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Lung surgery

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    Terra
    Participant

      Hi,

      Hi,

      My husband, Derek, had lung surgery on Jan 17 for a lymph node in his right hilum, that had been there for 2.5 – 3 years.  The surgery went well, it was longer than expected because the node had grown into the outer lining of his trichea and windpipe therefore they had to take out his entire upper right lobe and part of his windpipe and trichea which they patched up with lining from his heart and then patched his heart up with a mesh.  He is recovering very well, this is his second lung surgery since progressing to stage 4 last spring with a nodule on his left lower lobe.  We are hoping he is now cancer free, waiting to see the onc and schedule a scan, we know there are suspicious spots in other places so we are hoping for a systemic treatment of some kind.  Several onc from the tumour board meetings in Toronto viewed his scans pre-surgery and all agreed there were too many questions about each spot to think any of the others were cancer – hoping they are right!

       

      Thank you so much to Tina (& Tony) from Australia who graciously answered my questions about removing a right hilar node and who suggested we get another opinion from a cardiothoracic surgeon vs a lung surgeon – which we did and thankfully after 3 opinins we found someone who said yes it was resectable!  Thank you so much Tina!

       

      Terra

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        Sharyn
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          Hi Terra,

          Happy and relieved to hear that Derek is on the mend. You must be so relieved! Wow, what marvels they can do these days — resecting part of a lung and trachea, patching up with the lining of the heart, and enclosing the heart in a mesh!!! WOW!! Speedy recovery to Derek.

          Hugs

          Sharyn, Stage IV

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          Sharyn
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            Hi Terra,

            Happy and relieved to hear that Derek is on the mend. You must be so relieved! Wow, what marvels they can do these days — resecting part of a lung and trachea, patching up with the lining of the heart, and enclosing the heart in a mesh!!! WOW!! Speedy recovery to Derek.

            Hugs

            Sharyn, Stage IV

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            lhaley
            Participant

              Sounds like things went well! It's amazing what they can do with surgery!!  Sending prayers and hugs for a good recovery and that the other spots are just nothings. 

              Linda

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              lhaley
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                Sounds like things went well! It's amazing what they can do with surgery!!  Sending prayers and hugs for a good recovery and that the other spots are just nothings. 

                Linda

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                Rebecca and Bob
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                  Terra,

                  It really is amazing what they can do and good for you for being so persistent. I hope you get good news in the future scans.

                   

                  Good luck,

                  Rebecca

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                  Rebecca and Bob
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                    Terra,

                    It really is amazing what they can do and good for you for being so persistent. I hope you get good news in the future scans.

                     

                    Good luck,

                    Rebecca

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