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One week checkup with the surgeib


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I came home a little less than a week ago and had my first checkup with the surgeon. 

I have a leak in one of the lung lobes I have left. (RUL was removed.)

He wants to watch it for another week to see if it heals.

What if it doesn't heal? Does anyone have any experience with that?




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Oh yes I unfortunately have lots of experience. A leaky lobe is not as bad as a leaky empty chest. My leak took 2 surgeries and 3 stent procedures to resolve. 

I’m hoping after a week, you’ll be fine. 

Stay the course. 


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Leaky loves and air in your chest after surgery does happen.  In most cases it resolved itself.  In some, likeTom’s, it requires another surgery to fix.   

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