Jun 06, 2012 - 8:37 pm
Hello I’m a 63 year old female. I just had a left Kidney Robotic Assisted Radical Nephrectomy. Due to a mass, measuring 4x3.8x3.6 cm. I was in the hospital for two days and sent home on the third. My mass was found by accident when an ultrasound was done on my stomach and then an MRI was done on my Kidney. The results on my pathology showed that I had a Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma, Fuhrman nuclear grade 2. Thank God the tumor was limited to the kidney and I don’t have to have any other treatment other than a CT scan in six months. I have been at home trying to walk as much as possible every day and drinking lots of water also, just like everyone on this discussion Board. I do think about the possibility of cancer cell spreading to my right kidney, but I’m going to try to not think about that. This is why I want to go back to work. I called my urologist and ask when I could return to work and he said it’s up to me if I feel like I could return to work. I do accounts receivable and enter cash deposits, so I’m pretty much sitting down. I wonder how long should I stay home after this surgery. I still do hurt, but from what I have been reading on the web, it takes quite a long time for the pain to be gone. So I’m not sure if I should stay home another week (making it three weeks after surgery) or go back to work. I know everyone is different, but could anyone give me an idea as to how long before they went back to work after the surgery?