what's a little lung met!

jana11 Member Posts: 705
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Shandle & taraHK, and any other lung met semi-colons,

I am so sorry you have to deal with this... such bad timing, although it is never good.

I simply want to wish you both all the best of luck with treatment/surgery.

I had my lung met resected last May; and I am doing great. My surgeon did a muscle sparing thoractomy and I recovered VERY quickly. YOU CAN BEAT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ask the surgeon if they have much experience with the muscle sparing technique - reduces pain A LOT.
But, the surgeon told me; anyone with a history of chemo tends to need the chest tube to be left in place longer. I was discharged with it in, came back to hospital > 1 wk later for removal. Which was a piece of cake.

I will be sending all the positive vibes I can muster... stay tough.

love, jana


  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    Hi Jana,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. As I'm sure you know, it is so spirit-lifting to hear from others who have gone through something similar -- and who are doing well! Words can't describe how good that it. Also, I appreciate very much the information. I'm trying to learn as much as possible about this new 'phase'. Thanks for the info on the muscle sparing technique -- and also the heads up on the chest tube.
    Thanks!! Tara
  • Shandle
    Shandle Member Posts: 204
    Thanks soooo very much jana for your thoughts and sharing your experience. It gives us hope that we can pull through!I'lll ask my Onc about the muscle sparing thoractomy (if they decide to do surgery) I'll let you know the plan Either this Monday or Tues. Thanks for your support Jana
    Huggggs Wanda