Mar 08, 2012 - 4:10 am
I just signed up after reading quite a lot.. I am super scared. 32 year old male that smokes and is overweight. I have been diagnosed with Renal Cell at just under 3cm and I have surgery on friday.. yes, in ONE day. I have already pushed this off for over a year (because of my extreme fears) and I am wanting to claim I am sick when they call today with the time.. I am so scared about the surgery, about going under, about being cut, healing and the pain afterwards.
I have never had a surgery before but watching Youtube videos has really scared me.. although I only watch them so I would know what's going on.. and what to expect.. a little strange to watch people "go under".. feels un-natural to me..
I am having a Robotic Laparasocopic Partial Nephrectomy tomorrow and if anyone has had this (or any other surgery to the stomach area) could you explain to me what I should expect?
I have read about sore throat (tube down throat (eeek)..., extreme gas pains from c02 (ouch!), neck/shoulder pain from c02(ouch), various locations of numbness (yuck), catheter (ouch!), draining tube (ouch!)
Seems like a lot of ouches and yucks.. not looking forward to this.. at all.. if God gave this to me.. why take it away? My mind is going in a thousand directions right now.. and it has been.. but 1 day away from this.. is really messing with me.. pretty bad.