@jasmine321 I don’t know if this is my second, or if the first never really went away. I was diagnosed, treated for 2.5 years, then “clear” for 6 yrs. My right middle lobe was filled with infection and bronchiectasis. I was scared also. They usually have the chest tube in for a day after surgery. It’s uncomfortable- probably worse than the incisions, but tolerable with pain meds and muscle relaxers. I should have gone home after 2 nights. Unfortunately when the PA pulled my chest tube, air leaked under my skin and I got subcutaneous emphasema, or crepitus. They had to put a chest tube back in to suction out the air. That caused me to be hospitalized 3 extra nights. I just had to stay positive and keep telling myself this will be over soon. You can do this!