"I really was kind of shocked. I didn't really know what to do at the time. Since they said it was so small, the doctor told me that I probably, they'll just take the upper lobe [ed. ... of my lung] and it wouldn't affect my life too much.
So, I was kind of relieved on what I heard, but after I came back around and was able to talk with the doctor, they said we had to remove your whole lung. It was bigger than we thought it was. That kind of shocked me. I didn't know, you know, I didn't know how long I was going to live and so forth, but they told me there is people that live with one lung and doing just as well, but they said you've got to be careful that you don't catch pneumonia or anything.
So, I, that kind of shocked me. And I can't do as much as I used to."