@thankful Thanks for your reply and insights.
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@Dawn I have not talked to anyone on the BiPap issue as everyone's concern in on the paralyzed diaphragm issues. BiPap was ordered to help me get some better sleep as I only get 2 hours in as many days due to the breathing difficulties. I will know more on the 23rd and will post an update then. Thank you so much.
Hi @teresa My NP suggested this might be the issue and wants to do a pulmonary test to rule out on the 23rd. Meantime, breathing has become very difficult now regardless of the position I am sitting. They did start me on BiPap but I have stopped it as it made me suffocate and start to choke. All of my research into this possible dx points to it exactly as my symptoms are identical and I feel it was surgically caused. Thank you for your reply.
I am a U.S. Marine amputee with left lower lobe loss. I was able to exercise, walk with a prosthesis, drive a car and could breathe without any assistance other than inhalers and a nebulizer for bronchiectasis. However, in 2014, I was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent surgical removal of the tumor in the right upper lobe. Since surgery, I have not recovered at all. I am on 6 LPM of oxygen, cannot walk, cannot lay flat or bend over, cannot take any deep or full breaths at all. I walk 2-3 steps and I have no air and cannot breathe at all. Feels like someone is sitting on my chest and I have to sit down and let my pulse come down. I was told by another Veteran that I have diaphragm paralysis. Can anyone shed some light on this, please? I am desperate and totally disgusted not being able to have any sort of normal life, let alone being able to simply BREATHE! Thank you, in advance, for any help in this matter.