Jun 24, 2012 - 8:31 am
I went in for a radical nephrectomy on the 19th. Before that, my thoughts were on the big things...Cancer, what if it returns, etc. In the mid to late afternoon on the 19th, I woke up. I did not know where I was or what had happened to me. I was quickly told by (I guess) a nurse that I had surgery and am in the Fairfax Hospital Recovery Room.
In the four days since, my time scale has been changing. For the first two or three days, I was living on ten minute horizon: the time till the next done of pain meds. How long until the Tylenol kick in (fever issues), etc.
my goals in the hospital were things like, walk 5 number of times, use the breathing aperattus 10 times per hour, etc.
Now, I am waiting for the pathology report.
This was my first major surgery. And I did not know what to expect. I do know I did not like it.