I am 1 month post op from a right lower lobecomy , still having pain and swelling under my arm

Rixxy
Rixxy Member Posts: 1

Hello I'm a 55 year old active person until  I had a right lower lobectomy with  several chest nodes biopsy's . I'm still having burning , stabbling pain in my incision area on my back and burning pain under my right arm pit and into my right breast and under my right breast chest area x 1 month ago.

I also have a lot of swelling in the right arm pit area into my right breast and under my right breast in the chest area, I was wondering if this is normal.  I have been diagnosed with stage 1 adenocarcinoma and was told , I was not going to need chemo or radiation . I would appreciate any help with my symptoms thank you.

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  • nonichol
    nonichol Member Posts: 170
    edited October 2016 #2
    Rixxy

    I hope you are better. I was just told today this is more than likely in my near future. I am 50 active and independent and want to stay that way. Let me know how it's going now.

    Thanks

  • caroled
    caroled Member Posts: 2
    edited November 2016 #3
    Lobecthomy

    I was just diagnosed last week with a lower lobe cancer Stage 1.  Who has gone through this surgery? 

  • z
    z Member Posts: 1,411 Member
    edited November 2016 #4
    caroled said:

    Lobecthomy

    I was just diagnosed last week with a lower lobe cancer Stage 1.  Who has gone through this surgery? 

    caroled

    I have had a lower right lobe lobectomy with the vats procedure for stage 1a NOMO lung cancer.  I was in the hospital 3 days and back to work in a month.

    I had the surgery on 9-23-10 and so far so good.

  • caroled
    caroled Member Posts: 2
    z said:

    caroled

    I have had a lower right lobe lobectomy with the vats procedure for stage 1a NOMO lung cancer.  I was in the hospital 3 days and back to work in a month.

    I had the surgery on 9-23-10 and so far so good.

    I am so happy to hear that.

    I am so happy to hear that.  I am so nervous.  Did you have a lot of pain?  How was your recovery at home?   I really appreciate hearing from you.

  • z
    z Member Posts: 1,411 Member
    caroled said:

    I am so happy to hear that.

    I am so happy to hear that.  I am so nervous.  Did you have a lot of pain?  How was your recovery at home?   I really appreciate hearing from you.

    caroled

    Are you having vats?  I had controllable pain for 6 months, I only took pain meds the 1st week home.  I would try to walk around the house and eventually for walks in the neighborhood.  I also did breathing exercises.  I was 51 when I had my surgery.  Ask me anything you want, as I know its scary to go through.  The best part is finding it so early at the curable stage.  Lori