Waiting for surgery re: Kidney removal

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  • babycakes11
    babycakes11 Member Posts: 7
    puppetman said:

    Pre op
    I went for My pre-op today, just wondering , I have kidney cancer and they going to remove My right kidney on May 4th, so I am wondering why would they xray my chest today, has this been done to any of You before You had Your kidney out?

    X-ray
    Yeppers, Iceman is correct. They just want to make sure nothing spread to the lungs. I also had a bone scan prior to my surgery to make sure nothing settled in my bones. Both tests came back negative!!
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53

    X-ray
    Yeppers, Iceman is correct. They just want to make sure nothing spread to the lungs. I also had a bone scan prior to my surgery to make sure nothing settled in my bones. Both tests came back negative!!

    Thanks, I was very worried

    Thanks, I was very worried
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    puppetman said:

    Thanks, I was very worried

    Thanks, I was very worried

    Getting worried
    I was worried that they had found something wrong from the xray that they took, but I am starting to get a little worried and scared about what is coming this Wed. I go in at 7am and they start working on my kidney at 9am "Mississippi time" but I am starting to get worried, being on here is great and full of info, but reading about what I will be going through with pain and not being to get around much, has me worried , I know I will need some help for a few days, I stay with My Mom and Dad, My Dad is 85 and not in good shape and My Mom is 81 and not in good shape, maybe the Doc can keep Me in the hospital for a few more days till I can start doing for My self, I hope.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    puppetman said:

    Getting worried
    I was worried that they had found something wrong from the xray that they took, but I am starting to get a little worried and scared about what is coming this Wed. I go in at 7am and they start working on my kidney at 9am "Mississippi time" but I am starting to get worried, being on here is great and full of info, but reading about what I will be going through with pain and not being to get around much, has me worried , I know I will need some help for a few days, I stay with My Mom and Dad, My Dad is 85 and not in good shape and My Mom is 81 and not in good shape, maybe the Doc can keep Me in the hospital for a few more days till I can start doing for My self, I hope.

    You are going to get thru this
    Puppetman,

    You are going to get through this. Yes it is going to hurt and yes you are going to have a tough week or two after surgery. From there everything is uphill. You have to get thru this with flying colors so you can help me welcome the newcomers after you.

    Best Wishes,

    Icemantoo
  • lbinmsp
    lbinmsp Member Posts: 266
    puppetman said:

    Getting worried
    I was worried that they had found something wrong from the xray that they took, but I am starting to get a little worried and scared about what is coming this Wed. I go in at 7am and they start working on my kidney at 9am "Mississippi time" but I am starting to get worried, being on here is great and full of info, but reading about what I will be going through with pain and not being to get around much, has me worried , I know I will need some help for a few days, I stay with My Mom and Dad, My Dad is 85 and not in good shape and My Mom is 81 and not in good shape, maybe the Doc can keep Me in the hospital for a few more days till I can start doing for My self, I hope.

    Hello
    I've been reading this thread for quite a while and I hear your anxiety. I live alone (and did when I had my nephrectomy - open) - and did pretty well by myself. Now, I lived in an apartment so there were no stairs, I didn't have a dog that needed walking, so I could just sort of 'wobble' from room to room as needed. That was my exercise at first, just walking around the apartment with a solid wall or piece of furniture available if I needed to grab something. Make sure you have groceries in the house - soups, sandwich fixings, juice, anything easy to fix for the first days. You probably won't feel much like eating but it's important that you do! I quit the pain meds about the 4th day after discharge since I knew I wouldn't be able to drive while on them. Being a painfully independent person, I wanted to get moving sooner than later. I did have someone stop by my place each day for the first couple of days and of course family and friends called a couple of times a day too, just to make sure I was still 'right end up'. I know this is scary - you'd be crazy if you weren't! But as you've read here - we've all been through it and survived it. You will too! I'll say a prayer for you.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    lbinmsp said:

    Hello
    I've been reading this thread for quite a while and I hear your anxiety. I live alone (and did when I had my nephrectomy - open) - and did pretty well by myself. Now, I lived in an apartment so there were no stairs, I didn't have a dog that needed walking, so I could just sort of 'wobble' from room to room as needed. That was my exercise at first, just walking around the apartment with a solid wall or piece of furniture available if I needed to grab something. Make sure you have groceries in the house - soups, sandwich fixings, juice, anything easy to fix for the first days. You probably won't feel much like eating but it's important that you do! I quit the pain meds about the 4th day after discharge since I knew I wouldn't be able to drive while on them. Being a painfully independent person, I wanted to get moving sooner than later. I did have someone stop by my place each day for the first couple of days and of course family and friends called a couple of times a day too, just to make sure I was still 'right end up'. I know this is scary - you'd be crazy if you weren't! But as you've read here - we've all been through it and survived it. You will too! I'll say a prayer for you.

    thanks so much, it does help
    thanks so much, it does help to know that so many People are Praying for Me, I hope I will be able to get on here afew days after having My kidney out, so I can let You all know how I am doing.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    lbinmsp said:

    Hello
    I've been reading this thread for quite a while and I hear your anxiety. I live alone (and did when I had my nephrectomy - open) - and did pretty well by myself. Now, I lived in an apartment so there were no stairs, I didn't have a dog that needed walking, so I could just sort of 'wobble' from room to room as needed. That was my exercise at first, just walking around the apartment with a solid wall or piece of furniture available if I needed to grab something. Make sure you have groceries in the house - soups, sandwich fixings, juice, anything easy to fix for the first days. You probably won't feel much like eating but it's important that you do! I quit the pain meds about the 4th day after discharge since I knew I wouldn't be able to drive while on them. Being a painfully independent person, I wanted to get moving sooner than later. I did have someone stop by my place each day for the first couple of days and of course family and friends called a couple of times a day too, just to make sure I was still 'right end up'. I know this is scary - you'd be crazy if you weren't! But as you've read here - we've all been through it and survived it. You will too! I'll say a prayer for you.

    thanks so much, it does help
    thanks so much, it does help to know that so many People are Praying for Me, I hope I will be able to get on here afew days after having My kidney out, so I can let You all know how I am doing.
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    puppetman said:

    thanks so much, it does help
    thanks so much, it does help to know that so many People are Praying for Me, I hope I will be able to get on here afew days after having My kidney out, so I can let You all know how I am doing.

    Well, Tomorrow at 7am is the
    Well, Tomorrow at 7am is the big day, I drank that stuff "nasty" I am watching tv and waiting, but so far it just made me sick and making my head hurt.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    puppetman said:

    Well, Tomorrow at 7am is the
    Well, Tomorrow at 7am is the big day, I drank that stuff "nasty" I am watching tv and waiting, but so far it just made me sick and making my head hurt.

    Puppetman
    It has been almost 9 hours since your surgery and we have not heard from You. Are you OK?

    Icemantoo
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    icemantoo said:

    Puppetman
    It has been almost 9 hours since your surgery and we have not heard from You. Are you OK?

    Icemantoo

    I hope all are doing well
    I have been following quite intently.. as I just found out that I might have to have my left Kidney removed... I will be seeing my urologist tomorrow and will update everyone. I hope that Puppetman is doing well
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    icemantoo said:

    Puppetman
    It has been almost 9 hours since your surgery and we have not heard from You. Are you OK?

    Icemantoo

    Well, I. Only have 1 kidney
    Well, I. Only have 1 kidney left, I am hurting alot, my back pain went down 60%, they should get me up to walk, I am doing ok, just lots of pain.
  • rae_rae
    rae_rae Member Posts: 300
    puppetman said:

    Well, I. Only have 1 kidney
    Well, I. Only have 1 kidney left, I am hurting alot, my back pain went down 60%, they should get me up to walk, I am doing ok, just lots of pain.

    Glad to hear you are ok
    Good to hear from you. You will be sore for some time but it gets better each day. Rest a lot and try to keep moving even if only a little at a time.

    God Bless
    Rae
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    rae_rae said:

    Glad to hear you are ok
    Good to hear from you. You will be sore for some time but it gets better each day. Rest a lot and try to keep moving even if only a little at a time.

    God Bless
    Rae

    Good to hear you are doing well
    Glad you are moving along.. I just talked to my Urologist today, and he broke the news.. RCC in left Kidney.. and need to do a full removal. :(

    I am glad to read and hear everyones story's, as this does help a lot..

    Puppetman, best of luck and hope to hear from you soon

    H
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    kidkenpo said:

    Good to hear you are doing well
    Glad you are moving along.. I just talked to my Urologist today, and he broke the news.. RCC in left Kidney.. and need to do a full removal. :(

    I am glad to read and hear everyones story's, as this does help a lot..

    Puppetman, best of luck and hope to hear from you soon

    H

    I am will in the hospital ,
    I am will in the hospital , I am still hurting alot but not as much
  • trulytall
    trulytall Member Posts: 14
    puppetman said:

    I am will in the hospital ,
    I am will in the hospital , I am still hurting alot but not as much

    hi puppetman
    It was great hearing from you, especially so quickly after surgery!! :)
    Wishing you all the best in your recovery.
    Take care.
    Denise
  • trulytall
    trulytall Member Posts: 14
    kidkenpo said:

    Good to hear you are doing well
    Glad you are moving along.. I just talked to my Urologist today, and he broke the news.. RCC in left Kidney.. and need to do a full removal. :(

    I am glad to read and hear everyones story's, as this does help a lot..

    Puppetman, best of luck and hope to hear from you soon

    H

    hi kidkenpo
    Do you know your surgery date yet???
    I had my left kidney removed in January and just wanted to say that I'm recovering quite well...3 1/2 months later and definitely feeling like the worst is behind me now.
    I agree, everyones stories and support here is very helpful and encouraging.
    Thoughts and prayers going out to you.
    Denise
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53
    trulytall said:

    hi kidkenpo
    Do you know your surgery date yet???
    I had my left kidney removed in January and just wanted to say that I'm recovering quite well...3 1/2 months later and definitely feeling like the worst is behind me now.
    I agree, everyones stories and support here is very helpful and encouraging.
    Thoughts and prayers going out to you.
    Denise

    I have been home for almost
    I have been home for almost 2 days now, the only thing the told Me was, stay away from dark stuff like drinks "cokes" stuff like that, stay away from table salt, high protein, the only thing I can say for now is, walk as much as You can, don't move fast and take thangs slow , DO NOT lay flat for the first week or so, trying to get up is painful "TRUST ME, IT IS VERY PAINFUL" and drink lots of water.
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    trulytall said:

    hi kidkenpo
    Do you know your surgery date yet???
    I had my left kidney removed in January and just wanted to say that I'm recovering quite well...3 1/2 months later and definitely feeling like the worst is behind me now.
    I agree, everyones stories and support here is very helpful and encouraging.
    Thoughts and prayers going out to you.
    Denise

    Hi Denise,
    I am glad you are

    Hi Denise,

    I am glad you are doing well, and hope that it only gets better from here. I am scheduled for my surgery on the 17th May, Right around the corner. Yes, very nervous (about the RN) and very glad to read your posts that you are doing great. Thank you for your prayers and I will post updates when I am able, after surgery.

    Thank you all!
    Heath (San Diego ca) In case anyone wanted to know.

    P.S. did you have a Laparoscopic removal?
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    puppetman said:

    I have been home for almost
    I have been home for almost 2 days now, the only thing the told Me was, stay away from dark stuff like drinks "cokes" stuff like that, stay away from table salt, high protein, the only thing I can say for now is, walk as much as You can, don't move fast and take thangs slow , DO NOT lay flat for the first week or so, trying to get up is painful "TRUST ME, IT IS VERY PAINFUL" and drink lots of water.

    Puppetman,
    I am glad you are

    Puppetman,

    I am glad you are doing well. As you read from my post to Denise, I will be having surgery in about 1 1/2 weeks. May 17th to be exact. I appreciate yours and everyones advice and hope your days get better. ( I am sure they will)

    Heath
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    puppetman said:

    trulytall
    Thank You for Your Prayers

    Getting up from bed
    Try this:

    While lying down, roll over onto your right side. With your arms in front of your chest, plant your right elbow into the matress. Make a fist with your right hand. Cover your fist with your left hand and use your left arm to push yourself up.

    That method uses your arm muscles, rather than your shredded abdmoninals to get yourself up.