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Kidney cancer surgery schedualed for 6/29/10

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Old 06-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Kidney cancer surgery schedualed for 6/29/10

I am new to this board and really need some help. have three kidneys two are connected together and has a large mast on it and my doctor says it is cancer, I am schedualed for surgery June 29, he says I will have a 12inch cut near my waist line and it will be stapled.I am a female and I was wondering waht to espect on recovery.I really wouldbe thanful for any help.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Kidney cancer surgery schedualed for 6/29/10

While I myself have not had the surgery, I can tell you about my cousin's donation to my, and my friend's husband's donation to her. In both cases, they were tired for quite a while after and told to not work for about 6 weeks. As with my own surgery, they were not allowed to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds, also for 6 weeks. It may take a while for the remaining kidney to pick up the slack, but most folks live just fine with only one kidney (that is why living kidney donation works).

The surgery can be painful, but there are good drugs available while in the hospital, and both of my examples did fine with OTC pain meds afterwards.

Hope this helps a bit.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant

Old 06-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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Re: Kidney cancer surgery schedualed for 6/29/10

Thanks Cora for your reply. I am suppose to have surgery on June 29th at 8:30. I was told it would take about 2/12 to 3 hours. and be in the hospital for about 4 or 5 days. And YES the doctor said there will be a lot of pain. Do you know of any one on this board that has had a three kidneys with one being a double Kidney?? the mast is on the double kidney.

Thanks Dee

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