Mar 14, 2012 - 12:27 am
My mother (age70) is scheduled to have her left kidney removed along with the tube that goes from the kidney to the bladder and maybe (Dr.'s not sure yet) a small part of her bladder where the tube (sorry don't know it name) joins it. She had been having blood in her urine for the past 6 months on and off and finally went to the hospital because she was having unbearable back pain. They ran test and the Dr. told us that there was a mass outside the kidney where the tube was and was almost 100% sure it was cancer. She went back to him yesterday and was told that it was cancer and that her kidney was no longer working and that it should come out. She is schedlued for April 4th, the Dr. said he was going to try to do it remotely with a robot but if they had to take some of the bladder it would be a regular surgery.
My question is about her recovery My father is taking two weeks off to be home with her and then she would have to stay with me if needed. I live in a two story and the room she would be staying in is upstairs after two weeks would it be to diffucult for her to manage the stairs? Also will she need someone with her 24/7 or should she be able to be alone and get around?
I am just trying to get ahead of what is coming any information would be greatly appreciated.