Hi all, I had a right lower open surgery lobectomy last July and fortunately advised they removed the mass completely and no further treatment required. It was found to be non-small-cell lung cancer – squamous cell carcinoma. I have since had several scans due to chest infections and a cough which does not go completely, all is clear and my 6 month check was all ok.
I wanted to know if anyone else has had these post things such as a cough, chest infections and some tightness along the lobectomy scar? I also am unable to sleep on my right side anymore!
I also wondered if anyone else is going through mixed emotions still and not know if you are dealing with them or not? Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful to be alive and this caught so early, but just wondered if anyone else had these issues? I just can’t believe it happened.
I’m dealing with the coughing by taking antihistamine tablets daily as I did take the codeine cough linctus mentioned in other posts, but stopped as I was scared of getting addicted to it. The meds have helped me probably about 65% but I still have the odd coughing fit a couple of times a week. Anyone have any tips? I know I have to live with the chest infections as I am obviously prone to this now and can cope with the antibiotics, but it’s the coughing, bad sleep pattern and the emotions that’s got me.
Thanks in advance x