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How long it will take to recover after thymectomy?

I am a 50 year old female, had a thymoma removed 2 months ago via sternotomy. They resected the anterior portion of my pericardium and surrounding lymph nodes. The thymoma was mixed AB but encapsulated. How long is it normal to have fluid around the heart and lungs post op? Are there any long term effects from having a portion of one s pericardium resected? Also, how long before I can resume my baseline activities? I used to lift weights and do chin ups...with emphasis on heavy weights, fewer reps.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Thanks for the query

I would like to know how much of the pericardium was removed to tell u how much of long term problems u will face. Let the surgical wound, and sutures come down, u must feel energetic enough to resume your activities. On your next follow up please ask ur doctor as well
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Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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