Cancer is back/Recurred - BrownCounty

Oh No Associated with Lung Cancer. Posted on August 20, 2014 View this journey (10 Experiences)

I made it almost 2 years. Can someone tell me if losing a lung is hard to get used to? I am pretty active with upper right lobectomy and wedge on lower right. Now they are taking the rest of it. I walk everyday (at least 1mile) rotto-til my garden, motorcycle. What can I expect? Thank you in advance

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  • SandraDew's Avatar
    SandraDew

    I wish I could tell you exactly how it will be but I can't. I just had the upper right lobe removed. Three years ago they removed the bottom of my left lobe. I feel fine but do need to use oxygen from time to time.

    over 6 years ago
  • snuzsuz's Avatar
    snuzsuz

    I think walking is the best thing you can do! It improves your lung function and strengthens your heart while building endurance too. I know I could barely walk to the mailbox and back 2 years ago, and now I am able to walk 5 miles, up and down hills. I haven't lost a lung yet, so I would ask your doctor, but walking has helped me so much:)

    over 6 years ago
  • adf3's Avatar
    adf3

    Brown county...I have stage IV NSCLC and I'm
    An oncology PA. I've known many post pneumonectomy
    Patients. Those who have good lung function do
    better overall. You will have a new normal
    to get use to. You'll have to gauge your new
    exercise routine by any decrease in lung
    capacity. Ask your Onc Dr or pulmonary Dr
    but, I bet he/she will encourage you to keep
    exercising.

    over 6 years ago

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