Hello everyone I’m new I was just looking up VATS because there’s not much reading about post-op. I had a VATS done November 21, 2019 Due to a spontaneous pneumothorax which they still haven’t figured out the cause or my underlining disease my biopsy results were sent to the Mayor clinic in Michigan.
I have pain on my right side of my chest from my collarbone down, nipple pain and my rib cage is sore and tight I also have numbness and swollen abdomen but when I asked the doctor about the swelling they look at me like I’m crazy and I don’t get an answer they just said I’m healing. I was sent to the pain clinic started off with 300 mg of gabapentin three times a day And once a day 75 mg of meloxicam then after two months they upped it to 400mg. The pain is a lot less than it was a month ago but what concerns me is the breathing I have episodes where I can’t breathe and I panic and they always say my lung is stitched up hasn’t collapsed. Has anyone had breathing problems I’m like scared to move it’s been a challenge for me it took me a month to get out my house because I was scared and I still a.m.