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sandy23
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Well, we are sitting here after surgery and the surgeon said everything went perfectly.

Am I worrying too much about something that he said?  He said that they couldn't tell for sure if it was contained within the capsule. That only a pathologist can tell for sure. He even had the pathogist come into the OR. He said if there is any, it is microscopic. Also, it wasn't in the main renal vein but if it is found within any of the tiny veins within the kidney itself that prognosis is far worse. Wouldn't it have to be in some of the veins?

 

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Steve.Adam
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I can't answer your question but it's nice to hear from you. Looks like you'll both be back home in 2 or 3 days. I hope all goes well.

My pathology report took 4 or 5 days but was done outside the hospital. Yours might be quicker than that and you'll soon see the experts who can answer your questions.

Steve.

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foxhd
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you get the pathology report, it does not matter what anyone says or thinks. Catch your breath and relax. You just took a huge step in your life. Collect yourself and heal. When the information is on the table don't make any decisions that require committment. You'll have plenty of time to follow the right path. Be prepared to do what is right for you.

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foxhd
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like a cheesey fortune cookie.

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Steve.Adam
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A new generation of fortune cookie writing...

- Don't panic before you see the pathology report.

- Don't donate your left kidney.

- You will find true love but bad medical advice on the internet.

- Insert something funny here.

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icemantoo
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Sandy,

 

Listen to Fox.

 

Icemantoo

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Kat23502
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They have to look to see in pathology how far the mass has moved outside of the kidney. The kidney is surrounded by a capsule of tissue that surrounds the organ and then there is a layer of fat. They will need to look at the mass under high magnification to tell for sure if the mass is on the surface of the kidney or has grown into the capsule. No surgeon I have ever encountered, and I've been in the field of medicine for a long time and am now a professor, will say anything more than that they can't tell until pathology sees it. 

 

In reference to your question about the vessels. They will be looking at microvascMylar invasion which can cause a mass to go from lower stage to higher. This is on a microvascular level in the tissue of the kidney, not related to the renal vein. Again, this is a standard thing for pathology to investigate and doesn't indicate the surgeon saw anything indicating this.

 

I was 38 years old when diagnosed, I've been where you are in terms of picking up every word, every reaction, every nuance and traveling to the worst place with it. I realized that will not change anything. Whatever was there, was there and no amount of worrying or overthinking will help. I know it's difficult but you are spending precious energy and time that could be used to think of all the positive for you and your husband and cross any other bridge IF you get there. 

sandy23
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He is doing very well.  He wanted to get out of bed at 5:30am and they let him eat real food.  He walked about 2 miles total today and seems to be doing very, very well.  They took out the catheter and disconnected pretty much everything else.  They said he may come home tomorrow.  Just would love to calm our nerves about the pathology report.  As you have all said, it doesn't change anything to worry.

Thanks guys for all of your input.

tracylev
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Good luck to you and your husband. I hope you hear reassuring news soon.

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