Well in 1 week I will be going in for surgery. If they dont find it in my lymph nodes then the doc can proceed with the either wedge, segment or lobectomy. He said he prefers open thoracotomy. Any suggestions on what is best to do to keep pain at a minimum and also to keep the cancer away from coming back? The wedge, segment or full lobe removed???? Any advice from anyone would be appreciated!!! I am petrified!!!! Is it harder to breathe when you wake up in the recovery room? What can I expect?