Mar 06, 2013 - 12:27 pm
Hello everyone. I saw a post asking about recovery from Partial Nephrectomy and thought I'd post about mine.
Mentally, not doing so well (posted about that).
I'm about 6 weeks post op. The first couple of weeks the pain was awful in the abdomen (where the incisions were). Couldn't bend, sit up from lying down position, sleep on side, etc.
Ended up sleeping in the recliner for about 3 weeks.
After that, I still have very minor pain in abdomen, only hurts when I bend sometimes. Sometimes have pain in kidney area when I bend over. Other than that, all is well.
I would recomend that if you are having this surgery, be prepared for at least 3 weeks of taking it easy, and not working.
I went back to work at 4 weeks (part time) and was exhausted.
You are still recovering, you had major surgery. Pamper yourself, take it easy if you can. Have your spouse do the laundry, cooking, driving the kids, etc. for at least a couple of weeks.
Hope this helps some people.