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

  • SandraDew's Avatar

    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

    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

    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

    over 6 years ago

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