6 AM surgery for radical nephrectomy

kidkenpo
kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
Hello all,

I will be going in tomorrow am for my surgery, having RN of left kidney. I will post updates when I can and thanks to everyone for there helpful words and blessing.

Heath

Comments

  • lorcal
    lorcal Member Posts: 5
    good luck. Praying for you.

    good luck. Praying for you.
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    Surgery day
    Go gettum. We'll see ya when you come out the other side of it. we'll be here for you.
  • Katielynn
    Katielynn Member Posts: 61
    Good Luck
    The very best of wishes and my prayers going out to you....
  • jona187
    jona187 Member Posts: 71
    Good luck. I will wish you
    Good luck. I will wish you the best :)
  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,023 Member
    jona187 said:

    Good luck. I will wish you
    Good luck. I will wish you the best :)

    Been there, done that
    May all your tubes be removed without discomfort, may you be able to walk the halls faster each day, may you P freely. When you are on a liquid diet, rejoice if the cook accidentally drops a noodle in it. That means you are eating solid food.
    I passed many minutes watching the birds circle above the courtyard of the hospital. Every once in a while, a crow would come in to drive the other birds away.

    I have another "where were you when a memorable event happened". The day I got out of the hospital, we watched Oregon State University win the NCAA Div.I baseball championship. I graduated from OS.

    A radical will make you tired. The anesthesia, the movement of all your internal organs to get to the kidney, the thoroughness of the surgeons to check surrounding tissue and nodes, the change to one kidney having to filter all the fluids. There's a reason the docs say 6 weeks. I urge you to do what you can as you can, but don't overdo anything too soon as it will just set you back.

    Good luck during your recuperation.
    donna_lee
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    donna_lee said:

    Been there, done that
    May all your tubes be removed without discomfort, may you be able to walk the halls faster each day, may you P freely. When you are on a liquid diet, rejoice if the cook accidentally drops a noodle in it. That means you are eating solid food.
    I passed many minutes watching the birds circle above the courtyard of the hospital. Every once in a while, a crow would come in to drive the other birds away.

    I have another "where were you when a memorable event happened". The day I got out of the hospital, we watched Oregon State University win the NCAA Div.I baseball championship. I graduated from OS.

    A radical will make you tired. The anesthesia, the movement of all your internal organs to get to the kidney, the thoroughness of the surgeons to check surrounding tissue and nodes, the change to one kidney having to filter all the fluids. There's a reason the docs say 6 weeks. I urge you to do what you can as you can, but don't overdo anything too soon as it will just set you back.

    Good luck during your recuperation.
    donna_lee

    Thank you all, I am home and
    Thank you all, I am home and all went well.. Yes I am very tired... sore and ready to move on... I want to say thank you again for all the words of wisdom and prayers..

    I am happy to be home.. and ready to heal

    Heath
  • Katielynn
    Katielynn Member Posts: 61
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you all, I am home and
    Thank you all, I am home and all went well.. Yes I am very tired... sore and ready to move on... I want to say thank you again for all the words of wisdom and prayers..

    I am happy to be home.. and ready to heal

    Heath

    Glad you're home!
    So happy to hear all went well for you, rest up and take it easy. I know exactly how you feel about wanting to get back to "normal"...It's amazing how "normal" sounds like Heaven on earth....I swear I won't take one little thing in life for granted again...So happy for you...God Bless...Hope to hear updates about how you're doing...:-)
  • MandyBear
    MandyBear Member Posts: 14
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you all, I am home and
    Thank you all, I am home and all went well.. Yes I am very tired... sore and ready to move on... I want to say thank you again for all the words of wisdom and prayers..

    I am happy to be home.. and ready to heal

    Heath

    Great
    It's great that you're home. I had a very radical nephrectomy 31 years ago for kidney cancer. I'm still rockin'. But for now, you need to rest and take good care of yourself. Healing takes time, both physically and emotionally. Give yourself time and patience and I wish you all the best.
  • DarrylPe
    DarrylPe Member Posts: 75
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you all, I am home and
    Thank you all, I am home and all went well.. Yes I am very tired... sore and ready to move on... I want to say thank you again for all the words of wisdom and prayers..

    I am happy to be home.. and ready to heal

    Heath

    Done
    Glad your home and have gotten that over with. Rest listen to your body and be patient you'll feel better soon . Sending you out more prayers.

    Darryl
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    DarrylPe said:

    Done
    Glad your home and have gotten that over with. Rest listen to your body and be patient you'll feel better soon . Sending you out more prayers.

    Darryl

    Thank you Darryl
    Still in a

    Thank you Darryl

    Still in a little pain, as it has been one week since surgery. Getting staples out tomorrow.

    Thank you again for the prayers. all the best to you and your family

    Thanks
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    MandyBear said:

    Great
    It's great that you're home. I had a very radical nephrectomy 31 years ago for kidney cancer. I'm still rockin'. But for now, you need to rest and take good care of yourself. Healing takes time, both physically and emotionally. Give yourself time and patience and I wish you all the best.

    MandyBear
    Thank you for your

    MandyBear

    Thank you for your info.. have you changed your diet any.. payed attention to certain foods?
    Just trying to get a head start

    Thank you again
    Heath
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,359 Member
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you Darryl
    Still in a

    Thank you Darryl

    Still in a little pain, as it has been one week since surgery. Getting staples out tomorrow.

    Thank you again for the prayers. all the best to you and your family

    Thanks

    Welcome to the club.
    That wasn't so bad, was it? Only members of our little club can ask that question.
  • jona187
    jona187 Member Posts: 71
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you Darryl
    Still in a

    Thank you Darryl

    Still in a little pain, as it has been one week since surgery. Getting staples out tomorrow.

    Thank you again for the prayers. all the best to you and your family

    Thanks

    Glad to see you are
    Glad to see you are recovering.

    Hang in there.

    It gets better over team.

    They used some type of surgical glue with my wife instead of staples.

    Keep up the healing
  • Califguy
    Califguy Member Posts: 4
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you Darryl
    Still in a

    Thank you Darryl

    Still in a little pain, as it has been one week since surgery. Getting staples out tomorrow.

    Thank you again for the prayers. all the best to you and your family

    Thanks

    Home rest
    Glad everything when smooth and your home. I had my kidney removed april 16 and fill like new again. No pain and filling good. Was tired the first five weeks and then started filling better. Hope you recover fast, and the pain goes away. You take care and your body will take care of it's self. Good luck.
  • Califguy
    Califguy Member Posts: 4
    kidkenpo said:

    Thank you Darryl
    Still in a

    Thank you Darryl

    Still in a little pain, as it has been one week since surgery. Getting staples out tomorrow.

    Thank you again for the prayers. all the best to you and your family

    Thanks

    Home rest
    Glad everything when smooth and your home. I had my kidney removed april 16 and fill like new again. No pain and filling good. Was tired the first five weeks and then started filling better. Hope you recover fast, and the pain goes away. You take care and your body will take care of it's self. Good luck.
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    Califguy said:

    Home rest
    Glad everything when smooth and your home. I had my kidney removed april 16 and fill like new again. No pain and filling good. Was tired the first five weeks and then started filling better. Hope you recover fast, and the pain goes away. You take care and your body will take care of it's self. Good luck.

    pictures?
    Pictures, pictures. We want pictures. : )
  • puppetman
    puppetman Member Posts: 53

    pictures?
    Pictures, pictures. We want pictures. : )

    I had My right kidney
    I had My right kidney removed on May 4th 2011, it does take time, My Doc told Me to walk a lot, don't lift nothing and just take it easy, after a week of being home you will fell like doing a little bit of stuff "but don't or you will end up back in the hospital like I did", after three weeks you will start feeling pretty ok and want to do things, but ONLY do very light house work and do lots of walking, and drink lots of water.

    I thought I could Handel anything, but when the Doc first told Me I had kidney cancer, it kind of rocked My world, even after the Doc told Me He got it all, I still feel really down and sad, the hardest part of being home for me is being around people and hiding how down and sad I really feel, but still do what Your Doc says.
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20

    pictures?
    Pictures, pictures. We want pictures. : )

    HA ok.. I will get some
    HA ok.. I will get some pictures up soon.. been feeling well.. really tired.. it has been two weeks and I am moving around real well.. thanks to all for your support..

    Question.. has anyone discussed diet at all?

    Heath
  • kidkenpo
    kidkenpo Member Posts: 20
    puppetman said:

    I had My right kidney
    I had My right kidney removed on May 4th 2011, it does take time, My Doc told Me to walk a lot, don't lift nothing and just take it easy, after a week of being home you will fell like doing a little bit of stuff "but don't or you will end up back in the hospital like I did", after three weeks you will start feeling pretty ok and want to do things, but ONLY do very light house work and do lots of walking, and drink lots of water.

    I thought I could Handel anything, but when the Doc first told Me I had kidney cancer, it kind of rocked My world, even after the Doc told Me He got it all, I still feel really down and sad, the hardest part of being home for me is being around people and hiding how down and sad I really feel, but still do what Your Doc says.

    Left out!
    Puppetman.. good

    Left out!

    Puppetman.. good to see you are up and about.. I am running on my 2nd week post op. and feeling pretty good.. incisions are healing slowly.. and had staples taken out last week.

    Hope all is well with you

    Heath
  • jam66
    jam66 Member Posts: 55
    kidkenpo said:

    HA ok.. I will get some
    HA ok.. I will get some pictures up soon.. been feeling well.. really tired.. it has been two weeks and I am moving around real well.. thanks to all for your support..

    Question.. has anyone discussed diet at all?

    Heath

    Hi Heath,
    Glad recovery is

    Hi Heath,

    Glad recovery is going well! I had a radical nephrectomy May 4. As far as diet, I had just started a vegan diet before the shocker diagnosis. One of the oncology doctors is also vegan, and recommended I stick with the veganism. I have, and I feel good. There is a lot of information out there linking animal products to health issues, and I'd rather not risk it. I know it depends on so many factors, genes being the main one, but the plant based diet just seems healthier all around.
    So that's where I am. It's different for everyone, I know.

    Best of luck,
    Jennifer