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LanceHeal
LanceHeal Member Posts: 57

insurance approved.  Waiting on blood work but other than that, I’m next. 

Surgery to begin in about 20 min. 

2.9 cm left kidney. partial neph. Robotic. 

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  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    Did you file your taxes?

    You may not feel like it on Momday.  Have an uneventful surgery, I woukd say painless, but I would be laughed off this board.

     

     

     

    icemantoo

  • jroco
    jroco Member Posts: 25
    good luck and let me know how

    good luck and let me know how it goes because i will be right behind you with a partial robotic procedure May 7th

  • James0567
    James0567 Member Posts: 17 Member
    Wish you all the best!

    I understand what you feel right now. Everything will turn out to be just fine and wish you all the best!!

  • LanceHeal
    LanceHeal Member Posts: 57
    I’m alive

    surgeon rocked it!  Saved 75% of the kidney. Lots of CO2 pain but otherwise holding up. More to come later. 

  • Gtngbtr58 @aol.com
    Gtngbtr58 @aol.com Member Posts: 206 Member
    So happy you're

    On this side of surgery.  Be patient with yourself- your body has been thru quite a trauma it'll take time to recuperate.  Rest when you need to-walk as much as you can without over doing it and ask for help when you need it -best of luck -June

  • eug91
    eug91 Member Posts: 382 Member
    NICE JOB!

    You did it! Get some rest, then get walking and get drinking water, then get busy healing! Well done! 

  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    Good to hear, Lance

    I'm guessing you are up walking by now.  That will certainly help the CO2 pain.  The next big relief will be the removal of the catheter.  

    Glad all went well--now heal.  Before you know it, you'll be back to your old self.

    Stub

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,004 Member
    Yes! Good luck with recovery,

    Yes! Good luck with recovery, now you are cancer free!

  • LanceHeal
    LanceHeal Member Posts: 57
    Met with the doc

    He said he got it all and saved about 80% of the kidney. Said it looked like all of the telltale signs of clear cell RCC. Will know in a week. 

    There was transition to one of the smaller veins which he removed. He doesn’t appear to be too concerned but is slightly concerning to me. Right now it looks like surveillance will be the plan. I think we will know for sure when pathology returns. 

    Lots of gas pain right now. Walked last night. It helped a bit. About to do the same in a few min. Cathader is out and doc says I may be good to go home today however I think it will actually be tomorrow. Hour car ride home.   

    As another patient from another online KC forum put it, time to go for a walk and crop dust some other rooms. :)

  • Bay Area Guy
    Bay Area Guy Member Posts: 560 Member
    LanceHeal said:

    I’m alive

    surgeon rocked it!  Saved 75% of the kidney. Lots of CO2 pain but otherwise holding up. More to come later. 

    Good to hear!  For the CO2,

    Good to hear!  For the CO2, walking helps a lot.  Just don’t overdo it.

  • Retcenturion
    Retcenturion Member Posts: 240
    Congratulations

    Man you are rocking Post Op!!! So glad your up and about.. Borrow a pillow for the car ride on seat belt. You'll rest better at home. 

  • LanceHeal
    LanceHeal Member Posts: 57

    Congratulations

    Man you are rocking Post Op!!! So glad your up and about.. Borrow a pillow for the car ride on seat belt. You'll rest better at home. 

    Pillow

    i bought one for this adventure. :). Loving it. Also rocking a new robe in the hospital. Now if I can just get the pipes to work again. 

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    So glad it's behind you! If

    So glad it's behind you! If it's not too late, have whoever is driving you home bring a large garbage bag. Put it on seat and that way you can just swivel in and out of car instead of twisting your body. Helped me tremendously. Speedy recovery!

  • LanceHeal
    LanceHeal Member Posts: 57
    APny said:

    So glad it's behind you! If

    So glad it's behind you! If it's not too late, have whoever is driving you home bring a large garbage bag. Put it on seat and that way you can just swivel in and out of car instead of twisting your body. Helped me tremendously. Speedy recovery!

    That is an awesome suggestion!

    Thanks. I’ll ask my dad to get one. 

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,330 Member
    Glad the surgery is over.

    Glad the surgery is over. Remember to ICE incisions if needed; cuts down on pain killers

    AND used to swing my arm in a circle to move that gas pain around and out. 

    Walking good, balanced with rest.

    i used a lumbar, velcro wrap used for bad back support. Used it after all my surgeries and to bed. Helps to turn, get up, esp from bed and chairs. Sold at drugstores and such.

    You are on your way to a full recovery!1

    Healing hugs, Jan

     

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Vigilance

    Good to see an almost minute-by-minute account of your trip.

    I hope your doc is right about getting it all, but they always say that.  You would need a good follow up regime regardless, so enjoy, get well and remain vigilant.

    Best Wishes,

    Fred 

  • LanceHeal
    LanceHeal Member Posts: 57
    Thanks all

    getting released in about half hour. Have a 1 hr car ride home. Can’t wait to get home and take a shower and get to bed. 

  • Deanie0916
    Deanie0916 Member Posts: 523 Member
    So glad it went well!

    Now to rest take care of yourself, walk as much as you can!

  • Steph85
    Steph85 Member Posts: 166
    Hope your recovering well. 

    Hope your recovering well. 

    Take care, 

    Steph