Lung resection

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I just wanted to update and I know it's been a while and will jump on more now I'll be in hospital a while. I'm due to have most of my right lung removed now because of bronchieactisis and also the NTM bacteria I contracted. Has anyone had lung resection or thoracic surgery?

Getting a little nervous now it's six hours away. This disease is crippling not only physically but financially and it really takes its toll.


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    Hello Kirst5

    we will be praying that your surgery goes well and for a speedy recovery. I've heard about this surgery and that if ones BX is contained in one area that it an be removed. I do not know of anyone that has had this procedure so please keep us informed as how you are doing.

    take care!


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    Hi kirst I can't help u I've got bronchiectasis keep getting infections I really ope the operation goes well makes things bit easer for you I know what you going through cause it leaves you feeling crap sorry can't be much help but good luck wish you speedy recovery will be nice to know ow u get on

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    God bless you Kirst....I will pray for your healing. Ask God to help you and He will. Take the best care of yourself possible. Please let us all know how you are doing afterwards. ❤
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    Hi. My daughter had part of her left lung removed because of bronchiectasis, in 2014. Was in intensive care for 24 hours afterwards, then in hospital for 9 days after that. Had chest drain in, which isn't pleasant. But was up and walking (carefully and slowly) 2 days after surgery. She was off work for about 4 months after, but she has severe asthma also, which potentially slowed recovery a little. She's glad she had the operation, although no surgery is pleasant. She's 29 this year. No regrets. Wishing you the very best of luck and a speedy recovery x

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    My father's 3d wife had most of one lung removed - in a tiny rural hospital in Mexico where she had been birding - in the late '60s. She was in the hospital for months BUT part of that was while they tried to cure the infections, and partly because people were kept in the hospital much longer for everything back then.

    She was about 50 or 55 then and lived to 78 or 79, continuing to cook gourmet meals, garden and go birdwatching at the drop of a hat, either at home in Texas or on Hudson Bay or in Sweden. She couldn't have done those things without that surgery. Well, they did the surgery because they expected a quick death without it. She spent her recovery watching anyone grow in through a window, up a wall & acrossthe ceiling. When the same kind of vine started growing into her own house 20 years later she let it grow because it reminded her of how much that plucky one's progress cheered her every day in recovery.

    I pray that your surgery & recovery go as wellas hers did.

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