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Well I no longer have a right kidney,I you remember I held off the surgery to finish some commitments to my students. They tried robotic method and found that under the tumor was a funnel cyst. I do not know what that is, but apparently when they tried to remove it I started bleeding heavily despite my kidney being "clamped" off. They then decided to change methods and they removed the whole kidney laprascopically. I am healing and home after 5 days in the hospital. I go Monday for my first check. Any suggestions of things I need to ask?

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Glad to hear you're home and on the mend; I've thought of you often and your putting your students first and I admire your dedication to your students.

The first thing that popped into my mind when you asked what to ask is to ask for a copy of your report. Because--if you're anything like me--you won't be able to retain all the information that's provided in your meeting and you'll want it at your fingertips once you've left your doctor.

I'll let the pros on this board reply to the medical side. Not familiar with the funnel cyst complication but know some of the others here will be able to help you.

Again, welcome home. Take care of yourself and do what's good for you. Time for getting back to full health is now and you should be your main concern right now.

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Well the worst is over. So what if post op wasn't perfect. Relax. It only gets better each day.


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thanks for the support.

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As to what you need, Make sure to have a good supply of popsicles in the freezer

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I am glad to hear that you are home and have had the surgery. Sorry to hear they had to take it all but glad to hear that it was still laproscopic.

What a wonderful teacher you must be, putting your students before yourself.

The only thing I can recommend from your doctor is a copy of the actual pathology report. Things hide in there that they don't mention.

Good luck on your checkup!

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