On October 16, 2001 I had the upper two lobes of my right lung removed. Six weeks have passed and I am still in a great deal of pain.
In the month I have been home, the pain seems
to be perhaps worse than it was when I first came home. I am still taking 1-2 vicodans every 3 hours. Also, I am easily winded; just
talking on the telephone can leave me breathless. Is this "normal?" My surgeon blames much of my pain on a mastectomy on the same side of my body last June, and shoulder complications from that surgery, but this pain
feels distinct and lower on my body--almost like a metal vise which is often tightened.
I'd very much like to hear from others who have had this surgery/