I had bilateral lung volume reduction ten years ago and went from 24/7 O2 to using oxygen only for slreping due tp sleep apnea. It was a true blessing and gift from the Lord.
Regretfully an eleven day hospital stay in Jan 2018 using super oxygen and now I am back on 24/7 at 4to5 L and greatful that it is available
I would have the surgery again in a heartbeat if it was possible
LVRS on right lung in 2015.
Nightmare recovery, infection, sepsis, pneumonia, 5 weeks after care in hospital.
Followed by weeks of piped lung drainage !! and further infections. !!!!
Overall I gained 6 points on my FEV bringing it to 23%
Due for left lung in Oct 2020 !!!!!!!!! Cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!
But am still alive !!!!!!!!!!
helo patty, its now 2and a half years since op, I was told if I didn't have the op I would have died, up until the lung collapsed I had been coughing up blood but did not feel too bad,i get out of breath and very tired but I have a very good quality of life so yes I do feel better, im not on oxygen , I have to see surgen on Tuesday as I have 2 blebs on other lung, if I have to have another op I will not be as worried as before,its just so amazing what the doctors can do
anyone who is offered the op I would say go for it,
breath easy my friend
I dont use it at all. I can do just about anything. I still huff and puff a little after stairs or changing my sheets. But i have even danced a little. It was a miracle for me
I had it in 2004 at NY Presbyterian and am ever so happy I was able to have it. I've been on oxygen 24/7 for 16 years but that LVRS has helped me live a whole lot longer. If you are a candidate, go for it! Best thing I ever did for myself.
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