Life with one lung

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April 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm  #1290629    


Had my left lung out two years ago. I regularly walk 10km in 90 minutes. Can’t run too far at this stage and can play some sports without much hindrance. 38 years old.

April 23, 2017 at 8:13 am  #1290630    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Hi natjohnson79,

Welcome to GRACE. It’s great to hear that you’re doing so well after surgery and (as your profile indicates) that you haven’t needed any further treatment since the pneumonectomy two years ago. Thanks for sharing your success story, which provides encouragement to many GRACE users.

Wishing you continued success,

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4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
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June 12, 2017 at 12:31 am  #1290847    


Can now run 800 metres non stop alternating between 800m walk and 800 run for about 3km. At this stage I am two years post surgery. I after being dragged out to things that made me run have persisted with some light running a few times a week and see improvement. I have only had one follow up post surgery and there were no issues. I am a mid 30s who was reasonable active when diagnosed. Within three weeks of surgery I was able to walk 3km around my rather hilly suburb with one place after a hill top leaving me short of breath.

June 12, 2017 at 9:11 am  #1290848    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Hi natjohnson,

It’s great to hear you’ve done so well after a pneumonectomy. You’re a real success story, congratulations! You remind me that I’ve got no excuses for not working out.
Best of luck and thanks for your input.


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