May 17, 2013 - 10:25 am
After doing research, I reason the "average" kidney weight around a half pound. The surgeon told me mine went a good three pounds! She said it was the largest she ever excised. They were quite shcoked as they tried to get it out and that may explain the extensive bruising around the removal site. She did say it was completely encapsulated so we won't know much for while until the pathology comes back. Does anyone have any information as to kidney size,relative to tumor size and prognosis?
Secondly, I note that my taste is "off," for want of a better word. I seem extremely sensitive to sweets. Anything sweet, even those things that I have eaten for years, are now syrupy and revolting.
BTW, thanks to each one of you for your supoort and your cheering words. My wife was quite taken by the care and camaraderie she found here. She had to experience it to understand what I have been saying about all of you!