Waiting for surgery re: Kidney removal

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  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    DarrylPe said:

    Keep your spirits up
    I like that joke may I use it? it's good to see that you have a sense of humor. My surgery is on April 13th this site has helped me alot with invaluable info let me know whens your surgery so I can pray for you .
    Good Luck
    Darryl

    I sure will, I will also
    I sure will, I will also Pray for You, it's kind of strange but this cancer isn't getting Me down any, I am a Christian with a lot of Fath in God, I know He will take care of Me.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53

    a few days before surgery
    As D-day approaches for you, you might want to take care of all the heavy lifting at home since you won't be able to lift things for a while. For me, that would mean buying/carrying in some extra containers of cat litter, taking out the trash and recycling, buying/bringing in some extra boxes of bottled water, that kind of thing.

    Just in case they don't give you one at the hospital, I found those big white stretchy velcro abdominal belts to give me extra support, which helped with the pain. Also, you might want to track down a shower chair. It's more comfortable to sit in the shower after surgery than to stand. Of course, I'd also time my pain meds for 20 min before a shower.

    Be sure all the bills are paid for the next 2-3 weeks.

    thanks, that sounds like a
    thanks, that sounds like a good thing to do, get done with all the heavy stuff before I go into the hospital, I went and got a new ct scan done, and I will go this Monday to see My Doc to see when He will put Me in the hospital to get My right kidnew out, when I ge see Him Monday I hope He will put Me in the hospital afew daws after that.
    I am almost 46, but still live with My Parents "Mom is 81 and not in good health, and My Dad is 85 and not in good health" so I hope He keeps Me in the hospital as long as He can, My Mom and Dad is in no shape to help take care of Me.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53

    a few days before surgery
    As D-day approaches for you, you might want to take care of all the heavy lifting at home since you won't be able to lift things for a while. For me, that would mean buying/carrying in some extra containers of cat litter, taking out the trash and recycling, buying/bringing in some extra boxes of bottled water, that kind of thing.

    Just in case they don't give you one at the hospital, I found those big white stretchy velcro abdominal belts to give me extra support, which helped with the pain. Also, you might want to track down a shower chair. It's more comfortable to sit in the shower after surgery than to stand. Of course, I'd also time my pain meds for 20 min before a shower.

    Be sure all the bills are paid for the next 2-3 weeks.

    thanks, that sounds like a
    I will go this Monday to see my Doc to see when I will have my right kidney out, I already have alot of back pain , I have 6 herniated disc in my back and 2 in my neck plus a plate in my neck, so I already have alot of pain, I just wonder how much more pain I will have?
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    DarrylPe said:

    Keep your spirits up
    I like that joke may I use it? it's good to see that you have a sense of humor. My surgery is on April 13th this site has helped me alot with invaluable info let me know whens your surgery so I can pray for you .
    Good Luck
    Darryl

    I will be going tomorrow to
    I will be going tomorrow to see the Doc. to see when I will be going into the hospital , I will post on here what He says.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    puppetman said:

    thanks, that sounds like a
    I will go this Monday to see my Doc to see when I will have my right kidney out, I already have alot of back pain , I have 6 herniated disc in my back and 2 in my neck plus a plate in my neck, so I already have alot of pain, I just wonder how much more pain I will have?

    I will be going to see the
    I will be going to see the Doc. Tomorrow at 3:15 "mississippi time" to see when I will have to go into the Hospital, I will let You all know what He says.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    puppetman said:

    I will be going to see the
    I will be going to see the Doc. Tomorrow at 3:15 "mississippi time" to see when I will have to go into the Hospital, I will let You all know what He says.

    I went to see My Doc today,
    I went to see My Doc today, He told Me that He will have to remove all of My right kidney, but the good news is that He said I could wait till after Easter so I can be the Bunny, I was so happy to hear that.
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    Darryl's prep day
    Hey Darryl, this should be your prep day, eh? Good luck. Stay home. Take it easy. Don't forget to use the moist wipes. : ) What kind of prep did your doc prescribe for you?
  • DarrylPe
    DarrylPe Member Posts: 75

    Darryl's prep day
    Hey Darryl, this should be your prep day, eh? Good luck. Stay home. Take it easy. Don't forget to use the moist wipes. : ) What kind of prep did your doc prescribe for you?

    Prep Day
    Hi Jamie thanks for remembering. I went to pre op screening today and they forgot to send over my doctors order so that only took my vitals and gave me basic info. my doctor said that he did not like to prescribe the gut cleaner. He has had me avoid taken any meds that would thin out my blood etc. asprin, tyenol for the last eight days. I was alright till I was describing to a friend how the surgery would be done and all the risk suddenly became real. Having troulbe sleeping the last tonights but I have faith in God. Thanks for all the info and support talk to you soon.

    All the best ,
    Darryl
  • trulytall
    trulytall Member Posts: 14
    DarrylPe said:

    Prep Day
    Hi Jamie thanks for remembering. I went to pre op screening today and they forgot to send over my doctors order so that only took my vitals and gave me basic info. my doctor said that he did not like to prescribe the gut cleaner. He has had me avoid taken any meds that would thin out my blood etc. asprin, tyenol for the last eight days. I was alright till I was describing to a friend how the surgery would be done and all the risk suddenly became real. Having troulbe sleeping the last tonights but I have faith in God. Thanks for all the info and support talk to you soon.

    All the best ,
    Darryl

    I'll be thinking of you
    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Darryl. :)
    Looking forward to hearing from you and how well the surgery went....keep us all posted.
    All the best.
    Denise
  • DarrylPe
    DarrylPe Member Posts: 75
    trulytall said:

    I'll be thinking of you
    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Darryl. :)
    Looking forward to hearing from you and how well the surgery went....keep us all posted.
    All the best.
    Denise

    Todays The Day
    Hi Denise and thanks for the kind thoughts. You and all the others on this site have given me great support and help. I'm kind of nervious but , I have faith this morning my family and I prayed so off I go to the hospital .Talk to you all soon.

    Thanks again
    Darryl
  • antjeanne
    antjeanne Member Posts: 13
    DarrylPe said:

    Todays The Day
    Hi Denise and thanks for the kind thoughts. You and all the others on this site have given me great support and help. I'm kind of nervious but , I have faith this morning my family and I prayed so off I go to the hospital .Talk to you all soon.

    Thanks again
    Darryl

    I will pray for your total
    I will pray for your total healing and speedy recovery. I told you about the not sleeping. Best of luck, and after when you get tired easy its ok its normal.I look forward to you posting about how you used to have Cancer.and are now a survivor.
    All the best to you.
    Anthony
  • DarrylPe
    DarrylPe Member Posts: 75
    antjeanne said:

    I will pray for your total
    I will pray for your total healing and speedy recovery. I told you about the not sleeping. Best of luck, and after when you get tired easy its ok its normal.I look forward to you posting about how you used to have Cancer.and are now a survivor.
    All the best to you.
    Anthony

    Sore but I'm back
    Hi All fellow survivors and,much gratitude for your input kind words , thoughts and prayers.Without you it would surely have been a tougher journey. What I recieved from all of you I could have never gotten from a healthcare provider that hadn't been where we have.
    My surgery went well it was hand assisted laproscopic and took about an hour. Boy am I sore, constipated and tired. Just the thought of food makes me sick but, I trying to nibble and drink alittle soup. I'm also drinkng a lot of water trying to stay hydrated.
    My doctor has alread gotten the path report and the 5 cm. cyst was dertermined to be cancer but appeared to be contained inside the kidney thank God. Talk to you soon.
    Thanks Again and God Bless you all
    Darryl
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    DarrylPe said:

    Sore but I'm back
    Hi All fellow survivors and,much gratitude for your input kind words , thoughts and prayers.Without you it would surely have been a tougher journey. What I recieved from all of you I could have never gotten from a healthcare provider that hadn't been where we have.
    My surgery went well it was hand assisted laproscopic and took about an hour. Boy am I sore, constipated and tired. Just the thought of food makes me sick but, I trying to nibble and drink alittle soup. I'm also drinkng a lot of water trying to stay hydrated.
    My doctor has alread gotten the path report and the 5 cm. cyst was dertermined to be cancer but appeared to be contained inside the kidney thank God. Talk to you soon.
    Thanks Again and God Bless you all
    Darryl

    That wasn't so bad was it?
    DarrylPe,

    Glad to see you are up and doing well.

    Best regards,

    Icemantoo
  • VeryAnxious
    VeryAnxious Member Posts: 67
    icemantoo said:

    That wasn't so bad was it?
    DarrylPe,

    Glad to see you are up and doing well.

    Best regards,

    Icemantoo

    Am so glad to hear you are
    Am so glad to hear you are doing ok. Take care of yourself. You will get better day by day
  • antjeanne
    antjeanne Member Posts: 13
    DarrylPe said:

    Sore but I'm back
    Hi All fellow survivors and,much gratitude for your input kind words , thoughts and prayers.Without you it would surely have been a tougher journey. What I recieved from all of you I could have never gotten from a healthcare provider that hadn't been where we have.
    My surgery went well it was hand assisted laproscopic and took about an hour. Boy am I sore, constipated and tired. Just the thought of food makes me sick but, I trying to nibble and drink alittle soup. I'm also drinkng a lot of water trying to stay hydrated.
    My doctor has alread gotten the path report and the 5 cm. cyst was dertermined to be cancer but appeared to be contained inside the kidney thank God. Talk to you soon.
    Thanks Again and God Bless you all
    Darryl

    Very Great News, Almost the
    Very Great News, Almost the same as mine, I was 4.9 cm, contained also. Remember to listen to your body.and rest. you will get better every day. My big thrill was being able to sleep on my side, and walking to the beach at the end of my street. I would make little milestones.
    All the best to you and Prayers coming your way.
    Anthony
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    antjeanne said:

    Very Great News, Almost the
    Very Great News, Almost the same as mine, I was 4.9 cm, contained also. Remember to listen to your body.and rest. you will get better every day. My big thrill was being able to sleep on my side, and walking to the beach at the end of my street. I would make little milestones.
    All the best to you and Prayers coming your way.
    Anthony

    Good news, Darryl
    I'm glad you're doing so well. The constipation is just from the pain meds. As you wean off the meds, it will get better. Walking helps as well. Cheers!
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    DarrylPe said:

    Todays The Day
    Hi Denise and thanks for the kind thoughts. You and all the others on this site have given me great support and help. I'm kind of nervious but , I have faith this morning my family and I prayed so off I go to the hospital .Talk to you all soon.

    Thanks again
    Darryl

    I am so happy Your doing ok
    I am so happy Your doing ok, how sore was You after You got back to Your room? I heard from My Doc, I go in on May 4th "I am dressed as the Bunny right now" May 4th will be the day He will take all of My right kidney out, I Pray I won't have a lot of pain.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    puppetman said:

    I am so happy Your doing ok
    I am so happy Your doing ok, how sore was You after You got back to Your room? I heard from My Doc, I go in on May 4th "I am dressed as the Bunny right now" May 4th will be the day He will take all of My right kidney out, I Pray I won't have a lot of pain.

    Puppetman
    I wish I could sugar coat the surgery and tell you that it will be pain free. To be honest I can not tell a lie. The good thing is that if they get it all out this may be your only treatment and that it does beat the alternative.


    Best wishes,

    Icemantoo
  • trulytall
    trulytall Member Posts: 14
    puppetman said:

    I am so happy Your doing ok
    I am so happy Your doing ok, how sore was You after You got back to Your room? I heard from My Doc, I go in on May 4th "I am dressed as the Bunny right now" May 4th will be the day He will take all of My right kidney out, I Pray I won't have a lot of pain.

    hi puppetman
    I know you must be feeling very anxious and feeling all kinds of other emotions as well. Keeping all kinds of support around is definitely going to help you get through all of this. :) I had my left kidney completely removed on January 17th. Although the tumour was cancerous the surgeon and team do feel confident that they got it all!! So far, a clean bill of health. My next checkup is scheduled for May 20th so I pray everyday for continued good health. In regards to pain control and because of my intolerance to pain med's, the team thought it best for an epidural. I was frozen at and closely around the incision site.it worked very well for me with pain management. Anyway, I'll be praying for you and like I said,staying in touch with the support on this site is very helpful as well.
    All the best.
    Denise
  • trulytall
    trulytall Member Posts: 14
    DarrylPe said:

    Sore but I'm back
    Hi All fellow survivors and,much gratitude for your input kind words , thoughts and prayers.Without you it would surely have been a tougher journey. What I recieved from all of you I could have never gotten from a healthcare provider that hadn't been where we have.
    My surgery went well it was hand assisted laproscopic and took about an hour. Boy am I sore, constipated and tired. Just the thought of food makes me sick but, I trying to nibble and drink alittle soup. I'm also drinkng a lot of water trying to stay hydrated.
    My doctor has alread gotten the path report and the 5 cm. cyst was dertermined to be cancer but appeared to be contained inside the kidney thank God. Talk to you soon.
    Thanks Again and God Bless you all
    Darryl

    YAY!!!
    Hi Darryl: So happy to hear your surgery went well!!
    Wishing you all the best in your recovery.
    Denise