I had a pluerodesis operation at christmas that proved unsuccessful, which led to a catheter drain being fitting in April and a weeks stay in hospital. Unfortunately during the operation air got into the lung and the lung refused to inflate. I was then unable to have a normal drain fitted that was to be emptied every other day and had to have a 'handbag' chest catheter drain fitted. This has now started leaking and I am due to go into hospital tomorrow to have another operation to reposition the drain.
Has anybody else had this problem? My body has become immune to chemotherapy allowing two new tumours to grown. The oncologist is very keen to start a new round of different chemo to see if this can help but we are unable to do this until the drain is sorted. Any positive news would be helpful x