Recovery after an operation

Posted by olympia @olympia, Apr 23 3:20pm

I watched Linda Wortman's ted talk. She was really an inspirational. She was talking paced breathing after an operation I am resarching a bit more about this . My dad's right lung was removed completely I just wonder if there is anyone who went through similar path? Many thanks

Hi @olympia,
Thank you for bringing up @llwortman's TedTalk Beating the Odds: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with One Lung. Her journey and recovery are nothing short of inspirational. Allow me to post the video of it here:

When did your father have surgery for lung cancer? How is he doing?

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We felt so much hope after watching her video. She is an amazing!

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Thank you for posting the video. Just what I needed to see!

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Good morning Juliette and @olympia. Lung cancer is not always considered a death sentence. My first lung cancer was 23+ years ago. I have had two types of lung cancer, both NSCLC. Although I have never had an entire lung removed I have had 2 lobectomies and 2 bouts of SBRT radiation.
A pneumonectomy (complete removal of a lung) is described here.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/multimedia/lung-cancer-surgery/img-20006167
How long has it been since your dad's pneumonectomy? How is he doing?

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It has been a month now. He feels a bit breathless but doing walk every day.

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Thank you for sharing ❤️It means a lot.

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