Apr 21, 2013 - 10:35 am
Update from "Renal Mass at 23!?"
Hello Everyone! I had my surgery Thursday the 18th in the morning. They removed a 2x3cm tumor from the right kidney. She said it was a little deep in the kidney and affected the area that filters so they had to repair that a little bit. But everything else went well. Because of that I was on bedrest until the next morning and they left my catheter in until Saturday morning. They took the drain out Saturday morning after the catheter and then I was able to leave Saturday by noon. I’m still taking the pain medication and softeners they gave me, but I haven’t gone to the bathroom since Saturday early morning. I’m wondering if that is OK. Also I’m having trouble gaining control of my bladder back after the catheter was in so long. Any pointers? I read something before about stretching. Should I be stretching? I’m moving around a good bit, but sometimes just straightening my posture feels like I’m stretching out, I don’t know if I should stretch more than that or not.
Thanks for any help!