First of all, I am struggling with this site, it is extremely slow, does anyone else have problems with this? By the time, I get to where I want to go, I forget what I wanted to write. Really, this takes minutes to move from one page to another. I don't have patience as it is so waiting for this site usually leads me off to another. So sorry for any non responses right away. I put a picture up and I don't know where that went, maybe it will show up on this post. I don't understand what expressions means or what do we write in blog. I guess it doesn't matter as I am only interested in discusssion boards.
I am glad to meet all of you and sorry we have this awful disease. My one doctor said,"Well, we all end up with something" I thought, what a terrible thing to say. Needless to say, she is no longer there.
Question on Lobectomy, do we all have to cough or is it that we obtain a cough? How long does it last? Is anyone bloated prior to surgery? This box for drainage, how is that attached to us or is it like an IV, we carry it? Do they inflate lung before surgery? Why and how would we get a leak? What is it that we are leaking? Water and blood? I wish I got this surgery asap, I am getting more nervous waiting so long. I want to know it all which is impossible as we are all so different.
Ellen: I will keep you posted, is there a private message area? Oh, and clothes, sport bras? What about while our stay in hospital, just wear the hospital gown, again, is that tube going to be in the way if we bring a night gown? Sorry so long....