Jan 02, 2014 - 12:32 pm
Just found this site, which is great since its hard to discuss some things with friends and family, as you all know. Just recently had surgery on Nov. 18th, Radical Nephrectomy left side due to a 4cm tumor. Had to remove the entire kidney due to the location of the tumor. Two weeks after surgery I wasnt recovering as quickly as I had hoped, but how am I supposed to know what normal healing feels like? Then I spiked a fever of 103. My girlfriend, who is a nurse, insisted that we go get checked out. Turns out I had an abscess in my abdomen. I needed a procedure to drain the abscess and another 5 day stay in the hospital with a drain tube. I seem to be much better now, and recovery is moving along great. My Surgeon said that he see's this about 1 in 100, or about once every couple of years. Has anyone else had an experience like this?