I had a phone call from the surgeon yesterday morning offering me a cancellation for a lobectomy on Monday. Of course I said yes. I have to go to the hospital today at 12.00 for a PCR test and all being well will be admitted for the procedure first thing Monday morning unless there is an emergency. It seems to have been a long wait and part of me hopes it will happen. The other part of me is rather frightened. There’s no reason to think that there will be any major problems but you never know.
I’m currently watching TV to take my mind off it but feeling so unsettled is not easy. I’m having the surgery via RATS as this is the surgeon’s speciality so I consider I’m rather lucky.
It’s the recovery period that’s bothering me. It all so strange and new as I haven’t had major surgery before. Does anyone have any wise words please?
I think it's great you being offered a "cancellation" which eliminates more waiting and the inevitable worry time before your operation. I hope your PCR test id clear and you go ahead.
I had my right lung removed buy open surgery in 2014 and like you had never experienced anything like it before. Don't worry about recovery, it should be quick and relatively easy, I'd just advise to follow instructions for recovery including exercise. All being well your stay in hospital should be short - I had my op Tuesday and was home Sunday despite a minor complication that set it back a day or two.
I wish you all the best, you'll be just fine.
Hi Daisychain, I agree with Derek, I think it is good that you won't have much time to think about it. The sooner it is done, the sooner you will be on the road to recovery.
Wishing you all the very best for tomorrow xx
Yes Harebell, I did. I’m so glad to get it over with as the waiting was doing my head in. The recovery period now seems rather problematic. Blood pressure is going up and down like a yo-yo and I’ve been suffering from indigestion. Apparently I have a mild chest infection but it’s nothing I’ve done as I’ve been doing what I’ve been told to do. It’s not their fault either as they have protocols to follow. Having said all that I feel better than than I did on Monday evening.
I think I saw you didn’t have good news but I’m sorry things are a bit of a blurr right now