I have severe empyema COPD.
I've been refused any treatment on the nhs and spend 22hrs a day in or on bed, even the 5yards to the kitchen sees me gasping for breath. On oxygen 24/7, my brother rightly said I have no life just an existance! My wonderful partner does what he can and is an angel but life for us both is not what it was.
I've been offered the possibility of LVRS by a private Doctor at the Royal Marsden.
Has anyone got any experience of it?
How long was the revovery?
Were u in great pain after the op?
How long did the recovery take?
What were the benefits after recovery?
Any info from members would be great, the op is likely to be very expensive and I don't have unlimited funds, in fact quite limited. But having been abandoned by the nhs, I don't have any other choices!