Jul 18, 2009 - 1:27 pm
Hi everyone. I am new to this site. Just diagnosed on June 22nd with kidney cancer (right kidney). I had radical nephrectomy on July 2nd and am recovering slowly. I have been an avid runner, which is how I found out about the cancer. I ran a race in hot Tennessee on June 20th and got severely dehydrated and ended up in hospital where they ordered a CT scan which showed the tumor. Thank God for that hot race! My tumor was about 6.5 cm and contained to the kidney, stage 1. So, I think prognosis is good. I am healing slowly, lost weight before surgery and some after so now am a little underweight. Are there any other runners out there that have had to have a kidney removed? If so, did you start running again and how long after surgery? I just want to know that I will be able to do something that I love again. Thanks and God Bless!