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AnnissaP
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Quick update! Had surgery yesterday and they ended up taking the whole kidney. Three mths ago the tumor was only 3.6 cm. It ended up being deeper than originally thought. He said it took up 1/3 of the kidney. I will ask dr the size today. Yesterday he was puzzled and said he has NO IDEA now what it is. It has been sent off and I will have results in 2-3 weeks. Will update more in a few days...maybe lol 

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Retcenturion
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... The worse part is over. Hoping for a speedy recovery . Rest easy.

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BoondockSaint
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Good news!!!......Glad you are doing well. Keep it up sister.

Wehavenotimeatall
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Oh Annissa I knew you had. Hard road to get here but was not expecting that

Good news it is gone and all over

please know I am thinkping of you and I hope you are ok

Take it easy and keep us posted

Annie

 

 

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randyradiohill
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Listen to your body and take it easy.  Glad your surgery is over.

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APny
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So glad your surgery is over. I'm thinking that if it grew that fast it just might be a cyst. RCC grows very slowly. In any case, wishing you a quick uneventful recovery xo

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Hi! Spoke with him today and understood more (rather than 2nd hand info). He said it was not that it grew a crazy amount, it was just way deeper than they originally thought. Apparently took up 1/3 of kidney. He said he wanted to be on the safe side and leave everything clear. He tried removing it from the front of the kidney then the back. Unfortunately he was not able to.

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Ah, I see. I'm glad he was playing safe. Saw below that cath is out and you're up and walking a bit. That's good! Drink lots of water too. All that best!

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Great - glad that's over!  Take good care of yourself...cheers to an uneventful recovery!

Rockspin
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Glad it's over for you. Rest and take good care of yourself. I'm 8 weeks from a total right kidney removal and just about back to normal. Keep us informed.

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AnnissaP
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Nurse had me get out of bed today to freshen up in the washroom and sit up in a chair. She took out the catheter and had me walk down the hall. That was def a challenge!!

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The cather removal was the worse part for me  ..lol. Yes it was a challenge for me 2 because of all thos pain pills they give you. Once I got off them I was able to function my new normal. I know that I was told my pathology would take a while but they ended up getting it back after a few days to confirm that clear cell renal was removed . I also went in thinking a complete nerphrectomy was possible..ended up taking 1/3 of my kidney as it was 6 cm. Stastically our prognosis is it will never return . The important part now is keeping infection away, I have been extremely sanitary and have found that once you have staples removed and your hunger, bowel function , and walking return , all that is left is few months of internal healing. Sounds like your doing really well and you will be home restign in no time .

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Glad to hear you are out of surgery and on to recovery!! 

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Hoss79
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Glad your surgery went good. I was discharged less than 24 hours after my surgery. I’m still sore but taking it easy. My pathology report comes back on Monday. My mass was 6.5 cm. The Dr removed my entire kidney.

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I also remember how challenging just getting out of bed and sitting in a chair was.  Hang in there, everyday you will move a little more and get a little stronger.  It does, however, take time and patience but you'll get there.  Pretty soon you will be doing a lap around the ward.  One lap will turn into two laps and then you will be on your way home.

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AnnissaP
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Thanks for all the encouragement!!!!

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foxhd
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you've been a trooper. Good job.

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Optimisticgirl
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one day at a time, you will be fine!  Best wishes on a fast uneventful recovery!

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Angie1496
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Congrats!  I know it’s a relief to have this past you! Keep walking and stayimg ahead of your pain. Hope you get to go home soon and recover quickly!

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WOW I am sure that was a surprise~but you are on your way to a full recovery now!!

Keep us posted as to how you are doing. Walk, Walk Walk !! Don't forget ICE helps a lot!

Sending you a healing, gentle hug,

Jan

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hardo718
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Sorry you lost the whole kidney but if that's the only way to get that little troublemaker out, then that's the best option.  Sounds like you're doing great in your recovery process.  Do your deep breathing exercises, walk, walk, walk, and don't forget to rest too.  Your body has just been through a major event and rest is very important for healing.

God bless,

Donna~

DreamOnDeb
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So glad to hear your surgery was a success!  

Rockspin
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Glad to hear all went well. Rest and take it slow. I had my total kidney removed in September and I'm about back to normal. 

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ImNotDeadYet
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The waiting for the results can be aggravating. They had to send mine to the Cleveland Clinic to get the final dx, so it took an extra couple of weeks. Hopefully, you'll get the results sooner than that and will be able to map out a treatment plan. Glad you're up and walking; do that as much as you can. Every step you take around the ward is one step closer to going home.

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