Apr 10, 2012 - 4:01 pm
I was shocked when I got the call that Mom was being discharged. Her surgery lasted less than 5 hours. Today she is very happy to be home, but she is extremely short of breath. I'm wondering if shortness of breath is a common side effect. She had daily chest scans and there is no sign of pneumonia, but she is having difficulty with the smallest of tasks. There is another thread about this, but she is having lots of coughing too (which I guess is normal). Now that we're over the hump of surgery I feel like a new set of symptoms are setting in. Pathology report comes in tomorrow. Fingers crossed.