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HI

All this poking and discomfort I am having on my right side has had one positive side effect - it has improved my posture while sitting. :) I don't slouch as often as I used to. Will be glad when all that goes away - sometimes it makes me really really grouchy. Just needed to tell someone who has been there --- now maybe I won't be soooo grouchy!

Thanks for listening!

EileenM

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Eileen,

Oh, go on...be grouchy..you deserve it!! :)

Some days, my right side bothers me so much that I tend to still list to one side...I lean a bit to the right. It usually happens later in the day..I didn't think it was noticeable until someone at work asked me if I hurt my foot cos I looked like I was limping. Didn't want to tell them I was actually listing like a ship!! :lol: .

I'm actually waiting for it to go away...any day now....would be nice. I think the numbness is wearing off some and I am feeling it more actually.

My surgeon had told me it was normal..all the nerves there were affected. Oh well...at least we're not alone!

Debi

47 years old

Stage 1A-nsclc

Surgery June 16, 2003 - mid & upper lobe removed

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My gosh, Debi, I looked at your picture and you're right, you DO lean to the right! :lol::lol:

I find that I kind fold up on the left in an attempt to STRETCH it....but when I FIRST started dealing with it, it was a lean to the right... It still just ain't RIGHT!

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Before I was diagnosed I would wake up in middle of the night with a charliehorse (leg cramp). Sometimes I would have one in both legs at same time. Doctor told me it was stress of being on feet all day. I also would tend to limp on my legs at times cause my knees were sore. After I had chemo/radiation all this went away. Might be a coinsidence I don't know. What I do know is I feel and look a lot better since my lung was taken out. Everybody I see daily says ...you look good and your color is back. Just wanted to share this since I could not sleep.

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Hi

I took your advice Debi and stayed grouchy - for a little while. :) Then I went to bed. I don't feel the poking, etc. too much when I first get up BUT as the day goes on, the poking, etc. increases. My surgeon told me the same thing that it was normal...... I sit up straight and lean to the left alot - I found I lean even when I'm in a restaurant or waiting room. Learned to take an end chair in the waiting room so I don't freak out the person sitting next to me :lol: but then I wonder if they think I am trying to "avoid" them while sitting next to them and leaning :lol: .

Luvmydog2 - sorry you are not able to sleep. I went through 3 weeks of sleeping 3-4 hours a night and one all-nighter(played computer games, crocheted, read, watched TV) and finally when I had my 2nd follow-up post surgery I asked for help for not sleeping. Got a prescription for Ambien and it worked. Cannot believe how much better I feel after a week of sleep. So maybe your doctor can help you if this continues.

Take care!

EileenM

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Hi Ellen

That's funny :lol: Fortunately I've had 2 X-rays done since the lobe removal and no strange things show up! Had an appointment with the pulmonologist today and he said the same as the surgeon that this could go on for a few months and also maybe that it can go away and then come back for awhile. Whoopee!!

Eileen

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