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    chloesmom got a reaction from ColleenRae in Lobectomy?? to have not not   
    I had an upper left lobectomy in 2003.  I am still working, go to fitness classes at my gym, run (ok kind of slow run!), and walk 18 holes at the golf course.  I do yard work, clean house, etc.  in other words, I do everything I did before my surgery-you can have a good life after a lobectomy.  Do the breathing exercises afterwards and start with walking. 
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    chloesmom got a reaction from PaulaC in Lobectomy?? to have not not   
    I had an upper left lobectomy in 2003.  I am still working, go to fitness classes at my gym, run (ok kind of slow run!), and walk 18 holes at the golf course.  I do yard work, clean house, etc.  in other words, I do everything I did before my surgery-you can have a good life after a lobectomy.  Do the breathing exercises afterwards and start with walking. 
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    chloesmom got a reaction from M.J. in Lobectomy?? to have not not   
    I had an upper left lobectomy in 2003.  I am still working, go to fitness classes at my gym, run (ok kind of slow run!), and walk 18 holes at the golf course.  I do yard work, clean house, etc.  in other words, I do everything I did before my surgery-you can have a good life after a lobectomy.  Do the breathing exercises afterwards and start with walking. 
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    chloesmom got a reaction from bjacksontex in My 6 month post op CT scan   
    All of my scans in recent years have been without contrast-try not to worry too much about it-with scans to compare, I think that those reading them are better able to see new issues.
     
    good luck to you,
     
    Cindy
     
     
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    chloesmom got a reaction from KatieB in Too Scared to Schedule Surgery   
    Hi Ralph,
     
    I too was so afraid of surgery.  Except for an overnight in the hospital after early stage breast cancer surgery, I had never spent a night in the hospital either.  But, I decided the only way that thing in my lung was going away was if I got to the hospital and did the surgery.  It was terrifying to me too-it was everything I could do to put one foot in front of the other that morning walking into that place. 
     
    However, after the surgery they did a good job of managing my pain.  And they got me up in the chair the second day.  The third day they made me walk up and down the hallway.  After the first walk, I realized that the quicker I got my strength back, the sooner I could go home.  I walked all afternoon and evening that day.  I guess it worked because I was sent home the next afternoon.  Then, once home, I really recovered quickly.
     
    It is scary, but take advantage of the opportunity to get that thing out while it's still small.  After that, then you can get on with life-
     
    Cindy
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    chloesmom got a reaction from bjacksontex in Too Scared to Schedule Surgery   
    Hi Ralph,
     
    I too was so afraid of surgery.  Except for an overnight in the hospital after early stage breast cancer surgery, I had never spent a night in the hospital either.  But, I decided the only way that thing in my lung was going away was if I got to the hospital and did the surgery.  It was terrifying to me too-it was everything I could do to put one foot in front of the other that morning walking into that place. 
     
    However, after the surgery they did a good job of managing my pain.  And they got me up in the chair the second day.  The third day they made me walk up and down the hallway.  After the first walk, I realized that the quicker I got my strength back, the sooner I could go home.  I walked all afternoon and evening that day.  I guess it worked because I was sent home the next afternoon.  Then, once home, I really recovered quickly.
     
    It is scary, but take advantage of the opportunity to get that thing out while it's still small.  After that, then you can get on with life-
     
    Cindy
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    chloesmom got a reaction from Tom Galli in Lobectomy?? to have not not   
    I had an upper left lobectomy in 2003.  I am still working, go to fitness classes at my gym, run (ok kind of slow run!), and walk 18 holes at the golf course.  I do yard work, clean house, etc.  in other words, I do everything I did before my surgery-you can have a good life after a lobectomy.  Do the breathing exercises afterwards and start with walking. 
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