask questions and get directions here. Thank you to everyone. 
        Best of luck to all here sharing their information, support and love. May God help you during your trip through this. 
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    Seventhson reacted to Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    I am so sorry to learn about your father.
    My words are completely inadequate to express how I feel about what you are going through.
    Stay the course.
    Tom
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    Seventhson reacted to LexieCat in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    It really does sound like it could not have gone better for you.  Even with the minor complication I had (crepitus requiring a second chest tube), I would rate the surgery a cinch, as surgeries go.  
    Sounds like you're doing a good job of pacing yourself, too.  Just keep doing that--don't overdo things too soon.  
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Thank you for the kind words. Loosing someone close and someone you see everyday is never easy. However as is often the case in life , the big picture shows a lot more detail and makes more sense. Dad has bilateral lung cancer of two different types that were not diagnosed until in their very late stages. He denied having pain. Just a nagging cough and congestion. He was to the garage with his pickup hours before. Had tea with his best friend of many years. And passed very quickly. The bigger picture could have been a lot worse, more painful, suffering, and lasted for an extended period of time. God was merciful and generous in taking him home. 
         As for me God has given me absolutely minimal pain from surgery. I had surgery Thursday and came home Sunday. I had pain . I am not completely numb.lol. But I think is was very comparable to my biopsy. It snowed Saturday night here and again yesterday. So I have not filled my prescription for pain meds yet. I am doing fine. I have a slightly upset stomach now and some pinching pain on the opposite side of my chest. Doctor says it is nerve pain and usually in time goes away. Today I will change my dressing to the smaller bandages that peel and stick like a bandaid. I will be able to fully examine my surgery sites and check them. This has gone much better than anyone including doctors and nurses could have hoped for.
    I am greatful for all the kind words here. 
    I am trying to think of information to write here that might help someone. 
    I was able to drink water after surgery in small sips. Slightly short of breath only when I moved around or drank water. That was very quickly gone away. I ate the same night. Had a banana and it was soft and cold on the throat. Throat was and is very sore. I talk less to let it heal . I walked several times a day but stopped and completely rested when I was tired. I ate all my hospital food. I got up everyday and cleaned up and got dressed and ready to face the day. I rested after cleaning up. After resting I walked. I tried not to over eat any stuff me full type of meals. Smaller amounts over the day. The amount of hospital food was about right. Surgery was Thursday around noon. I had my first bowel movement Monday . I had been taking peg and stool softener in hospital so there was no strain. Some nerve pains in stomach after but better this morning. I was told on here to buy a wedge pillow for home. Very sound advice. I could not be laying flat. Not sure humans should ever sleep flat. That’s all I can think of to tell you right now. Hope this helps someone. 
    Before surgery doctors told me very little. I search credible sites including this one for guidance. I thought I may be hooked to a respirator when I awoke. Who knows. But it was a much better experience. Maybe cause I expected the worse. But I am totally honest here. This is my experience and in as much real time as I could to be as accurate as I could. I did this. You can do this. You experience will not be exactly like anyone else’s experience. But info from many people here will make it much better by you being prepared. May God almighty bless everyone who is here helping others with their support. I got to vent, ask questions and get directions here. Thank you to everyone. 
        Best of luck to all here sharing their information, support and love. May God help you during your trip through this. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Rower Michelle in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Thank you for the kind words. Loosing someone close and someone you see everyday is never easy. However as is often the case in life , the big picture shows a lot more detail and makes more sense. Dad has bilateral lung cancer of two different types that were not diagnosed until in their very late stages. He denied having pain. Just a nagging cough and congestion. He was to the garage with his pickup hours before. Had tea with his best friend of many years. And passed very quickly. The bigger picture could have been a lot worse, more painful, suffering, and lasted for an extended period of time. God was merciful and generous in taking him home. 
         As for me God has given me absolutely minimal pain from surgery. I had surgery Thursday and came home Sunday. I had pain . I am not completely numb.lol. But I think is was very comparable to my biopsy. It snowed Saturday night here and again yesterday. So I have not filled my prescription for pain meds yet. I am doing fine. I have a slightly upset stomach now and some pinching pain on the opposite side of my chest. Doctor says it is nerve pain and usually in time goes away. Today I will change my dressing to the smaller bandages that peel and stick like a bandaid. I will be able to fully examine my surgery sites and check them. This has gone much better than anyone including doctors and nurses could have hoped for.
    I am greatful for all the kind words here. 
    I am trying to think of information to write here that might help someone. 
    I was able to drink water after surgery in small sips. Slightly short of breath only when I moved around or drank water. That was very quickly gone away. I ate the same night. Had a banana and it was soft and cold on the throat. Throat was and is very sore. I talk less to let it heal . I walked several times a day but stopped and completely rested when I was tired. I ate all my hospital food. I got up everyday and cleaned up and got dressed and ready to face the day. I rested after cleaning up. After resting I walked. I tried not to over eat any stuff me full type of meals. Smaller amounts over the day. The amount of hospital food was about right. Surgery was Thursday around noon. I had my first bowel movement Monday . I had been taking peg and stool softener in hospital so there was no strain. Some nerve pains in stomach after but better this morning. I was told on here to buy a wedge pillow for home. Very sound advice. I could not be laying flat. Not sure humans should ever sleep flat. That’s all I can think of to tell you right now. Hope this helps someone. 
    Before surgery doctors told me very little. I search credible sites including this one for guidance. I thought I may be hooked to a respirator when I awoke. Who knows. But it was a much better experience. Maybe cause I expected the worse. But I am totally honest here. This is my experience and in as much real time as I could to be as accurate as I could. I did this. You can do this. You experience will not be exactly like anyone else’s experience. But info from many people here will make it much better by you being prepared. May God almighty bless everyone who is here helping others with their support. I got to vent, ask questions and get directions here. Thank you to everyone. 
        Best of luck to all here sharing their information, support and love. May God help you during your trip through this. 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Steff in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Doing good. Surgery went well. Had some issues with my blood pressure dropping but I had already spoken to anesthesia about that so med was kept in operating room with me. In recovery same concerns about blood pressure. I was in recovery about an hour longer than expected. The pain was not as bad as I thought. It is a lot of pain but somewhat comparable to having my biopsy in lung. I am on Tylenol and delaudid. I choose the lowest amount and will increase amounts today as I get up to walk. Will post another update soon. All in all I am feeling positive and good with less pain than I expected. I had Lobectomy approximately 12 hrs ago. 
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    Seventhson reacted to Rower Michelle in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    That’s great.  So glad to hear the procedure went well.  Onward- to the NED path.  Keep us posted.  You’re prayer posse is in action! 
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    Seventhson reacted to BridgetO in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Great to hear you did so well. Thanks for letting us know.
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    Seventhson reacted to LexieCat in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    So glad to hear it went so well!  You'll be back to your old self in no time, I'm betting.
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    Seventhson reacted to Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Seventhson,
    Posting the day after surgery -- my hero!
    Recover quickly. Start lapping the ward and...
    Stay the course.
    Tom
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    Seventhson got a reaction from PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Thanks so much 
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Doing good. Surgery went well. Had some issues with my blood pressure dropping but I had already spoken to anesthesia about that so med was kept in operating room with me. In recovery same concerns about blood pressure. I was in recovery about an hour longer than expected. The pain was not as bad as I thought. It is a lot of pain but somewhat comparable to having my biopsy in lung. I am on Tylenol and delaudid. I choose the lowest amount and will increase amounts today as I get up to walk. Will post another update soon. All in all I am feeling positive and good with less pain than I expected. I had Lobectomy approximately 12 hrs ago. 
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    Seventhson reacted to PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Good news!
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    Seventhson got a reaction from PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Doing good. Surgery went well. Had some issues with my blood pressure dropping but I had already spoken to anesthesia about that so med was kept in operating room with me. In recovery same concerns about blood pressure. I was in recovery about an hour longer than expected. The pain was not as bad as I thought. It is a lot of pain but somewhat comparable to having my biopsy in lung. I am on Tylenol and delaudid. I choose the lowest amount and will increase amounts today as I get up to walk. Will post another update soon. All in all I am feeling positive and good with less pain than I expected. I had Lobectomy approximately 12 hrs ago. 
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    Seventhson reacted to PaulaC in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Prayers
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    Seventhson got a reaction from Tom Galli in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    That’s great news. I had my pre-op today and it went well. Thursday I will have surgery. It should take around 4 hrs. So I will post as soon as I can. It is good to hear how others did. 
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    Seventhson reacted to Rower Michelle in Neuroendocrine lung cancer .   
    Prayers for you my friend!  
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