I am new to this site, was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer last November, operated on Christmas Eve. Fortunately my surgeon was able to remove all the tumor which had attached itself on parts of all three lobes, he left me with 40% of my right lung. I came home with a "flutter valve" which was quite uncomfortable and unfortunately caught an infection. I had it removed about 2 weeks after I came home, that was horrendous. Then I started my chemo I had 4 sessions of chemo which left me quite jaded, had my last on May 1st 2015. I then had to have my appendicts out because they saw a dark mass which shouldn't be there. I was lucky again, it wasn't a tumor just a lot of scar tissue and very swollen and inflamed, so it was just an appendectomy, I recovered quite well from that after another infection in the wound.
Now I am getting back to "normal" I tire quickly and get breathless, it's difficult accepting my energy levels are so low. I can't do the things I used to, gardening, dancing, long walks. When I read some of the things others do I admire their courage and stamina and it has spurred me on, when the weather improves I will try walking a little further, light gardening and see how I get on.
Thank you all for your posts, very interesting, and the humour.