I am recovering from Thoracic surgery that I had 5 weeks ago on my left lung. I had the upper lobe removed because of cancer. I have found that light swimming is quite helpful in my recovery and relaxing/destressing too. I am getting ready to have the same surgery done on my right lung so I will have to wait 3-4 weeks after to resume swimming.
Well I am almost 6 weeks post op from the upper lobectomy on my right lung. This time I went in the pool at 2 weeks post op because I was so achy and needed the soothing and relaxation I get from being in the pool. I started out by gently moving my armsside to side and reaching forward then up. Taking baby steps I gradually was able to doggy paddle and such. This has helped me so much.