JerseyRose Posted January 15, 2021 Share Posted January 15, 2021 After having 2 CT scans, 2 PET scans, 2 Pulmonary Function Tests and a CT Guided Needle Biopsy ( over the course 6 months time), I finally got to see a thoracic surgeon today and we scheduled a surgery date for January 28th. My doctor told me that he would be doing a Thoracotomy with right middle lobectomy/right upper lobe wedge resection with possible lobectomy/ mediastinal lymph node dissection/CRYO ablation surgery. I was hoping to get the VATS surgery because I read that it’s less painful and has a shorter recuperation time but my doctor said the more involved surgery is what I need. Luckily my lung nodules are very small ( both under 3 cm) so I caught the lung cancer early and expect to have a good outcome. I was wondering if anyone else on this forum had this type of surgery and how you felt when you came home from the hospital? I live alone and have no one to help me around the house so I would like to know what to expect. Any info you have would be helpful to me. Thanks for listening. GaryG, Sally Lash, LouT and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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