-Cheryl- Posted November 16, 2003 Share Posted November 16, 2003 Hello Everyone, I had another postop appt. with my surgeon this past week. An x-ray showed something cloudy going on in my lung that I had surgery on. The Dr. thought it was some kind of infection, maybe bronchitis. I still have the dry cough, but no breathing difficulties or fever. I asked him if it could be aspirated fluid , because I still choke at time on fluids. My esophagus does not close fast enough when I drink, or I will choke and hav a coughing attack due to acid reflux. I have no pain any longer, like I did when going through radiaton. However, sometimes just swallow wrong. Any how, I have started that exaggerated, irrational thinking process....could this be pneumonia? What if its cancer? THe doctor didn't give me anything for it and said, "I'll see you back in Feb.!" Now, I had a CAT scan done only 11 days prior and Onc said nothing of a cloudy area in my lung. He said, "All looks O.K., just a lot of changes due to surgery. You also have a very small plueral effusion due to the trauma your lungs have been through, which is normal" Would an infection look like this on an x-ray? Has anyone experienced any of this? I have been feeling anxious and not sleeping well. Any insight would be appreciated. Cheryl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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