melaniem Posted September 28, 2004 Share Posted September 28, 2004 Questions-----------i had lobectomy done 3 weeks ago. once we took out the epidural i started 'feeling' how bad i really did 'feel'. across my rib cage, under right breast is so sore. i tell my family it should be black and blue because that's how it feels. but of course, it's not, but what is it??? it goes from being numb, to sore. it seems a strange place to have such pain, is it from nerves in my back that were cut?? i have also started feeling shooting pains at the incision site which i'm assuming are also nerves. another thing is after lying on back at night, i have a lot of pain trying to breath. i think it's just general pain that will go away w/time but i thought maybe some of you might have experienced some of this too and could shed some light on it. i'm so excited that tomorrow will get rid of this @#$$ chest tube. the surgeon will also give me the go ahead to see my onc. so we can begin working on the next phase, chemo. i'm excited to start (OK, wrong choice of words, maybe not excited but anxious) so then i'm one step closer to getting my life back, of going back to work, etc. i'm still struggling w/what to do about my job. ya'll remember i'm a hairstylist, specializing in color. i make good money but i guess it's not worth my life. i plan to talk to onc. about it. one more quick thought, has absolutely nothing to do with any of this, just something i read that has stuck with me. "Cancer gives people around you the opportunity to rise to the occasion. Our job is to LET them". i like it because i have such a hard time letting other people do things for me. hope everyone has a wonderful day. xoxoxo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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