Feb 16, 2010 - 6:25 pm
Hey every one, I just wanted to share my experience with a partial nephrectomy. Surgery at Mayo in late October. Open insicion because of location of tumor. The pain was unbearable two to three weeks after.I had an infection and kidney stones a month later and it was very painfull and scary. I am finally back to work as a firefighter after 3.5 months. I still have pains at the surgery site and my stomach muscles. It seems to be getting better. The doctors all say I have a good prognosis yet I am a stage two grade three, which isn't very good. I am kind of tired of getting quoted my percentage chances of survival. I am waiting with baited breath for my next scan which will be in a few months. I am trying to stay healthy and eat better (which is hard) Please feel free to share your experiences in this discussion.