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Kaleena
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going in for surgery tomorrow (Monday).   Don't know what to expect. i will have an urologist and my gyne/onc there.   It will be done robotically.    I am first having my left ureter reimplantEd into my bladder to eliminate the stent.   The urologist said I am too young to  have the stent changed 4 times a year for the rest of my life.   (I am 55 now).   Second part of surgery will be done by my gyne/onc.   They will biopsy my soft tissue mass which had been a dilemma for me the past year and a half.   If it is ok they will just leave it. If not it will be removed.   Hopefully it can all be fine laparoscopically and no need for an abdominal cut.   I will let you know how it goes 

hugs to all!!

Kathy

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I'm sending you all the good vibrations and positive thoughts I can drum up!!  Hopefully they'll be able to eliminate the need for the stent and the mass will be benign.  Please let us know how the surgery goes!!

Take care,

Eldri

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My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Hope your doctors get you all fixed up and you heal quickly.  Lou Ann

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I will be praying for you Kathy.

 

Sandra

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Healing energy and positive vibes coming your way tomorrow.  Hoping for the best outcome for you, Kathy.

Chris

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NoTimeForCancer
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Kathy, thank you for letting us know.  You are in our prayers and we all look forward to hearing from you soon.

Hugs.

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ConnieSW
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will be with you tomorrow.  May the surgery go well and your recovery smoothly.

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I hope everything goes smoothly and that your mass is not cancerous! Wouldn't it be wonderful to eliminate the stents and be cancer free! Sandy

molimoli
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Kathy I am praying ,wishing ,hoping that all turns out well tomorrrow.

Comforting hugs my sister,Nuff love.

Moli.

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and hoping your surgery goes well.  Let us know, when you are able, how you are doing.  I agree that having stent surgery so frequently is WAY too much. I am hoping that the mass proves to be nothing- just "body junk".

Take care, my friend,

Hugs,

Cathy

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I, too, am thinking of you today and pray all goes well for you!

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Kaleena
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Hi Hopeful:

So nice of you to think of me.  Thank you!

Kathy

AWK
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Keeping you in my prayers for a successful surgery!  I owe you some good vibes so I am shipping those out as well.  Hugs". Anne

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Hi Anne:

Thats some mighty good vibes that you sent!   Thank you!

Kathy

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well they were unable to do robotically due to the large mesh I have in my abdomin     They made an incision on my left stomach area.  The reimplantment of ureter went well however it was a long process. 5 hours.   I don't know at this time if they biopsies the mass because it may have been difficult to reach.  I'm on pain mess so a little loopy.  Just wanted to send everyone a quick note that my surgery was done

love and hugs

kathy

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Sending you all my positive vibes and good thoughts!!!

Love, 

Eldri

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Eldri:

Thank you for sending me your positive vibes and good thoughts!   It worked!

Kathy

molimoli
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I  hope recovery will be speedy for you. Thanks for the update.

Nuff love, Moli

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Moli:

Thank you!   After Foley was removed, speedy recovery ahead!

Kathy

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Kathy, so sweet of you to login and tell us how you are doing.  Now, please rest and heal.  

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Thank you for updating us.  Now, rest and heal!

Chris

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Hey Kathy,

I just saw your posts... I hope you are feeling well and got the answers you are looking for.  I look forward to your posts!

xoxo

Laura

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Hi Laura!

Thanks.   How have you been?   Hope all is well.

Kathy

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Kathy, wishing you a speedy and uncomplicated recovery from your surgery. Take good care of yourself and think about whatever makes you happiest :)!

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Thanks Sandy!

Thanks for the well wishes.   My best to you.

 

Kathy

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Here's to a speedy recovery!!

-jane

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Thanks Jane!

 

Kathy

Cucu me
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Kaleena!

Good luck and get great!!!

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I'm wishing really hard for you to have the best outcome and an easy quick recovery from your surgery.  If wishes could heal, it looks like there's a lot of ladies that wish just that for you.  Peaceful sleep tonight.  Nancy

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It's nice to know your name, Nancy!!

Love,

Eldri

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Thanks Nancy:

I hope the same for you too!

Kathy

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Kathy - Sorry you had to go thru the abdominal surgery, but hopeful you will get physical and emotional relief from this. Will be sending all the positive thoughts I have to you for a good report. 

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Thanks so much for letting us know that you are okay. Too bad about having to cut your stomach but I hope it did give them access to the tissue they needed to biopsy.

I hope you have a speedy recovery and get great news when all is said and done.  And, just think.... no more stent replacements! Yea!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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glad to hear that's behind you.  Thanks for being a dear and updating us so promptly.  We can't help but worry, you know

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Thanks for the update! Have a good recovery, and I hope you will be able to enjoy the upcoming holidays.

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Glad to hear you're finished with the surgery!

Here's to a speedy and uneventful recovery!

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Please let us know how you are doing. You have been through so much, already.

 

A Warm Hug,

Cathy

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Cathy:

Thanks for the warm hug!   I surely felt it!    Doing so much better today.  Got the Foley out yesterday and it made such a difference.   I am only on Tylenol now.   But still have to take it easy for several more weeks.  

Kathy

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Thanks Pam:

I can't tell you what a difference this makes.  I know I am still sore and I have stitches both inside and outside, but there is defintely a difference of not having a stent in and having a ureter that is working properly.

Thanks for the positive thoughts!

Kathy

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Well I came home yesterday (Thursday) with a Foley Catheter in place.  it will need to stay in place five more days to make sure the implantation took.  My incision looks like a J front and back (or two Js) Ok maybe looks more like an anchor.   They did not do a biopsy  The part of the mass that the doctor saw was just scar tissue.  He felt it and said that there was nothing to biopsy.   With regard to the reimplantment, it took longer and was more difficult than expected because my ureter was attached to my leg vein and my intestines.  It took some time to separate that.  Once it was separated, the rest of the surgery went well.

I woke up and it felt like someone kicked me in the kidney.  Then I thought I hope I still have a kidney!   But they said that was from the pushing and pulling.   Unable to drive for about 4 weeks.   I will get my Foley out Monday and hope everything is fine afterwards.   I did notice that after surgery that my WBC counts were high.   It was also high in my urine a week prior to the surgery.   Don't know if that is a concern or not but I don't think so.

I can say for sure that I can tell that I don't have a stent anymore and it feels great!  And now I don't have to go have surgery every 3 months to have it replaced.   

Thanks again everyone for the well wishes and I will let you know how it all goes.

Kathy

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Kathy - More than anything... I'm glad you are home and on the mend. But, also celebrating no more surgeries for stent replacement.  PLUS, yay for scar tissue!!! That has to be a welcome bit of great news. I'm not a dancer but I'm doing a happy one for you!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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There is no place like home and your own bed.  I am so glad you made it .  What good news about about the mass being scar tissue.  Sending prayers for quick healing.  Lou Ann

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Lou Ann:

You are absolutely right.  There is no place like home to recovery.   Thank you for the prayers for quick healing.  They are working!

Hugs,

Kathy

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And just in time for the holidays.  So glad the stent was removed.  Rest up and heal.

Chris

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Kaleena
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Hi Chris:

Yes, just in time for the holidays.   No more stent replacement surgeries!  Yippee!   I had that stent in for 18 months and it sure feels great without it!   There is definitely a big difference.

Kathy

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I sure hope this works and you're done with the stents!!  Keep us updated on how it goes.

Love,

Eldri

Cucu me
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have a great holidays, you deserve it.

Happy holidays to all sisters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kaleena
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Thanks Cucu:

I am so glad that they moved my surgery up.  It was actually going to be this week.   So now I can just rest and take it easy for the holidays!

Kathy

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Hi Kathy

I've been off the boards for a while and I've only just caught up with everything that has been happening to you.  Gosh - that sounds like pretty big surgery, but I am delighted that they have managed to move the ureter.  I always resisted the stent, with the consequent damage to one of my kidneys, as I couldn't face the discomfort and the repeated replacement.  You must be so relieved to get that over and done with!  Also sounds as if they are not worried about the mass, which must be a relief for you after so long "watchful waiting" to see what it did.

Healing wishes winging your way
Helen xx

 

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Kaleena
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Thank you Helen!

i can tell the difference already not having a stent.  And yes I don't think the mass is going anywhere.   I am not going to worry about it.  It is what it is.  I have so much scarring in there that I don't even think they can remove it.  My first doctor believed that my severe scarring probably kept stuff from spreading.   I am fine with that!

just got my Folet catheter out.   resting and waiting to pee.  Lol.  

I hope all is well with you.  My best to you

 

Kathy

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did you perform?

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