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katenorwood
Posts: 1829
Joined: May 2012

Hey everyone,

It's been awhile since I posted.  Had a vats wedge resect last yr. '12.  Just recently have been having issues with surgical site causing much discomfort.  I will be going back into pulmonologist for schedualed CT in Jan. '14.  Wondering if anyone else had or is having issues this far out after procedure ?  They resected about 1/4 of my lower right lung.  I will be going in tomorrow to see my primary (local) and asking for an x-ray because of the increasing pain.  Hard to take a deep breathe, and feels like swelling in that area.  Thanks for any insight !   Katie

gravelroad
Posts: 45
Joined: Oct 2013

What did they discover when you had Vats, was it cancer or benigh? Was just wondering sense you said it had been a year ago that you had Vats.Sounds like perhaps scar tissue , that can cause alot of discomfort. the binding feeling. I had galblatter surgery 35 years or so ago, still have that feeling although not nearly as much but still there . I had vats myself the 10th of Dec and what they found was benigh, I see the Dr this Frriday the 3rd. I am a little concerned because the path report did not match the ct scan that said ( before I had the surgery I had a 8.7 mm nodule) it only mentions a 4mm lymp node, so just a little confused on the final findings( hope they got the right spot) Any way questions for the Dr. I hope yours turns out to be a simple fix. Sending positive thoughts your way!!!!

katenorwood
Posts: 1829
Joined: May 2012

They were looking for mets (from my adenoid cystic carcinoma).  Had a 4 cm. spot that turned out to be inconclusive.  At first they told me beniegn, which I guess maybe the same thing.  I will think positively and go in thinking it's scar tissue.  My appointment is at 1:00 today.

I would go with the specialist that did the Vats....they are the ones that actually see and remove the tissue.  But ask any and all concerns (absolutely !)  I will be thinking only positives for you also !  Katie   

gravelroad
Posts: 45
Joined: Oct 2013

Neve hard back what the DR found when you went to see him, was just wondering if it was scar tissue or not? Hope you ae doing ok.Please update us,

katenorwood
Posts: 1829
Joined: May 2012

My lungs are in pretty tough shape.  They're are pretty sure the condition has advanced.  I opted for no more to be done on the lungs as there is so little function left.  Less than 27%.  I was fighting 02 at home, but am no longer doing this.  It will be delivered today sometime.  My kidney function is also being effected now.  Looking at best quality of life now.  Best to you and everyone !  Katie

dennycee
Posts: 667
Joined: Mar 2011

So sorry about this latest development.  Would pulmonary rehab help at all?

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