Sep 24, 2013 - 2:55 pm
Today I am 2 weeks post op from an Open Radical Nephrectomy with rib resection. I had all 38 of my staples removed. My scar goes from below my right shoulder blade, across my rib cage and down to below my belly button. I had a 20cm (HUGE!) tumor on my right kidney, which the pathology report said was Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. Very rare for me since I am a 29 year old healthy female. The good news is that the cancer did not spread. So today is a good day for me! Just trying to recover at this point, still have plenty of pain around the incision and numbness. The doctors said the numbness may never go away, but thats fine. I've been reading these discusions curious about everyone elses experiences with recovery...It helps a lot!