I had surgery 6 months for Thymus Thymoma Cancer my right hemidaphragm is paralysis . I can not breath when I lay on my back or if I walk up hills or steeps, have hard time to sleep feel like I do not get enought air.. Could my diaphragm still get better.. Or will it stay like this.. Is there anything that can be done to fix it?
The phrenic nerve makes the diaphragm move so that the lungs can fill with air and empty. Diaphragmatic paralysis is a condition where this nerve is not working properly. In many instances the cause is never found. It can occur on its own. It can follow surgery, like you had to treat your cancer 6 months ago. During the surgery the nerve may have been irritated or cut or destroyed. This may be seen with a CT scan. If the nerve was just irritated by the surgery, over time your diaphragm may get better.
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