54 yrs old with a hand-assisted Laproscopic Rt Radial Nephrectomy set for Dec 17th.
Saturday, Oct 16 - 2010 , I wake up with an “ache” mid lower right back. Just a
nagging type of annoyance. (Why does this stuff always happen on weekend?) Went
thru the day on Motrin not doing a lot either – just taking it easy. Sunday
morning, it’s still “nagging” but getting better, more Motrin. Monday-Oct 18th,
I’m at work and sometime around noon I would say the “nag” was gone. After work I thought I'd stop in at my Dr.'s office for a flu shot that was offered.
After the nurse did the shot I asked if I could get an appointment. What for?
Well I think I might have had a kidney stone over the weekend. She said just
give me a sample and I can test it and check. Well it came back with a trace of
blood. She said, “stay here, you’re seeing him now.”
So the next day I'm at the hospital, ultrasound. The right side, described as a
“dark mass”. Next the radiologist wants a CT scan with contrast the following
week. Well, now it’s bigger than ultrasound measurements and still a dark mass.
(4cm+). Doc wants me to see a specialist. I do. Then he orders MRI and a MRA
with contrast. I had that Dec 1.
My Doc just called. He got the report 1st and I should be hearing from the
urologist specialist shortly. My Doc says the radiologist is deeply concerned
about this and he agrees, I could end up in surgery. Well the MRI photos are clear as a bell when you compare the two kidneys.
Anybody hand this type of surgery (hand-assisted Laproscopic Rt Radial Nephrectomy)? What can I expect coming out of the anesthesia?