Jul 30, 2013 - 12:26 am
Hi! I had breast cancer in 2009 and was NED until they found lung cancer last month in the top of my left lung. I am having more tests run this week and may get the VATS surgery scheduled for next week. Can anyone tell me anything about it? Is it painful? Was the recovery a long time, months? My surgeon said it could be 3 to 6 months for recovery and that I could not lift anything over 10 pounds. Were you in the hospital long? He said perhaps 4 days. Did you have a drain and did you come home with it? Could you sleep in your own bed when you got home? Could you shower very soon?
Sorry for all of the questions..I am just scared and don't know anyone with any personal experience with this.
Thanks in advance!