Feb 18, 2013 - 5:07 pm
Hi everyone, I am 50 and I was just diagnosed Friday and told I have a 1.8cm mass on the lower pole of
my left kidney. They are scheduling me for a partial nephrectomy by the robotic procedure. I have
all kinds of emotions happening right now, I do feel lucky they found it early from a CT scan I
had for another reason. Has anyone gone through this procedure?? How painful is the recovery??
I am a big baby when it comes to pain. They say I will need to take 3-4 weeks off of work, I am
an office manager....does this sound accurate?? Any suggestions for preparing?? Anything I should
know or ask my surgeon?? I appreciate the support.