LyndaT Posted March 18, 2020 Share Posted March 18, 2020 I had my lower right lobectomy by robotic surgery March 12. Prior to the surgery I did not have a biopsy as both my pulmonologist and surgeon said it looked like cancer and needed to come out. Well, sadly, they were both right. I do not have the pathology back yet on the tumor or on the lymph nodes. They are pretty hopeful, based on my PET scans that it did not spread to the lymph nodes. I will find out on Monday when I go for my post op visit. As for the surgery and recovery, I had it on Thursday, got the chest tube out Friday morning and went home mid day on Friday. I was out of bed Thursday night to use the bathroom, several times. Not an easy task, but better than the alternatives. As for the pain, it was pretty much as bad as I expected, and really still is. I am 5 days out from surgery, feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest and every time I move he kicks me really hard. Hoping this passes soon. Pretty short of breath when I get up, and sometimes even just sitting (probably from talking). I would love to be able to take a deep breath. ColleenRae 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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