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First Follow-up Scan

Shan_39
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Joined: Apr 2012

I am preparing for my first follow-up CT scan after having a right, radical nephrectomy on March 1, 2012. I've been feeling a little anxious, and worried. After being a smoker for 25 years( I've quit now for 4 months) I'm afraid they will find it in my lungs. Also, the past couple of weeks I've been having problems with my ankles swelling up on an off, and I'm not able to fit into rather large clothing, because of the water retention in my abdominal area. I'm just crossing my fingers for an ALL clear!

Shannon

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littledarlin
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Joined: Mar 2012

Shannon, good luck with your follow up scan..I had a partial right nephrectomy on April 30 2012 and also quit smoking like you.. Its been almost 2 months now. I also have abdominal swelling and wonder if it is water retention or just a after effect of the surgery. When are you having your scan? I will be cheering for you....

little darlin...

Shan_39
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Joined: Apr 2012

Hi Little Darlin,

My scan is on Wednesday, and I will find out the results from my oncologist on Thursday. Thank you for the well wishes! Congrats on quitting smoking! I wish I could have quit before I got sick! Now, I fear the reprecussions of so many years of smoking, but pray for the best. I'm going to ask about the retention be because I feel miserable sometimes. How are you doing otherwise?

Shannon

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littledarlin
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Joined: Mar 2012

Hi Shannon,

Good luck with your Wednesday scan and your meeting with your oncologist on Thursday..Also Congrats on quitting smoking..As for how I am doing otherwise..I have started back to walking one plus miles 3 to 5 times a week. I have been very tired since the surgery but am getting better slowly but surely.

Take care and let us know how your scan goes later this week. There is usually someone logged in or there will be very soon...

Taking all things in moderation and living
"ONE DAY AT A TIME"..
Signing off for now..
littledarlin..

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alice124
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Joined: Mar 2012

Shannon and LD,

Hats off to you for quitting smoking. Hopefully it will make a huge difference in your overall recovery.

Shannon - good luck tomorrow! Keep us posted.

Shan_39
Posts: 17
Joined: Apr 2012

Good News on my scan...no NED!! Good for another 3 months! It's a great day to be alive!!

Shannon

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garym
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Shannon,

Congrats on both fronts, NED and NMS!!

matchframe
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Joined: May 2012

Good to hear news like this!!

Congrats!!

Bill

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DMike
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Joined: Nov 2011

Congratulations! It does feel good doesn't it! :)

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