Apr 08, 2002 - 9:07 pm
I have nsclc stage 1 and had surgery March 1. A lobectomy removed the lump and there was no lymph involvement or signs of cancer anywhere else. Since the surgery was successful, my doctor said I do not need chemo or radiation. After reading a lot of these postings, it sounds like alot of people had chemo before surgery or atleast after surgery.
My doctor explained that the side effects can out way the results, if all the cancer was removed during surgery.
What have others heard on this.
Also, in regardings to pain, has anyone experienced a burning sensation (nerves?) and a rubing of the ribs and a pulling of not sure what? The weight of my breast seems to pull on the healing of surgery. My doctor told me that it is normal to hurt for 2-3 months after surgery.
What have everyone else experienced?
What type of activity is normal after post op 5 weeks? Driving? Laundry? Shopping? Dishes? Cooking?