I have pulmonary fibrosis which makes it hard to move around. I had to have my gallbladder removed 5 days ago. In recovery I woke up with an oxygen mask over my nose and mouth, I could breath out but not in - I began to panic but once they sat me up a bit and took mask off I passed out again. But ever since the surgery I've noticed I have even harder time walking any distance and once I stop moving it takes me a few seconds to get my breathing in control. Did surgery damage my lungs even more or could I now have, after so many days, chest infection? I have a tightness feeling in upper chest area but no real pain other than where they went in 5 holes. They are just tender. Should I call my doctor about this breathing difficulty or give it more time.