Sep 30, 2013 - 8:35 pm
Today I am 3 weeks post op from my Right open radical nephrectomy. My incision is very large because of the size of my tumor. The incision extends from a few inches below the arm pit starting with where the chest tube was inserted, across my rib cage to below my sternum, and down to the belly button. I am still having a significant amount of pain (especially to the touch), soreness, and numbness EVERYWHERE around this incision. I still am not able to take deep breaths without uncomfort which I expected...But the doctors keep saying "well your incision is quite large!" when I ask about the pain. I know its only been 3 weeks and im being very impatient, but I am just curious about everyones experience with this type of incision?