Sep 28, 2011 - 12:23 pm
I had my left kidney laproscopically removed on July 16, 2011. I thought that I was recovering nicely. I have returned to work(desk job). Right after I returned I felt like I had a pulled muscle at my incision site. The pain got worse. I attributed it to wearing jeans too soon, so I went back to wearing dresses and skirts so nothing would be irritating the incision site. The pain lessened and then it felt like a dull bruise. The pain went away and I awoke this morning with severe pain in my back and in the front at the incision site. I feel like someone kidney punched me in the back. I am now thinking it is Phantom pain. Can you tell me your experiences with this type of pain and how you managed it?