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Getting drain removed

APny's picture
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Joined: Mar 2014

I'm heading back to Sloan Kettering today to have my drain removed. Had the little sucker in for a week so it's high time, but I'm also getting very anxious. For one, I'm worried that it'll hurt and for another, Dr. Russo might have the pathology report and I'm really scared of it.

cjhawk38's picture
Posts: 44
Joined: Dec 2013

I had mine removed the day I came home from the hospital.  Nurse cut the stitches and pulled it out, no pain involved.



APny's picture
Posts: 576
Joined: Mar 2014

You were lucky. I had to have mine in because it kept leaking. One week was quite enough. Burned like crazy getting it out but not as bad as I feared.

Here's my path report. Unfortunately it's cancer but could be a lot worse:

tumor type: clear cell. Stage pT1a

size: 2.4 cm at mid pole. 3.5 at greatest diameter

Local invasion: not identified

Renal vein invasion: not identified

margins: free of tumor

adrenal glad : not identified

lymph nodes: not identified


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