blaze100 Posted February 16, 2007 Share Posted February 16, 2007 Can you take a big breath like you used to before surgery? I can't. I really miss taking a great big deep breath to the bottom of my lungs and letting it out. Every time I try, my bad side fills up first and my good side only fills about half way. Not very satisfying. I've done lots of exercise, lost weight and all the yoga and breathing "through the tummy"...but still I can only take about half the breath I used to. My oxygen saturation runs about 99-100% so I'm getting enough air. It would feel so good to just stretch out the lungs/rib cage like I used to. Does anyone else have this problem after surgery? And if so, do you have the elevated diaphragm too? Barb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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