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Almost three weeks since surgery

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steelr66
Posts: 23
Joined: Mar 2018

Had my surgery on April 3 and everything went well.  My surgeon utilizeses the Da Vinci robot and it was quite intimidating being wheeled into the OR and seeing this massive machine in the corner...then it was sleepy time. I was originally supposed to have a partial nephrectomy, but because of the tumor size (larger than initially thought) and placement being so close to an artery, he decided to do a full neprectomy because he was not pleased with or convinced the remaining kidney would be completely functional. Still only had 5 small incisions and one 5 or 6 inch incision near my navel that the kidney was taken through. I was in the hospital for two days, the pain was controlled pretty well and the only lingering effect is a very numb left buttock and leg, which is improving. Funnily, the one pain concern i had was the whole catheter thing, which turned out to be a piece of cake! I Had my follow up on April 19 and the Dr. gave me the all clear and i will go back for a CT scan and bloodwork in 9 months. The only thing left is getting myself healthy and preparing for the future. Thanks to everyone here for the advice, support, and comforting words. You all are the best!

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icemantoo
Posts: 3215
Joined: Jan 2010

-now go out and have a piece of cake or as they might suggest on the other side of the Pond, Kidney Pie.

 

 

icemantoo

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Tapman63
Posts: 136
Joined: Dec 2017

iceman is right....it's all downhill at this point!  Be glad that sucker's gone and enjoy life!

Jim

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Steph85
Posts: 158
Joined: Feb 2018

I'm 3 months post op from OPN and feeling almost back to normal! Still working on being healthier, but we got time! It all gets better from here.

Take care,

Stephanie

JohnACS
Posts: 6
Joined: Apr 2018

Read your story. I had the same experience, went to ER for kidney stone, MRI showed abnormality on kidney. In a way I fell lucky.

Cybball
Posts: 111
Joined: Nov 2017

Glad to hear you made it through.  :)  Hope your recovery is going smoothly.  Take it slow.

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JoeyZ
Posts: 205
Joined: Mar 2018

Glad to hear you're doing well! I've followed your story and hoped this would be the case. So glad they everything went well for you! All good from here on out!

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Glidergal365
Posts: 93
Joined: Feb 2018

We did it! Cheers to being NED in our futures! 

Deanie0916
Posts: 259
Joined: Nov 2016

take it slow and easy as you recover.

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