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Lobectomy tomorrow -11/29/18


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At 71, I had upper right lobe removed through VATS (video assisted thorasic surgery). Surgery was on a Friday. I was released on Sunday. Any questions and issues I had were posted here. I received a lot of good advice. Wishing you a smooth surgery and good recovery. We're here for you.

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Hi Robb,

You probably won't see this until after your surgery but we're all thinking of you.  Although I'm a decade younger, but I live alone as well and I went through pneumonectomy this May (they took out my entire right lung), came home after 3 days and recovered fine.  Getting used to functioning with 1 lung took me a while, but with lobectomy, you won't feel the difference (so my surgeon said about lobectomy vs pneumonectomy).

Sending you prayers, healing thoughts, good vibes... whichever you prefer, I'm sending you all :)

Keep us posted.

MB

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The breathing's not getting any better ,that is why I'm still in ICU. The lung doctor does know what is going on . Any thing I do I run out of breath,from, the  bed to the chair I run out of breath which is not right.

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After completing radiation in October, I got pneumonia. My breathing was challenged. I couldn't use breathing exercisers.  So, I would breathe in through nose as deeply as I could....breathe out through pursed lips.  Hopefully, they figure out what is compromising your breathing.

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Well I got aspiration pneumonia in the other lung that has COPD. If I new this would be the results of it I would have  never had the surgery!!!!  I have always been able to breathe fine and now I can't move from the bed to the chair without gasping for air. I feel that myl ife is ruined  now.

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