Jun 13, 2011 - 1:57 am
I'm going in for my surgery in about 6 hours. Not sure yet what that surgery will be, but it will, unfortunately, be an open procedure. It could be a total nephrectomy, partial, or cryoablation, depending on the tumor infiltration of the renal artery. Latest images showed we might be able to get away with a cryoablation, sparing the kidney. Will find out soon!
btw, my tumor grew only 1 mm in 6 months -- gotta love these slow growing kidney cancers.
I am NOT looking forward to the recovery of an open surgery, and I do suffer from post-surgical depression. But right now, I'm feeling pretty positive.
I think I finally got work and home in order. Hmm, guess I better go pack a bag or something.
Oh yeah, one tiny little wrench thrown in the works. I'm COVERED in poison ivy! Sheeks. I've never had it this bad before, and unfortunately it is all over my arms. They're just gonna love that. Oh well, at least perhaps everyone will remember to glove up before touching me!