I am officially a member.

Hello friends.  I am home from the hospital today and officially a member.  They were able to do the surgery laparoscopically, however, it took them 7.5 hours - 2 of those hours spent lysing old adhesions.  A very tenacious and dedicated surgical team.  To say I am sore is an understatement.

It turned out the "tumor" on my adrenal gland was actually a section of bowel that was photobombing my CT scans.  The adrenal gland did not have to be removed.

I see the Urologist on December 17th for follow up and pathology report.  He said blood draws in the hospital were very good.  Kidney function value went from 1.1 to 1.2 which he was happy with and hematocrit stays at 34-35.  It looks as though the left kidney was able to kick right in and take over.  

More later my new best friends!  Thank you again for taking this journey with me.

Comments

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    your beanie

    is in the mail...good for you!

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945 Member
    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back Bella, I am glad to hear all went well. You can rest easy now, take care, you know the ropes by now. Heal well:)

    Djinnie x

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    Djinnie said:

    Welcome Back!

    Welcome back Bella, I am glad to hear all went well. You can rest easy now, take care, you know the ropes by now. Heal well:)

    Djinnie x

    Time to celebrate

    Debbie,

     

     

    How about some pizza and beer. That should help with the gas.

    Icemantoo

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    icemantoo said:

    Time to celebrate

    Debbie,

     

     

    How about some pizza and beer. That should help with the gas.

    Icemantoo

    Glad to hear it was only a

    Glad to hear it was only a "photobomb" and not a tumor on Adrenal gland.

    Rest up and make YOU your number 1 priority.

    Keep us informed as to how you are doing..

    Warmly, Jan

  • jason.2835
    jason.2835 Member Posts: 337 Member
    7.5 hours!

    That's a long procedure but I'm glad they took care of other problems for you.  Those adhesions can be tricky business... I'm only 7 weeks out but I was afraid of everything I did because I didn't want to develop any.  Here's to a speedy recovery!  

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member

    7.5 hours!

    That's a long procedure but I'm glad they took care of other problems for you.  Those adhesions can be tricky business... I'm only 7 weeks out but I was afraid of everything I did because I didn't want to develop any.  Here's to a speedy recovery!  

    Wow! 7.5 hours! Glad to hear

    Wow! 7.5 hours! Glad to hear it went well - and love that the piece of bowel was photo bombing you! LOL

    Take care and take your time healing. You have been through a lot!

    And welcome to the club! :)

    Hugs

    Jojo

  • myoung790
    myoung790 Member Posts: 75
    Glad it all went well.

    Glad it all went well.

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,042 Member
    myoung790 said:

    Glad it all went well.

    Glad it all went well.

    Survivor world,

    Here we come...

    Donna