Recovery is coming along swimmingly. Everything is going much faster and easier than the first lung surgery. The surgery itself was under two hours and my surgeon was very happy with how it went. I was awake and lucid, and surprisingly without pain, just a few hours afterwards. The epidural did a fantastic job of keeping everything numb and relatively pain-free this time. Still had nausea issues Friday evening, but not as bad as last time and none since the first night. They've already removed my chest tube and epidural and I've been up and walking around with no problems today. It is a strong possibility that they may discharge me tomorrow. I am really happy with how things have gone. It is kind of shocking to me that it is only Sunday and I could be home so soon.
Still unsure of what the next step is following this, or if this was the last step. Will know more after I've seen a couple of oncologists in the next week or so. For now I'm just going to ride out the good fortune that I've had with this last surgery.