Scruboak Posted May 24, 2020 Share Posted May 24, 2020 Went for my one week post lobectomy appointment yesterday. There is a large pleural effusion in the upper left lobe. Surgeon wants to get back in there to drain it - she says it is just getting larger and there is no other solution. I wondered why I was doing so poorly with spirometer even though I used it a lot. She can’t do a repeat VATS though until I see the hematologist next week since I had a lot of delayed bleeding the day after surgery. I just feel lousy today. I have no energy and the tears are just there behind my eyeballs. I know my hemoglobin is still low which can explain the lethargy and I understand now why it hurts with every breath. But Knowledge is not helping my pity party. Plan to take my ibuprofen and just go back to bed. Thanks for listening. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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