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srbelle1
srbelle1 Member Posts: 123

My husband is undergoing surgery right now; so far, it will be laparoscopic but that could change.

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  • mom2two
    mom2two Member Posts: 48
    Praying it all goes

    Praying it all goes well...let us know how he does.

  • srbelle1
    srbelle1 Member Posts: 123
    Surgery was laparoscopic,

    Surgery was laparoscopic, took an hour and a half, nodes were clean, a bit of the adrenal removed along with the kidney. Surgeon was pleased and the tumor was a bit larger than a softball or as the surgeon described it "a Chicago softball". The pain took a while to get under control (much longer than the surgery).

    taking dinner break and will stop briefly now that he is in his room. 

    Will obviously know more when the pathology is done but for now, it is good news and the surgeon has an excellent reputation in kidney cancer surgery.

    sarah

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    srbelle1 said:

    Surgery was laparoscopic,

    Surgery was laparoscopic, took an hour and a half, nodes were clean, a bit of the adrenal removed along with the kidney. Surgeon was pleased and the tumor was a bit larger than a softball or as the surgeon described it "a Chicago softball". The pain took a while to get under control (much longer than the surgery).

    taking dinner break and will stop briefly now that he is in his room. 

    Will obviously know more when the pathology is done but for now, it is good news and the surgeon has an excellent reputation in kidney cancer surgery.

    sarah

    Not fun

    Sarah,

    It is a big relief to get that surgery behind you. Your husband will be fine after a week or so. Those first few days are tough. The pain medicine will make him constipated and no person on his right mind wants to be constipated a week following the surgery. Ask the doctor about that.

     

     

    Icemantoo

  • srbelle1
    srbelle1 Member Posts: 123
    icemantoo said:

    Not fun

    Sarah,

    It is a big relief to get that surgery behind you. Your husband will be fine after a week or so. Those first few days are tough. The pain medicine will make him constipated and no person on his right mind wants to be constipated a week following the surgery. Ask the doctor about that.

     

     

    Icemantoo

    Thanks for the advice about

    Thanks for the advice about constipation and believe me, we are on it!!! when he had the spinal surgery in July, he came home after 5 days and 5 days after that, he was re admitted for 15 days for intestinal blockage.

    lost close to 20 pounds and got behind on his cancer treatment; I have been obsessive about this since before this nephrectomy.

    left him drifting on dilaudid and norco but they will have him walking in the morning. 

    it is a relief to have this surgery behind us almost 3 months after his diagnosis.

    sarah

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    srbelle1 said:

    Thanks for the advice about

    Thanks for the advice about constipation and believe me, we are on it!!! when he had the spinal surgery in July, he came home after 5 days and 5 days after that, he was re admitted for 15 days for intestinal blockage.

    lost close to 20 pounds and got behind on his cancer treatment; I have been obsessive about this since before this nephrectomy.

    left him drifting on dilaudid and norco but they will have him walking in the morning. 

    it is a relief to have this surgery behind us almost 3 months after his diagnosis.

    sarah

    oh srbelle1 im glad to hear

    oh srbelle1 im glad to hear that the surgery of over with and now its onwards and upwards.......i'd say both of you are relieved.

    eims x