Friday, August 25, 2006

Operation April 18

There follows a selection of photographs of the operation to remove a lymphoma from my right lung on April 18, not for the squeamish. To be precise, it was a right thoracotomy and wedge resection of a right upper lobe mass which proved to be a maltoma - a low-grade B-cell lymphoma.

I would like to be able to post a commentary on the pictures, of which this is a selection, but would need some expert advice to be able to say what stage in the operation each of them represents.

The postoperative course was massively complicated by a severe bleed, thought to be or gastro-intestinal origin, but a true bleeding point was never found. By May 9 the wound was well healed and chest x-ray was satisfactory.

Now I'm back to normal apart from reflux, but still have a gastroscopy on August 31.

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