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HairGirl
12-29-2006, 04:22 PM
As mine is approching I know there are several on this site who have had a lobectomy, just have a few questions for ya'.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
What part was removed
When and Where did you have it done
What was the recovery like
How do you feel now
Any questions I should ask the dr.

I don't have a date yet, I'm thinking the end of Jan. we meet with the Thoracic Surgeon on Jan. 9th.

Thanks<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
12-29-2006, 04:22 PM
As mine is approching I know there are several on this site who have had a lobectomy, just have a few questions for ya'.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
What part was removed
When and Where did you have it done
What was the recovery like
How do you feel now
Any questions I should ask the dr.

I don't have a date yet, I'm thinking the end of Jan. we meet with the Thoracic Surgeon on Jan. 9th.

Thanks<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
12-29-2006, 04:22 PM
As mine is approching I know there are several on this site who have had a lobectomy, just have a few questions for ya'.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
What part was removed
When and Where did you have it done
What was the recovery like
How do you feel now
Any questions I should ask the dr.

I don't have a date yet, I'm thinking the end of Jan. we meet with the Thoracic Surgeon on Jan. 9th.

Thanks<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Hermit
12-29-2006, 05:11 PM
I've never had a lobectomy so I can't help you there, but I just want to pass on my encouragement and good luck juju!

I hope it makes you feel SOOO much better, and that it stops all that annoying bleeding. Didja know, if you get a lobe out the lungs can grow up into that space and replace it with working lung? It happened to me when my right upper lobe collapsed--now I have a nice area of clear lung moving up into there. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

I'm sure you'll do GREAT!

love
Chris

Hermit
12-29-2006, 05:11 PM
I've never had a lobectomy so I can't help you there, but I just want to pass on my encouragement and good luck juju!

I hope it makes you feel SOOO much better, and that it stops all that annoying bleeding. Didja know, if you get a lobe out the lungs can grow up into that space and replace it with working lung? It happened to me when my right upper lobe collapsed--now I have a nice area of clear lung moving up into there. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

I'm sure you'll do GREAT!

love
Chris

Hermit
12-29-2006, 05:11 PM
I've never had a lobectomy so I can't help you there, but I just want to pass on my encouragement and good luck juju!

I hope it makes you feel SOOO much better, and that it stops all that annoying bleeding. Didja know, if you get a lobe out the lungs can grow up into that space and replace it with working lung? It happened to me when my right upper lobe collapsed--now I have a nice area of clear lung moving up into there. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

I'm sure you'll do GREAT!

love
Chris

loredana
12-29-2006, 05:47 PM
Hi There Hairgirl - Good luck on the lobectomy. I had mine 20 years ago and am going strong. I answer the questions below.


What lead to the decision for your lobectomy - the lobe was collapsed even though I didn't know it at the time and had approximately 250 cc of pus accumulated in it - ewwwwwwwww! I have diffuse bronchiectasis throughout all lobes but obviously the left upper was the worst one.

What part was removed - left upper lobe.

When and Where did you have it done - July of 1986 in ND (I was not diagnosed with CF yet at the time)

What was the recovery like - As I remember it (again it was 20 years ago so memories have faded) the first week and a half to two were the most difficult. I don't think I felt completely up to par for at least 3-4 months after the procedure but for a while after the lobectomy I could sleep lying flat which I hadn't been able to do for years.

How do you feel now - Can't complain, I had had some heavy bleeding episodes prior to the lobectomy and they stopped for awhile. I now have episodes of hemoptysis but knock on wood not what I had before it. I really think that the lobectomy was a good thing in my case.

Any questions I should ask the dr. - can't really think of anything.

Again, good luck!

Be well,

Lori
44 pwcf

loredana
12-29-2006, 05:47 PM
Hi There Hairgirl - Good luck on the lobectomy. I had mine 20 years ago and am going strong. I answer the questions below.


What lead to the decision for your lobectomy - the lobe was collapsed even though I didn't know it at the time and had approximately 250 cc of pus accumulated in it - ewwwwwwwww! I have diffuse bronchiectasis throughout all lobes but obviously the left upper was the worst one.

What part was removed - left upper lobe.

When and Where did you have it done - July of 1986 in ND (I was not diagnosed with CF yet at the time)

What was the recovery like - As I remember it (again it was 20 years ago so memories have faded) the first week and a half to two were the most difficult. I don't think I felt completely up to par for at least 3-4 months after the procedure but for a while after the lobectomy I could sleep lying flat which I hadn't been able to do for years.

How do you feel now - Can't complain, I had had some heavy bleeding episodes prior to the lobectomy and they stopped for awhile. I now have episodes of hemoptysis but knock on wood not what I had before it. I really think that the lobectomy was a good thing in my case.

Any questions I should ask the dr. - can't really think of anything.

Again, good luck!

Be well,

Lori
44 pwcf

loredana
12-29-2006, 05:47 PM
Hi There Hairgirl - Good luck on the lobectomy. I had mine 20 years ago and am going strong. I answer the questions below.


What lead to the decision for your lobectomy - the lobe was collapsed even though I didn't know it at the time and had approximately 250 cc of pus accumulated in it - ewwwwwwwww! I have diffuse bronchiectasis throughout all lobes but obviously the left upper was the worst one.

What part was removed - left upper lobe.

When and Where did you have it done - July of 1986 in ND (I was not diagnosed with CF yet at the time)

What was the recovery like - As I remember it (again it was 20 years ago so memories have faded) the first week and a half to two were the most difficult. I don't think I felt completely up to par for at least 3-4 months after the procedure but for a while after the lobectomy I could sleep lying flat which I hadn't been able to do for years.

How do you feel now - Can't complain, I had had some heavy bleeding episodes prior to the lobectomy and they stopped for awhile. I now have episodes of hemoptysis but knock on wood not what I had before it. I really think that the lobectomy was a good thing in my case.

Any questions I should ask the dr. - can't really think of anything.

Again, good luck!

Be well,

Lori
44 pwcf

mum2kj
12-29-2006, 08:52 PM
Good luck with your lobectomy Hairgirl. I hope it makes you feel heaps better.

Hermit, I had no idea that the lung can regrow a lobe, thats amazing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I hope more people respond to this post as it is something that has been mentioned to Kj as a future treatment.

mum2kj
12-29-2006, 08:52 PM
Good luck with your lobectomy Hairgirl. I hope it makes you feel heaps better.

Hermit, I had no idea that the lung can regrow a lobe, thats amazing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I hope more people respond to this post as it is something that has been mentioned to Kj as a future treatment.

mum2kj
12-29-2006, 08:52 PM
Good luck with your lobectomy Hairgirl. I hope it makes you feel heaps better.

Hermit, I had no idea that the lung can regrow a lobe, thats amazing <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

I hope more people respond to this post as it is something that has been mentioned to Kj as a future treatment.

HairGirl
12-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Chris, I asked the dr. that and he said the lung doesn't grow, it just moves to fill the space, so maybe since it isn't so squished there is more room to breathe? I wish it did grow because I was hoping that would happen to me and I would get some good lung function back.

Thanks Lori, glad to know it's helped you alot. I hope I get 20 years out of this.

I know there's a couple more out there!

HairGirl
12-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Chris, I asked the dr. that and he said the lung doesn't grow, it just moves to fill the space, so maybe since it isn't so squished there is more room to breathe? I wish it did grow because I was hoping that would happen to me and I would get some good lung function back.

Thanks Lori, glad to know it's helped you alot. I hope I get 20 years out of this.

I know there's a couple more out there!

HairGirl
12-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Chris, I asked the dr. that and he said the lung doesn't grow, it just moves to fill the space, so maybe since it isn't so squished there is more room to breathe? I wish it did grow because I was hoping that would happen to me and I would get some good lung function back.

Thanks Lori, glad to know it's helped you alot. I hope I get 20 years out of this.

I know there's a couple more out there!

Emily65Roses
12-30-2006, 02:38 AM
Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.

Emily65Roses
12-30-2006, 02:38 AM
Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.

Emily65Roses
12-30-2006, 02:38 AM
Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.

rotandroll
12-30-2006, 03:18 AM
I had a lobectomy almost 10 years ago.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy? A severely infected, chronically collapsed lobe that was reinfecting the rest of my lung.

What part was removed? The lower left lobe.

When and Where did you have it done? 1997, under the care of pulmonologists as well as a really amazing surgical team (the same surgeon who has placed all of my ports). Denver Children's Hospital.

What was the recovery like? It was difficult, painful and took many months. I was hospitalized for four weeks in all. I went in quite sick, though. Healing time is different with everyone.

How do you feel now? I feel fine, regarding the missing lobe. I had pain relating to that site for several years, and it took about two years for touch sensation to return to the surgical area. I have a seven or eight inch scar on the left upper side of my chest, as well as chest tube scars below. I guess a lot of the time this procedure can be done orthoscopically. The numbness actually extended along the lower part of my left breast as well.

Any questions I should ask the dr.? One thing that surprised me is I was not to do any PFT testing for about six months after the surgery. Ask your doctor when would be a safe time to start PFTs again, and also what percentage of lung functions they estimate you will lose because of the lobe(s) that will be remove(d).

Another concern I had issues with regarding a missing lobe is that during the lavage portion of a bronchoscopy there needs to be less amount of
saline flushed into the affected area of the lungs. It's easy to put too much and not take it all out-- I was left with a considerable amount of fluid in my remaining left lobe at one point about seven years ago and still have problems because of it.

Hope this helps.

rotandroll
12-30-2006, 03:18 AM
I had a lobectomy almost 10 years ago.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy? A severely infected, chronically collapsed lobe that was reinfecting the rest of my lung.

What part was removed? The lower left lobe.

When and Where did you have it done? 1997, under the care of pulmonologists as well as a really amazing surgical team (the same surgeon who has placed all of my ports). Denver Children's Hospital.

What was the recovery like? It was difficult, painful and took many months. I was hospitalized for four weeks in all. I went in quite sick, though. Healing time is different with everyone.

How do you feel now? I feel fine, regarding the missing lobe. I had pain relating to that site for several years, and it took about two years for touch sensation to return to the surgical area. I have a seven or eight inch scar on the left upper side of my chest, as well as chest tube scars below. I guess a lot of the time this procedure can be done orthoscopically. The numbness actually extended along the lower part of my left breast as well.

Any questions I should ask the dr.? One thing that surprised me is I was not to do any PFT testing for about six months after the surgery. Ask your doctor when would be a safe time to start PFTs again, and also what percentage of lung functions they estimate you will lose because of the lobe(s) that will be remove(d).

Another concern I had issues with regarding a missing lobe is that during the lavage portion of a bronchoscopy there needs to be less amount of
saline flushed into the affected area of the lungs. It's easy to put too much and not take it all out-- I was left with a considerable amount of fluid in my remaining left lobe at one point about seven years ago and still have problems because of it.

Hope this helps.

rotandroll
12-30-2006, 03:18 AM
I had a lobectomy almost 10 years ago.

What lead to the decision for your lobectomy? A severely infected, chronically collapsed lobe that was reinfecting the rest of my lung.

What part was removed? The lower left lobe.

When and Where did you have it done? 1997, under the care of pulmonologists as well as a really amazing surgical team (the same surgeon who has placed all of my ports). Denver Children's Hospital.

What was the recovery like? It was difficult, painful and took many months. I was hospitalized for four weeks in all. I went in quite sick, though. Healing time is different with everyone.

How do you feel now? I feel fine, regarding the missing lobe. I had pain relating to that site for several years, and it took about two years for touch sensation to return to the surgical area. I have a seven or eight inch scar on the left upper side of my chest, as well as chest tube scars below. I guess a lot of the time this procedure can be done orthoscopically. The numbness actually extended along the lower part of my left breast as well.

Any questions I should ask the dr.? One thing that surprised me is I was not to do any PFT testing for about six months after the surgery. Ask your doctor when would be a safe time to start PFTs again, and also what percentage of lung functions they estimate you will lose because of the lobe(s) that will be remove(d).

Another concern I had issues with regarding a missing lobe is that during the lavage portion of a bronchoscopy there needs to be less amount of
saline flushed into the affected area of the lungs. It's easy to put too much and not take it all out-- I was left with a considerable amount of fluid in my remaining left lobe at one point about seven years ago and still have problems because of it.

Hope this helps.

Jem
12-30-2006, 03:23 AM
<b>What lead to the decision for your lobectomy</b>

Chronic Hemoptysis both times.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif" border="0">

<b>What part was removed</b>

Left upper lobe removed in 1978.
Left lower lobe removed in 1999.

<b>When and Where did you have it done</b>

1978- Mary Immaculate Hospital- Queens, New York
1999- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

<b>What was the recovery like</b>

1978- At age 19 recovery was relatively easy after the first week. Within a month I was back in school and able to keep up with my activities.

1999- At age 40 recovery took longer. I was released after 5 days from the hospital. The first two weeks I was looking for my pain medication every 4 hours. After that I weaned myself off by increasing the time between doses and within a month I was off of all pain medication. I remember yawning all the time during the first month but with each passing day pain decreased and my strength increased. Within 5 weeks we were on our yearly vacation to Lake George.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<b>How do you feel now</b>

Excellent. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> I did not miss the lobe they took out in 1978 and I do not miss the one taken out in 1999. I have had several minor episodes of bleeding and have been treated for MAC 3 times in the last 11 years. The last 2 years my cultures have been negative. Other than that I am doing well.

<b>Any questions I should ask the dr.</b>

The main question I had for the surgeon was, "How many times do you perform this type of surgery monthly?" When I heard 70-80 times a month I knew I was in the right place. I had total confidence in my surgeon.


I wish you well with your operation. Recovery will take time but if that lobe is giving you trouble with infections and bleeding you will be much better without it. My prayers are with you.<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

Jem
12-30-2006, 03:23 AM
<b>What lead to the decision for your lobectomy</b>

Chronic Hemoptysis both times.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif" border="0">

<b>What part was removed</b>

Left upper lobe removed in 1978.
Left lower lobe removed in 1999.

<b>When and Where did you have it done</b>

1978- Mary Immaculate Hospital- Queens, New York
1999- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

<b>What was the recovery like</b>

1978- At age 19 recovery was relatively easy after the first week. Within a month I was back in school and able to keep up with my activities.

1999- At age 40 recovery took longer. I was released after 5 days from the hospital. The first two weeks I was looking for my pain medication every 4 hours. After that I weaned myself off by increasing the time between doses and within a month I was off of all pain medication. I remember yawning all the time during the first month but with each passing day pain decreased and my strength increased. Within 5 weeks we were on our yearly vacation to Lake George.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<b>How do you feel now</b>

Excellent. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> I did not miss the lobe they took out in 1978 and I do not miss the one taken out in 1999. I have had several minor episodes of bleeding and have been treated for MAC 3 times in the last 11 years. The last 2 years my cultures have been negative. Other than that I am doing well.

<b>Any questions I should ask the dr.</b>

The main question I had for the surgeon was, "How many times do you perform this type of surgery monthly?" When I heard 70-80 times a month I knew I was in the right place. I had total confidence in my surgeon.


I wish you well with your operation. Recovery will take time but if that lobe is giving you trouble with infections and bleeding you will be much better without it. My prayers are with you.<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

Jem
12-30-2006, 03:23 AM
<b>What lead to the decision for your lobectomy</b>

Chronic Hemoptysis both times.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif" border="0">

<b>What part was removed</b>

Left upper lobe removed in 1978.
Left lower lobe removed in 1999.

<b>When and Where did you have it done</b>

1978- Mary Immaculate Hospital- Queens, New York
1999- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

<b>What was the recovery like</b>

1978- At age 19 recovery was relatively easy after the first week. Within a month I was back in school and able to keep up with my activities.

1999- At age 40 recovery took longer. I was released after 5 days from the hospital. The first two weeks I was looking for my pain medication every 4 hours. After that I weaned myself off by increasing the time between doses and within a month I was off of all pain medication. I remember yawning all the time during the first month but with each passing day pain decreased and my strength increased. Within 5 weeks we were on our yearly vacation to Lake George.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

<b>How do you feel now</b>

Excellent. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> I did not miss the lobe they took out in 1978 and I do not miss the one taken out in 1999. I have had several minor episodes of bleeding and have been treated for MAC 3 times in the last 11 years. The last 2 years my cultures have been negative. Other than that I am doing well.

<b>Any questions I should ask the dr.</b>

The main question I had for the surgeon was, "How many times do you perform this type of surgery monthly?" When I heard 70-80 times a month I knew I was in the right place. I had total confidence in my surgeon.


I wish you well with your operation. Recovery will take time but if that lobe is giving you trouble with infections and bleeding you will be much better without it. My prayers are with you.<img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

shauna
12-30-2006, 06:12 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

me too emily haha!! we obviously have similarly strange minds....

good luck with everything HairGirl hope all goes well and it makes you muchhhh better!

shauna
12-30-2006, 06:12 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

me too emily haha!! we obviously have similarly strange minds....

good luck with everything HairGirl hope all goes well and it makes you muchhhh better!

shauna
12-30-2006, 06:12 AM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

me too emily haha!! we obviously have similarly strange minds....

good luck with everything HairGirl hope all goes well and it makes you muchhhh better!

HairGirl
12-30-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks rotandroll, the pft question is a good one. And thanks Jem, I can't believe they do that many Lobectomy's! I'll have to see how many they do here.

HairGirl
12-30-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks rotandroll, the pft question is a good one. And thanks Jem, I can't believe they do that many Lobectomy's! I'll have to see how many they do here.

HairGirl
12-30-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks rotandroll, the pft question is a good one. And thanks Jem, I can't believe they do that many Lobectomy's! I'll have to see how many they do here.

CowTown
12-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Good Luck HairGirl!!! I'll be thinking of you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

CowTown
12-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Good Luck HairGirl!!! I'll be thinking of you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

CowTown
12-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Good Luck HairGirl!!! I'll be thinking of you. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
12-30-2006, 04:00 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

you CRACK ME UP <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
12-30-2006, 04:00 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

you CRACK ME UP <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

NoExcuses
12-30-2006, 04:00 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>Emily65Roses</b></i>

Totally unrelated, but I had to share... Every time I see this thread, I have to look twice, because at first glance I think it says "lobotomy" haaaahhh.</end quote></div>

you CRACK ME UP <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

beleache
12-30-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi Hairgirl, i don't know anything about a lobectomy, but i'm glad you asked. it's great to get all the info we can.. I pray that all will go well for you ... take care .. Joni.... 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
12-30-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi Hairgirl, i don't know anything about a lobectomy, but i'm glad you asked. it's great to get all the info we can.. I pray that all will go well for you ... take care .. Joni.... 55 y/o f w c/f

beleache
12-30-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi Hairgirl, i don't know anything about a lobectomy, but i'm glad you asked. it's great to get all the info we can.. I pray that all will go well for you ... take care .. Joni.... 55 y/o f w c/f

Angel
12-30-2006, 10:34 PM
What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
I have had bullectomys on both sides (large cysts which had turned the top of both lungs into useless pockets which kept popping causing pneumothoraces)

What part was removed
The top of my right, then a year later, the top of my left.

When and Where did you have it done
In the Brompton, UK

What was the recovery like
I had a very speedy recovery the first time as the op was planned and was more preventative to stop further pnuemo related complications. The second was an emergency op after a pnuemo refused to resolve and consequently my recovery took loads longer.

How do you feel now
Lungs are poor now but that is nothing to do with the two procedures I had (without them I probably wouldn't still be here actually).

Any questions I should ask the dr.
My main concerns would be the general anaesthetic - definitely worth it if the procedure is necessary but just making sure you have good care before and afterwards (I was on IVs for two weeks prior to it when I had the planned op). Best of luck, hope it helps <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Angel
12-30-2006, 10:34 PM
What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
I have had bullectomys on both sides (large cysts which had turned the top of both lungs into useless pockets which kept popping causing pneumothoraces)

What part was removed
The top of my right, then a year later, the top of my left.

When and Where did you have it done
In the Brompton, UK

What was the recovery like
I had a very speedy recovery the first time as the op was planned and was more preventative to stop further pnuemo related complications. The second was an emergency op after a pnuemo refused to resolve and consequently my recovery took loads longer.

How do you feel now
Lungs are poor now but that is nothing to do with the two procedures I had (without them I probably wouldn't still be here actually).

Any questions I should ask the dr.
My main concerns would be the general anaesthetic - definitely worth it if the procedure is necessary but just making sure you have good care before and afterwards (I was on IVs for two weeks prior to it when I had the planned op). Best of luck, hope it helps <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Angel
12-30-2006, 10:34 PM
What lead to the decision for your lobectomy
I have had bullectomys on both sides (large cysts which had turned the top of both lungs into useless pockets which kept popping causing pneumothoraces)

What part was removed
The top of my right, then a year later, the top of my left.

When and Where did you have it done
In the Brompton, UK

What was the recovery like
I had a very speedy recovery the first time as the op was planned and was more preventative to stop further pnuemo related complications. The second was an emergency op after a pnuemo refused to resolve and consequently my recovery took loads longer.

How do you feel now
Lungs are poor now but that is nothing to do with the two procedures I had (without them I probably wouldn't still be here actually).

Any questions I should ask the dr.
My main concerns would be the general anaesthetic - definitely worth it if the procedure is necessary but just making sure you have good care before and afterwards (I was on IVs for two weeks prior to it when I had the planned op). Best of luck, hope it helps <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
12-31-2006, 02:33 AM
Thanks Joni and Angel, and we do plan on starting IV's a couple weeks prior to surgery just to make sure things are calmed down in there.

HairGirl
12-31-2006, 02:33 AM
Thanks Joni and Angel, and we do plan on starting IV's a couple weeks prior to surgery just to make sure things are calmed down in there.

HairGirl
12-31-2006, 02:33 AM
Thanks Joni and Angel, and we do plan on starting IV's a couple weeks prior to surgery just to make sure things are calmed down in there.

HairGirl
01-01-2007, 09:25 PM
Just bumping in hopes that there's more experiences out there to share<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-01-2007, 09:25 PM
Just bumping in hopes that there's more experiences out there to share<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-01-2007, 09:25 PM
Just bumping in hopes that there's more experiences out there to share<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Bump<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Bump<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-02-2007, 02:43 PM
Bump<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

EnergyGal
01-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I wish you the best with your surgery. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

EnergyGal
01-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I wish you the best with your surgery. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

EnergyGal
01-02-2007, 07:02 PM
I wish you the best with your surgery. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

HairGirl
01-04-2007, 01:56 AM
Is there anyone else out there?

HairGirl
01-04-2007, 01:56 AM
Is there anyone else out there?

HairGirl
01-04-2007, 01:56 AM
Is there anyone else out there?