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Quality of life after surgery to whole right jung?

Quality of life after surgery to whole right jung?

See lung doc: One's pulmonologist can assess pre-op. Usually one's lung function will be measured with a pulmonary function test, to see if a person can even undergo lung surgery and if so, how much. The important thing is to follow one's doc's advice who knows you best, and to treat the underlying reason for the surgery. There will be decrease in quality. Best wishes and god bless. Tough decision to make. ...Read more

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Quality Of Life (Definition)

Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more


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Can you tell me about an esophagectomy because of high grade dysplasia and how is quality of life after it?

Can you tell me about an esophagectomy because of high grade dysplasia and how is quality of life after it?

Not bad: Make significant number of patients with HGD have cancer when the resected esophgus is examined pathologically. Resection is the gold standard for treatment and 5 year survival approaches 100%. Quality of life is influenced by the resection technique and skill/experience of the surgeon. Choose a center that has extensive experience and good outcomes. ...Read more

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Want to help keep quality of life after diagnosis of dementia ( Lewy bodies)?

Want to help keep quality of life after diagnosis of dementia ( Lewy bodies)?

Understand disease: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life after a heart attack?

What is the  quality of life after a heart attack?

It varies: If the loss of heart muscle wasn't too severe, you can usually return to normal activity. When more heart muscle is lost there can be significant fatigue, shortness of breath with activity and even swelling of the feet and ankles. ...Read more

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Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Stg 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to, among other areas, liver and peritoneum. Just completed her 3rd rnd of chemo prior to a surgical consult. The questions: what is the likely quality of life after a surgical debulking? What would you say is the 2 &

Ovarian cancer: She should have seen a gyn oncologist before initiation of chemotherapy. The european study that medical oncologist and some non-surgically aggressive gyn oncologist quote to perform chemo before surgery (neoadjuvant) called icon7 is a weak, poor study with many faults. Her 5 yr survival with neoadjuvant chemo is unfortunately < 10%. ...Read more

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Lets look at this from another angle, how safe is it to touch my belt after going to the bathroom? I'm concerned about ecoli and I have ocd. This affects my quality of life. It's not about urine

Lets look at this from another angle, how safe is it to touch my belt after going to the bathroom? I'm concerned about ecoli and I have ocd. This affects my quality of life. It's not about urine

Carry wipes with you: If that concerned, carry a pocket-sized sanitizer or handi-wipes with you to use after stooling and before pulling up your pants. Really, i don't think you have much to worry about here. Don't forget to wash your hands! ...Read more

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Several months of clitoris discomfort after urination. No infection. No actual pain during urination. No quality of life!

Several months of clitoris discomfort after urination. No infection. No actual pain during urination. No quality of life!

See an gynecologist: You need to be examined in detail before any clear indication of what is causing this becomes evident. If you have been and nothing found then you may need another opinion from a specialist in this area. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life like after a double lung transplant?

What is the quality of life like after a double lung transplant?

Improved for most: For most patients, quality of life improves substantially, and patients resume activities that they enjoy. There are many precautions such as avoiding open soil, medication monitoring and frequent visits to your physician, as they monitor for infections and signs of rejection. ...Read more

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I have questions about the long term impact on quality of life and musculoskeletal problems after 1st rib resection and stent placement.

I have questions about  the long term impact on quality of life and musculoskeletal problems after 1st rib resection and stent placement.

Excellent questions: First go back and bring your list of questions to the Cardio Thoracic surgeon and surgical team and who operated on you.And or the Cardiologist who will continue to monitor and follow you. They know your particular case well and have examined you. They should be able to answer many of your questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

What is the definition or description of: quality of life?

QOL: Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an acceptable or pleasing qol. ...Read more

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