Posted by David
on October 06, 2000 at 16:01:47:
In Reply to: Re: lobectomy posted by Maureen on September 30, 2000 at 13:11:20:
: To Linda
: I am 6 weeks post op from upper left lobectomy and still have much pain in back muscles to deal with. My surgeon said he didn't cut any muscles during op, but I think they must have been stretched dreadfully. How was your recovery? Am I unusual or did you have a similar experience?
TO; Linda & Maureen
I had a lobectomy of my right lung 18 months ago. Two lobes removed due to pneumonia thinking it was cancer.
Spreading the ribs do take some time to begin feeling some healing. I do not know if muscle is cut but do know that I can put my shoulder blade out without much effort and it feel that muscles have been cut. I have found that chiropratic visits helps a lot. Don't forget you were bent over on your side during the operation.
Regarding radiation therary. I know it is not a welcomed recommendation but does have some effectiveness in eradicating any missed cells. Go for it girl and remember that God is with you.
The Mayo Clinic has a good sight to check out for more detailed info and its successes.
Good luck to both of you. God Bless!