Minh Posted November 25, 2021 Share Posted November 25, 2021 11-25-2021, Happy Thanksgiving to all, I just had a lobectomy 8 days ago (11-17-2021) at MD Anderson in Houston Texas. First time in 20 years I am away from home on Thanksgiving day. Typically every year on this day, I’d put a huge chunky turkey in the oven before we’d get together and go out to see local Thanksgiving parade with our two kids and my brother’s family (he died last year of lung cancer). Then we would come home and stuff ourselves with juicy turkey and smash potatoes. Afterward, we would spend all night looking for Black Fridays deals. This time we’ll watch it on tv in the hotel without our kids and without our only few nephews and nieces which will definitely make me feel isolated and disconnected. My recovery is going fine I supposed because my surgeon has gone on vacation immediately after the surgery and I won’t see him until next Monday. The pain is manageable with meds. I am easily tired, have shortness of breath, and chest pain when cough which is expected. I am not sure if I have air leakage or not because every time I take a deep breath I can hear a raspy noise. No pain just raspy noise. I just got the pathology report yesterday and have not discussed with surgeon yet. Here is the summary of the report: 1. Lymph nodes stations: 11R, 9R, N1, 11R, 7, 4R, 10R are negative for tumor. 2. Tumor size: 1.5x1.6x1.7 cm. 3. Tumor site: right lower lobe of lung. 4. Histologic Type: invasive adenocarcinoma, acinar predominant. 5. Histologic Grade G2: Moderately differentiated 6. Tumor Focality: single focus 7. Visceral pleura invasion: not identified. 8. Direct invasion of adjacent structures: no adjacent structures present It’s appear to be good news because few experienced members of this forum have believed so and told me so. I am cautiously welcoming and celebrating all the good news I can get. But I do have a question if anyone has recurrent (local, regional, or distant) after complete lobectomy? How long after lobectomy did recurrent occur? Happy Thanksgiving to all! I used to be thankful every year, now I am thankful everyday! Tom Galli and Deb W 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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