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Breathing Problems After Invasive Surgery

Breathing Problems After Invasive Surgery

I recently had reverse shoulder replacement surgery and prior to the surgery I was not having to use oxygen during the day, only at night. Since the surgery my oxygen levels drop into the 70's with very little exertion. I am six weeks into recovery and things are a little better. Has anyone else had surgery and found they also were having problems with oxygen levels and did this improve over time?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Let seem to really return back to where is was, but i think your health has a lot to do with it too. They call me frail which in some ways better than over weight I am told.

posted 6 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Surgery is an insult to the body and for those of us with breathing problems, it's an insult to the lungs as well, even if the surgery isn't in the lungs. it's quite normal to have difficulties with O2 saturation levels after surgery. Keep working on your recovery, including exercise. Work with a PT if you need exercises that are specific to you and the surgery you had. You should be able to work your way back to where you were prior to the surgery, but it will definitely take time. Don't get discouraged.

posted 12 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Pneumonia & healing chem has my oxygen 3 went to 5 how still adjusting as I get stronger.

posted 6 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I am so sorry that this happened to you. I know I feel very frustrated and when I talk to the doctors, they just say the body takes a real hit when you have a major surgery but have no answers to why this occurred. I guess all we can expect or hope for is it will eventually get better. I know I just keep trying to get back where I was. Best wishes and I hope things improve for you.

posted 6 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I had surgery in 2020 for an abdominal anuerysm, had 70 stitches, I find that started my breathing being worse, just a week before surgery, I was wandering around the new huge hospital they made in Montreal getting al, kinds of tests done, after surgery, I have gone down hill, I cannot even do my own groceries, or walk around my apartment without being short of breathe.

posted 10 days ago
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