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I got the trach last week and the operation went well. Its nice to get rid of the mask. It has only been a week since the operation, but the fluid in my lungs seems excessive. Suction is often required. Do you think the fluids will reduce over time? Let me know your experience. Thanks
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Yes, the frequency of suctioning definitely reduces. I was doing a lot of suctioning for the first few months after my husband's tracheostomy but after that we had many months of no suctioning at all.

I'm glad your surgery went well.

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Thanks for your response. It made me feel great. I hope the same thing happens to me, its the little things that can make a big difference in my attitude.
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