I had no complications other than the surgery was over seven hours. Never was on a ventilator, which in preop they warned me was a possibility. I know this may sound goofy, but they gave me a pre op massage. I think it did a tremendous job of relaxing my entire body. If you can line one up for Sunday, get it done. I doubt somebody is going to get up at four am and give you a massage, but check it out. My surgery took so long because quite honestly my surgeon and pulmonary specialist were dealing with a cancer because of its rarity they were not that familiar so the surgeon took extra time cutting at the margins and waiting for results on the tissue from pathology.....all my lymph nodes were clear. If the lung tumor had been my primary tumor, I had about 90% chance of beating the cancer.....evidently at the time of the surgery, I already had lesions on the liver which the Pet and normal cat scans missed, and the cancer spread. Where I only had one tumor about the size of your small finger's fingernail, they took the upper left lobe. Unfortunately the four marble sized tumors they discovered last month and debulked, froze, cauterized, and radiated could not be surgically removed, and in endocrine cancer it simply means I am losing my eight year battle which this June will be my forty year wedding anniversary and my eight year cancer anniversary...........so you probably will be deep into your seventies before it gets bad, and your quality of life will actually be pretty good. I hope the pathology is clear, and not small cell, but even small cell caught early could give you a five year survival rate, but caught late never goes five years. It is a small tumor. I have four bigger now, and unfortunately they are going to stay with me, but they said they can do the rigid bronc again. You actually will be amazed at how good of a job they will do, and how two weeks after the surgery you will be back on the road to complete recovery.....you will have some discomfort as I said with constipation and coughing. Take stool softners, go easy on solid foods while taking opiates, and avoid funny people. I made my wife laugh after her c section on our daughter's birth...........she got even. Also, get somebody to walk with you immediately. I made it from the house to the road the second day home......one block the next day....two blocks....etc. Push the envelope and do not become sedentary. If you notice, I am constantly doing physical projects because my mind and body just want to sit in my lazy boy....you need to get up after surgery and push as much as you can tolerate the pain, but follow Dr. instructions.....and do not operate a bobcat five days after lung surgery......do not drive on pain pills, or if you are experiencing pain because you will make mistakes driving.....I did.