Pain after lung cancer surgery

Posted by babs1956 @babs1956, Feb 23 8:38am

Seven years ago I had my upper left lung removed. I’m still having pain. Will this pain ever go away thank you.

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@pb50

What type Of pain?

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Burning & tightness

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Burning and tightness

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Hi,

Is it near the incision or your ribs? I had a lobectomy in September- my cancer mentor had one 10 years ago. She told me she still has pain from time to time. Is yours ongoing or does it come and go? Are you on Gabapentin? If not maybe that would help.
I have pain but I am not that far out from surgery. I take gabapentin and use a lidocaine patch at night.
What does your doc say?

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It is near the incision. I just called the doctor today. I’m not taking any medication but I do use Biofreeze and it helps with the burning. It feels tight and it’s numb when I touch it. I’m waiting for the nurse to call me back.

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@aprilradek

Hi,

Is it near the incision or your ribs? I had a lobectomy in September- my cancer mentor had one 10 years ago. She told me she still has pain from time to time. Is yours ongoing or does it come and go? Are you on Gabapentin? If not maybe that would help.
I have pain but I am not that far out from surgery. I take gabapentin and use a lidocaine patch at night.
What does your doc say?

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Yes it’s by the incision I do not take any medication. I just called the doctors office today and I’m waiting for the nurse to call me back. It’s numb when I touch it and I feel like there’s something in there. I’m using Biofreeze for the burning but it’s constant burning.

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@babs1956

It is near the incision. I just called the doctor today. I’m not taking any medication but I do use Biofreeze and it helps with the burning. It feels tight and it’s numb when I touch it. I’m waiting for the nurse to call me back.

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Great feedback from April … Gabapentin may help. I didn’t like the drug but most people tolerate it well.

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@pb50

Great feedback from April … Gabapentin may help. I didn’t like the drug but most people tolerate it well.

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Thank you I haven’t heard from the nurse, so I guess I’ll call back on Monday

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@babs1956

Thank you I haven’t heard from the nurse, so I guess I’ll call back on Monday

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Well, I hope you get some support on Monday- I have the numbness too. Our poor bodies have been through so much.
I haven't heard of BioFreeze is it similar to a lidocaine patch?

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@aprilradek

Well, I hope you get some support on Monday- I have the numbness too. Our poor bodies have been through so much.
I haven't heard of BioFreeze is it similar to a lidocaine patch?

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Google this
“Back patches for muscle pain”

There are a bunch. I’ve used Salon Pas and @babs1956 mentioned BioFreeze. One is Lidocaine to numb it. They do help.

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