Jul 09, 2013 - 2:57 pm
I've been reading posts and gaining confidence from all of you since I was diagnosed March 10th with a 2.5 cm tumor on my right kidney lower pole. After 2 opinions and waiting to get in to see the surgeon in Cleveland Clinic Florida.. my surgery was scheduled for July 5th. I had a lot of medical clearances to get and had to be off of anti-coagulents for almost a month before as I have suffered 2 heart attacks in the last year and a half and am considered high risk for the surgery. I must have chosen the right Doc as I seem to have come through it relatively well. Robotic laproscopic partial nephrectomy.. the surgery took 7 hours. My left arm was paralyzed from the anesthesia it seems but after 2 days, some of the movement returned and the 3rd day I was able to use it a little. It's still numb though but at least I have some use. I'm having a tough time with solid foods though.. everything tastes like salt.. and I find have very little appetite.. the pain is there too but it actually eases when I get up and move around or try to take little walks in the fresh air. My follow up is July 17th for the pathology report. So I hope I "used to have" cancer.