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Seanjg
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Hi all,

I have robotic partial nephrectomy tomorrow morning at 930am. Feeling really nervous. Hoping desperately that the growth isn't bigger than it seems on CT and fearful of going under for surgery. Thanks for all your support and I will see you on the other side. 

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AliceB1950
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Joined: Jun 2019

I'll give you the same advice I got for a different surgery: You don't have to be brave, you just have to show up.

Seanjg
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Joined: Aug 2020

Yep,  showing up is all I got right now. 

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lobbyist0724
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After tomorrow the buggie is no longer with you, take care and i wish you a speedy recovery! And search the old posts on recovery tips, tbere are plenty of them

Seanjg
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Thankyou

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Bay Area Guy
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You'll be fine Seanjg.  Tomorrow at this time, you'll be on the road (bed) to recovery.  Best wishes for a really boring, uneventful surgery.

PS.  The last ultrasound I had before surgery pegged mine at 1.8 cm.  The pathology report on the actual lesion pegged it at 1.7cm.

Seanjg
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Thankyou

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eug91
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Two bits of surgery advice from the great Foxhd-

  • It's not that bad - You are only having surgery. You aren't getting married. Go forward and think about what you want to be doing in 2-3 weeks. There should be some good ball games on. And you don't have to get up to work. I don't know why people get so worried. Focus all your energy on how good a thing this is that you are doing. 
  • Here is how you do it - Trust and don't second guess anyone while in the hospital. Everyone has been properly trained and they develop a knack at being real good at it. So sit back and watch the process like you are watching a movie. They will take care of you. You will not be their first patient. Do what they say and you will be running around in no time.

You're gonna do great! Good luck! 

 

Seanjg
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Fox sounds like a wise man. Thanks

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icemantoo
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I had to ne there at 5:30 an. Sending good kara=ma.

 

 

 

 

 

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misterace
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Joined: Jun 2020

Be positive and have faith in your team.

mine was 5.5cm x 3.5 x 3.6  on CT AND 4.5 x 2.9 x 2.7 once it came out. 

 

keep us posted! Sending love and positive vibes 

citizenklaw
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Joined: Mar 2019

I know it's easier said than done. They'll take care of you. It'll hurt. Brathe and relax. As soon as you're able try to walk it off. That helped me a lot. 

 

You got this!

Seanjg
Posts: 21
Joined: Aug 2020

Hey all

Surgery was pretty good really. No real pain and no complications I know of. Meeting surgeon later today. Thanks for all you support

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Bay Area Guy
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Good news.  Now, make sure you do some walking and start peeing.  I got out when I could say the pain was under control (and like you, there was no real pain) and when I peed after the catheter was removed. Nasty invention that catheter.  I hated that more than the surgery.

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eug91
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NICELY DONE. Take it easy, drink lots of water, listen to your body, and when you're ready, do your walking (with a good podcast or audio book on your phone to keep you company). 

Here's to speedy healing! 

 

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lobbyist0724
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Congratulations, sound like successful and boring surgery. Now you can put that buggie behind you and focus on recovery and enjoy life!

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Canadian Sandy
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In no time you'll be feeling like normal again. It's over now look on to the future.

jeffman
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Joined: Oct 2017

I'm a 2 time cancer surgery veteran and just relax. No matter how long the surgery takes it's only a couple of minutes for you. Recovery can be a pain but sure beats the alternative.

Prostatectomy in 2017 and Partial neph in January of this year. If I can do it anyone can. I even dread a flu shot.

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