dsm7773 Posted September 24, 2021 Share Posted September 24, 2021 Hello. My name is Debbie. On August 18, 2021 I had an upper left lobectomy and during the procedure 12 nodes biopsied. I am blessed. The nodes were negative. I am in remission, no other treatment at this time, only monitoring. I have emphysema as well. After reading many of the posts on this site, I realize how blessed I am as well as how weak an individual I am. I am extremely emotional after the surgery. I am told the emotions are normal. I don't know what happened to me, but I feel I am suffering PTS and fear the PTS moving to PTSD. My experience was very dark. However my doctor and all medical staff were great! I have had great support from family, friends and my church. I don't have a clue what has happened to me. I am 59 years old and smoked for 47 years of the 59. I am not surprised to have lung cancer. I fear another future diagnosis of lung cancer. The reason I fear a future diagnosis is because right now I can not see myself allowing another lung surgery. It has been that traumatic for me. I had a colon resection 10 years ago and had no emotional issue. I am not understanding why I am stuck in this dark place since the surgery. Claudia, ColleenRae, Babs and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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