Feb 21, 2012 - 12:03 pm
Hello- I am a 35 yr old single mom (actually an only parent, his dad is not a part of our lives). I have my open partial nephrectomy March 2nd at OSU James in Columbus, OH. Saying that I am scared is an understatment... As with most of you on here my renal mass was found by mistake on an MRI of my bulging discs in my lower back. The mass is only 2.4cm and still stage one. I am so thankful that we/they found this early but it does not lessen my fears for the surgery and recovery. I have an amazing family which will be there for me through the whole thing but I still can not get over this deap seated fear that something could go wrong and where would that leave my 8 yr old son... any advise on how to cope with the upcoming surgery would be greatly appriciated.