My dad had an upper lobectomy, with 3 ribs removed, back on March 24 of this year. He seemed to be healing nicely around his 3 month mark, and now we're about at the 6 month mark and he is having very bad pain under his arm, on his back and around his shoulder blade. He describes it as a stabbing and burning pain. We recently went to a pain management doctor last week, who prescribed him something that is helping a little but not a ton. My dad barely does anything all day because of the pain, barely eats, and is skinnier than ever. I have no clue how bad the pain feels but I wish he would try to walk more and get back his appetite. He also sleeps a lot. I don't know if it's a mixture of depression and pain, but something needs to change. We have an appointment to go back to the pain management doctor next week. Has anyone else had this kind of set-back 6 months out, or experience this kind of pain? The doctors confirm it is normal, but it seems strange that he would be getting better at first, then seem to be getting worse.