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@texasgal121

The nodule was malignant, so dr removed lower left lobe. Also tested lymph nodes but NO involvement, so I am now cancer free! Just got home yesterday from 2 weeks in hospital. Removing the tube in my lung was no picnic! Still waking up in the night needing pain meds. Thank you for checking on me!

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@texasgal121 – I'm so happy for you that there wasn't any nodule involvement. I haven't had any either although some are inflamed. And this is fine with me as long as they don't change!

I'm with you on chest tubes. My first lobectomy was a horror show because it was done by an intern who just pulled them out, didn't hold my skin, or tell me to. He just pulled. He told me to exhale. When my doctor came he was surprised that not all the tubes had been removed so he had to do it himself. YIKES! The second time I was at a different hospital, Mass General in Boston. They have nurses who are trained to remove tubes. One had me doing some breathing exercises that she had me do with her as she was pressing down on my side ribs and the other pulled the tubes. No PAIN!

You were in the hospital for 2 weeks? Were there complications?

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