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jana11 Member Posts: 705
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi everyone,

Had my left lung nodule removed Tues. The entire lung was examined and no other nodules were found. Whew. 1 lymph node was removed because it had a few blood vessels around it, but I was sick the week before the surgery - we are not worried.

Everything could NOT have gone any better!! I felt good that night. I had some left chest pain (from the chest tube) but they turned up the epidural and it resolved. :)

Chest tube was pulled this am - and I went home this evening!!! YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My surgeon told me for the first time that based on the last CT scan he thinks I will be able to keep the upper lobe of my right lung (YEA). But we won't know for sure until the day of surgery. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I told my surgeon I was on an organic veggie diet and he said his mother in law is doing to same thing. :)

I feel great. My left side is a little sore, but man was this easy. I only hope the next one is similiar.

I feel great. My mom comes into town tomorrow to care for me.

I hope all of you are doing well and fighting a good fight. I keep all of you with me; in my thoughts and prayers.

Stay well, jana


  • alihamilton
    alihamilton Member Posts: 347 Member
    Hi Jana, I am so glad it went so well and that you are feeling pretty good. You are truly an inspiration!

    Take care,
  • nettie4
    nettie4 Member Posts: 145
    jana. so glad all went well for you. i remembered to pray for you. i will continue to do so for your next surg and your present recovery. so glad to hear no more were found. what a relief. strength and healing to you.

  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105 Member
    nettie4 said:

    jana. so glad all went well for you. i remembered to pray for you. i will continue to do so for your next surg and your present recovery. so glad to hear no more were found. what a relief. strength and healing to you.


    Great to hear it all turned out ok Jana. You sound so pleased and for that we are gratefull. There is the matter now of recuping and getting well for Austin gal. Jen and I hope like hell that you are able to be with us!
    lotsa cuddles for yah....even more if you can be there gal!
  • foxy
    foxy Member Posts: 188 Member
    Hi Jana, the very best of luck for your recovery from this op and also for the next one, you are in my prayers, as is everyone on this board. Virginia.
  • jenalynet
    jenalynet Member Posts: 361 Member
    Great news.. I am so happy that you are so upbeat and feeling good.. I pray nightly for all of us fighting this disease and good posts are a blessing. I am glad that you will have your mom to care for you. Audrey
  • goldfinch
    goldfinch Member Posts: 735
    i am so happy that this surgery went so well. continue the healing! And here's hoping the next one goes just as well.
  • finner
    finner Member Posts: 230 Member
    Delighted to hear your good news and that you are feeling well everyway. Best of luck

  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
    You made my week. I'm glad things went so smoothly. You rock!
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543 Member
    Hi Jana,
    I'm so happy that things went well for you and that you're feeling good!
    Take care,
  • optimist
    optimist Member Posts: 51
    I'm so happy for you that you made it through this hurdle. Good luck!! Keep healing!!!
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248 Member
    Jana - I'm so happy for you. You sound wonderful. Heal quickly!

  • markatger
    markatger Member Posts: 314

    Such good news....so glad to hear surgery went well and that you may retain your upper right lobe in next surgery.

    I myself was amazed at how easy my own liver surgery went. I had entire right lobe removed and was out of hopsital in 5 days with no complications since. Pretty darn amazing to me.

    So glad you are feeling great. I'm feeling pretty darn good myself. I have one more surgery and one more chemo. I hope we both are looking at a much improved summer after this long year.

    Warm wishes and hugs,
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072 Member

    I am so happy for you.

  • HowardJ
    HowardJ Member Posts: 474
    Hi Jana,

    Glad to hear the surgery went well and you're feeling great.

    Keep fighting!

  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
    So glad to hear that everything went so smoothly and with the best possible findings. And things are sounding good for the next surgery. And so glad you are feeling well. Take care of yourself!!
    Love, Tara
  • ccartwri
    ccartwri Member Posts: 82
    I echo everyone else! I am SO glad you are doing well. And my God! you are truly the most positive and brave person I know. You are a role model for me!
  • terril
    terril Member Posts: 296
    Way to go, Jana!!! Everything looks so good!! Relax and recover. My prayers and thoughts are with you!!! Terri