May 16, 2012 - 2:22 pm
Due to a hectic work schedule I unfortunately haven't been able be here much lately. Three months ago I had Da Vinci robotic surgery to remove a 1.9 cm tumour from the top of my left kidney (Stage 1, Grade 2). The surgery went very well with no complications. About one month ago I started back to the gym. I have realized, however, when doing exercises for core strength (e.g. Pilates), I still have a very specific rather sharp pain in the area of the surgical site. I am quite sure (even though my surgery was laparoscopic) that muscles were cut in this area. Abdominal excercises have always been really easy for me, but I'm struggling somewhat at the moment. Can anyone tell me whether these cut muscles will eventually completely regenerate and if so, how long it generally takes?
Also, like others have reported here, I am finding fatigue at the end of the day (and sometimes in the afternoon) almost overpowering. I literally hit a wall where I can barely function (even conversation is too much). It actually scares me a little. Given that the tumour was tiny and that I feel great otherwise, should this still be a problem at three months post-op? Does anyone have any insight as to why this fatigue occurs?
BTW, the first MRI is next week, but I am imagining a NED :-)!
Thank you so much in advance for your thoughts.