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NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Oct 18, 2020 | Replies (32)

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@grandmar– Good morning Ronnie. Welcome back to Connect. It's been about a year since you last posted. I know that this past year has been pretty rough for a lot of people because of COVID-19. And a lot of lung operations and treatments were delayed. I hope that you and your family fared well throughout it.

Lobectomies change the geographical structures of the chest cavity. And on top of that, there are chest tubes that are needed to drain old blood and fluids from the chest cavity. I had a lot of painful cramping on my right side after my first lobectomy and wound up re-breaking a rib. Since it's only two weeks since your operation I would give it more time. Your chest has to get used to its new structure. It takes a while to heal from chest surgery.

Are you up and around? Otherwise, feeling pretty good? What kind of cancer was found?

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Hello!
Yes, it has been a minute since I last posted. Frankly, things were going well and when COVID struck, I was busy homeschooling my 3rd grade granddaughter. Lucky I was a former teacher!

The first doctor I had a consult with talked about removing the bottom lobe of my left lung. That is not why I decided not to go with him. The doctor I chose felt that just removing the nodule and some lymph nodes would be just as good. Guess time will tell. I actually went with this doctor because he is part of a cancer center and the center as well as the doctor was recommended by another doctor in Maryland.

Anyway, I've been up and around since the day of my surgery. Right now I can't go swimming, so I go on the tread mill for approximately 1/2 hour, twice a day. Since I have walking issues, it is not fast but at least I keep pace and work my lungs. Other than the pain, I feel fine. No problems breathing!!!!

As far as the type of cancer, once I see the doctor, I am sure he will give me a more definitive answer to that question.

How are you doing?????

Ronnie

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