Aug 29, 2013 - 12:29 pm
Met with urologist at Moffitt Cancer Center Tuesday. He reviewed results of MRI: right kidney has 2.5 centimeter soft tissue mass. Left kidey looks fine. He plans to do the procedure robotically. He was not in the best of moods, probably because he was scheduled to see 41 patients that day. I have confidence that he will do a good job, however. He outlined all the things that could go wrong. It provokes a bit of anxiety, but that is normal. Surgery is tentatively set for October 16. There will be a hernia surgeon standing by to do a small hernia repair if all goes well with the partial nephrectomy. I live alone since my wife died in June. My son, who lives out of state, plans to spend the first week with me. Looking for advice on what I might need in terms of in-home help and for how long.