Feb 18, 2012 - 10:51 am
As is usually the case, a tumor on my left kidney was accidentally found after a spinal MRI. It's huge: suspected 8.5 cm. I battled breast cancer 3 yrs ago, but my oncologist believes the kidney cancer is a new primary. Surgery for removal of my left kidney is Feb 27th by laparoscopy.
Those of you who have been through this, how many nights did you spend in the hospital? I live alone (with my 3 dogs) so my son will be spending a night or 2 at my house when I get home.
I read about the recliners and my urologist said they don't like them as they put pressure on your calves and there's the risk of blood clots. So I think I'll either get a pillow wedge or a body pillow to fold to make getting in/out of bed easier.
Any advice for things I can do to prepare?
Should we do a virtual celebration cruise when all our surgeries are complete. (Finally, got the nerve to read about living with just one kidney and was VERY happy to see no restrictions on coffee or an occassional Margarita!)