Mar 31, 2013 - 10:04 am
My husband underwent a right upper lobectomy on 2/4/13. He was diagnosed Stage 1A Adenocarcinoma. His oncologist advised that he doesn't need chemo or radiation but will need CT scans every six months and will see the oncologist every 3 months. My question is how long before the pain subsides? He went to his surgeon last Wednesday and he has released him to go back to work. My husband does heavy labor and I worry they are sending him back too early. He still has pain in the front of his rib cage where the chest tubes (two of them) were and his incision is swollen. It's no infected the surgeon said, and it's normal. Can anyone she some light on when the pain might go away? Does it ever go away completely?