Jenuleaf55 Posted May 12, 2018 Share Posted May 12, 2018 I found this site by doing a general search so thought I’d try it out. I am a 55yr old woman with recurrence of lung cancer after 3.5 yrs remission; had chemo/radiotherapy last time. It’s assessed as T2N1M0, 7cm. Dr’s recommended (open) surgery. I already have a lot of nerve pain - due to crushed vertebrae in neck - which means my right arm/ hand is painful and numb (parathesia?) and doesn’t work properly and I have been reading about the similar chronic, persistent nerve damage pain the surgery can leave you with. I’ve decided against surgery but my surgeon didn’t mention post operative, persistent pain at all and it was only by reading about the surgery that I discovered about 50% of patients end up with it. It’s probably a higher % than is reported, too. I’d like to hear from people who’ve had open surgery and their experience with pain plus people who’ve had alternative to surgery treatment. 😁😃🤞🎉 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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