Aug 27, 2006 - 8:20 am
Help! After the second VATS procedure on my right lung to remove the middle lobe, my right abdominal muscles don't seem to be engaging. Situps are like impossible and I jerk when I cough if I don't brace myself on something heavy. The surgeon says he didn't operate there so it's not his concern. Meanwhile my back and gut hurts. This may be normal, but I don't know if the paralysis is or whether it gets better with time. Anybody else out there have a similar problem after surgery? Are there any exercises I should do or avoid to get better sooner?