mpbser wrote:So, what were the chances that of all the cancer centers in the US that don't use laser-assisted lung surgery, that our family friend's cancer center does? IT DOES! Holy cow! And funny how I stumbled on it at what seems an unrelated webpage: https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/abo ... ung-cancer"
hi how much was this. I'm told not operable in UK as Mets didn't shri k. I have 8 over both lungszephyr wrote:I am currently in Coswig, Germany, recovering from surgery on my right lung. Dr. Drewes was ill so Dr. Kern did my surgery. He’s terrific.
My mets were considered inoperable in the States, both because of number and the location of two central mets deep in the lungs.
My right lung was cleared of 8 nodules: 1 was scar tissue of sorts (possibly a met wiped out by chemo), 2 were benign, and 5 were active metastases. The lymph nodes were clear. I did lose my right middle lobe because one met had grown too large to resect without damaging airways and such.
I’m one week out from surgery. Would I do it again? YOU BET! Sure, there have been some tough periods but overall I have no complaints. The people here are so kind, so patient, so caring. The communication barrier has been a problem at times but manageable.
The plan now is for me to return home, have a few rounds of chemo to shrink one particular nodule on the left side - another deep central one - so that it can be removed without damaging other stuff, and then return for surgery on my left lung.
I hope something in this post will benefit someone else. If anyone would like more info, please feel free to PM me. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
mshomesy wrote:Hello Zephyr. I do hope you are continuing to move forward positively and are keeping well. I have watched you from afar and wanted to private message you but for some reason(mainly ‘cos i’m hopeless and a techno phobe) I am not able. Really interested in your experience in Germany as i’m hoping to get there. I have been accepted by Dr Drewes with certain provisions, one blip which I am currently trying to navigate and fight the system in the UK. If there is any way of private messaging you and you are able to spare the time I can share my experience so far and hopefully get some helpful tips. With thanks