How Difficult is Lung Cancer Surgery ...
lulete

Aurora, Canada

#185 Aug 27, 2013
Hi My boyfriend had the operation on August 14, 2 weeks now, He is very tired and has a tickling in his througt constantly is that normal?
Suzie

Whitby, Canada

#186 Aug 27, 2013
His body is recovering from his surgery and he will be tired and also this could be from his medication. I did not have a tickle in my throat but he should ask his doctor. It could be from the tube down his throat from surgery. Again ask his doctor.
dorothy

United States

#187 Sep 6, 2013
had top right lung removed,,cancer,,no treaments after been 6 weeks,,my problem now is a lot of pressure,skin crawling..anything I can do to help
Suzie

Whitby, Canada

#188 Sep 6, 2013
Sounds like it may be your nerve endings. I had a physiotherapist suggest lightly slapping and messaging the area. Have you asked your doctor?
Dorothy

United States

#189 Sep 6, 2013
Suzie wrote:
Sounds like it may be your nerve endings. I had a physiotherapist suggest lightly slapping and messaging the area. Have you asked your doctor?
yes he said it was normal
doris

Dublin, Ireland

#190 Sep 7, 2013
Dorothy wrote:
<quoted text>yes he said it was normal
i had my surgery 2 months ago now and thank god am recovering so well that i started back to work part time last week i to have numbness and a pins and needles sensation under my left breast but was told its normal due to nerve end damage but to be honest i can live with that just knowing i am cancer free now is all i want hope everyone gets the good news that i did and recovers well xx
dorothy

United States

#191 Sep 8, 2013
gong into my seventh week,still have pressure on my right side had my top lope removed because of caner getting real depressed don't have so much the pain as I do pressure and skin feeling numb or like crawling...got were I want to cry a lot...I do know I am going to get better..just when????
doris

Dublin, Ireland

#192 Sep 8, 2013
dorothy wrote:
gong into my seventh week,still have pressure on my right side had my top lope removed because of caner getting real depressed don't have so much the pain as I do pressure and skin feeling numb or like crawling...got were I want to cry a lot...I do know I am going to get better..just when????
it sounds to me like you might have some post op depression dorothy...have you talked bout this with your doc?...i got it when i was into my fourth week but i am good now thank god....i hope you feel better real soon xx
Cecelia

Great Falls, MT

#193 Sep 18, 2013
I had the lower half of my right lung removed 4 weeks ago.
Reading about your recovery has me in a lot better mood as I thought I would be recovering in at least a month. Now I know it will be at least 3 months. I am on oxygen and when I am not I get short of breath very easily. Any exertion causes shortness of breath. I have not been in any pain at all. The doctor went in through my back, it does not hurt there either. The biggest problem I have is getting a good night sleep. The nurse suggested I take hydrocodine at night. That helps.
Suzie

Whitby, Canada

#194 Sep 18, 2013
Hi Cecelia,

When I talked to my doctor about shortness of breath he likened to working out to prepare for a marathon. He said time and exercise would improve breathlessness. It has been almost 2 years since my surgery. I work out at the gym 3 times a week. I still get breathless climbing stairs and if walking fast....but so far I am healthy and cancer free. I found sleep the most difficult but it did get easier in time. Good luck with your journey.

Suzie
Susan

Vancouver, WA

#195 Oct 28, 2013
Hi folks. I am 71 years old and recently underwent removal of my left lung, following chemo and radiation treatments. Surgery was 7/16/13 so I am three months plus down the line and am working hard to recover. I have always been very active and and walking 30-40 minutes a day. Hoping to return to my aqua exercise class sometime this winter, but I am still short of breath and pretty weak. I am hoping to regain much of my strength in a few months. I also had to stop taking pain pills as they were interfering with my sleep and my digestive system. Am sleeping better now. Anyone out there who can give me a feel for whether I am nuts to expect to return to some strength and how long it might take if I keep on pushing on myself? Any other suggestions. I have also lost a lot of weight (116 before surgery, 104 now) which is driving me nuts. Yuk on Ensure. I would appreciate any feedback or even just contact. Thanks.
Suzy

Ajax, Canada

#196 Oct 28, 2013
Susan wrote:
Hi folks. I am 71 years old and recently underwent removal of my left lung, following chemo and radiation treatments. Surgery was 7/16/13 so I am three months plus down the line and am working hard to recover. I have always been very active and and walking 30-40 minutes a day. Hoping to return to my aqua exercise class sometime this winter, but I am still short of breath and pretty weak. I am hoping to regain much of my strength in a few months. I also had to stop taking pain pills as they were interfering with my sleep and my digestive system. Am sleeping better now. Anyone out there who can give me a feel for whether I am nuts to expect to return to some strength and how long it might take if I keep on pushing on myself? Any other suggestions. I have also lost a lot of weight (116 before surgery, 104 now) which is driving me nuts. Yuk on Ensure. I would appreciate any feedback or even just contact. Thanks.
My doctor told me recovery was like training for a marathon ...it all takes time. I only had removal of 1/3 of a lung 2 years ago and I am back to almost normal. I still get out of breath on stairs and in cold weather ....other than that I am back to normal. My appetite came back....sometimes I wish it hadn't.....easy for dieting. The main thing is what does your doctor say about your recovery ....do they feel you are on target.
Susan

Vancouver, WA

#197 Oct 28, 2013
The doctors keep telling me I am doing well and that I need to be patient. It is good to hear that you are so much better. I will keep pushing and see what I can do to get stronger. It is just so slow and so discouraging. However, it has got to be better than lung cancer. I have my first scans in two weeks to see if there is any sign it is coming back. Wish me luck. And thanks for your response. It is good to touch bases with someone else who has been here. Take care and keep strong.
mary

United States

#198 Nov 6, 2013
Hello everyone, my father will be getting a portion of his lung removed and staying with me during his recovery. I am trying to make his stay with me as comfortable as possible. Does anyone have any advice? I have a lift chair being delivered, a tv set up, I put blackout curtians up figuring he will need rest for the first couple of weeks of returning home. I also had all of my vents cleaned in my house. Bought an air purifier. Had everyone who will be in constant contact with him get a flu and pneumonia shot. I gave him the room closest to the bathroom. Am I missing anything? I want him to feel comfortable and at ease while staying but also do everything I can to promote healing. I would love to hear any and all advice. My dad has always been healthy and very active. At 54 I know he is going to be stir crazy and not want to lay around. He is the strongest man I know... and I am afraid he wont want to ask me for any help but I know if I offer it he will accept. Thanks everyone!
Suzy

Ajax, Canada

#199 Nov 7, 2013
Wow Mary...you have thought of everything.

At 67 I had 1/3 of my right lung removed and within 10 days was hosting Christmas dinner for 14....with help of course. My husband lost his licence due to medical reason and I was driving a week after my surgery. With the new advances in keyhole surgery recovery is much faster. Within 3 weeks I was back at the gym. The biggest problem after surgery was sleeping due to the incision and wearing a bra.......your dad won't have the bra problem.

All my medical expert told me to push myself and get up and walk. Recovery is a frame of mind. The pain medication in some causes depression. The best thing is to ween yourself off as soon as possible. As with most things with pain nights were the worst.

Your Dad is lucky to have you and good luck with his surgery.
Dionne

Princeton, IL

#200 Nov 7, 2013
My husband Danny Has M.A.C (microbial avium complex)! It comes from of all places breathing in DRIED UP BIRD POOP that has turned to dust and now is floating through the air our husbands and other family members breath at certain places they work such as the closing of cement plants and the nuke plants my husband maintained because he made his living at Iron Working, he puts on a brave face for me but I don't think I'm doing a great job of it for him! already sent myself into seizures last weekend (I have Epilepsy)!Can any one tell me what to expect when he comes out of that surgery room I guess that's what I've been really afraid of and thinking mostly besides well you know what (I wont say that)!!
Lia

Doncaster, Australia

#201 Nov 7, 2013
I am now 4 weeks post surgery right upper lobe, I try very hard to continue improving every day, but am having a very bad day today , the pain under my breast is dreadful today, it has been numb until yesterday, I feel like just sleeping today, has anyone else felt like that, or should I work harder at keeping going

Since: Sep 13

Bangalore, India

#202 Nov 7, 2013
The outcome depends on the type of problem being treated, how much of the lung is removed, and your overall health before surgery.
Jack Perez

Cairo, Egypt

#203 Nov 7, 2013
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Suzy

Ajax, Canada

#204 Nov 8, 2013
Lia wrote:
I am now 4 weeks post surgery right upper lobe, I try very hard to continue improving every day, but am having a very bad day today , the pain under my breast is dreadful today, it has been numb until yesterday, I feel like just sleeping today, has anyone else felt like that, or should I work harder at keeping going
It's normal to have a bad day doing your recovery. The process is an emotional roller coaster. If you ave a bad an you feel like sleeping...curl up and sleep or read ...but just for the day. Keep pushing as you will get better.

It sounds like your nerve endings are regenerating. I was told to massage and lightly slap the area.

If the pain continues talk to your doctor for solutions.

Good luck you will improve.

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