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12 mm Spiculated Nodule upper right lobe

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@joaniepnw

Hugs to all,
I was in a car accident on 1-2-24 and after complaining about some mid-back pain to my pain doctor in February, he ordered a CT scan and a 26 x 11 mm very suspicious nodule for lung cancer was found in the LLL. My surgery is on 4-17-24. When I met with the surgeon I forgot to ask a lot of questions, I was nervous. Like how long is the recovery time? How long until I can make/cook dinner? Usually how long until I can drive? I would appreciate any tips you can offer to a newbie.
Thanks, Joanie

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I had my upper left lobe taken out seven years ago in one month I was back in the gym. In three weeks, I was driving. Don’t worry, you’re You’re going to Do great. Are you getting robotic surgery? That’s what I had.

Hugs to you too! I know this is not an easy time for you, there is nothing easy about any of this. Just know, that there are so many great people in here who has been a tremendous support.
Do you know if you are having VATS? That's what mine was and recovery time is about 2-4 weeks before I can go back to work. However, it all depends on what kind of work you do. You can usually drive after 1 week as long as you are of the pain medication. I was able to make/cook meals right away after getting home from hospital, it took a lot of effort though. I recommend having some easy meals ready in the freezer ahead of time. Make some big batches of soup and freeze if you can. Best of wishes for a speedy recovery ❤️