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I'm alive. (Updated)

June 20th, 2017 at 03:24 pm

I made it through surgery and I am home. I am alive, but feel like I've been hit by a truck. Geesh. Never knew recovery would hurt this much!

Doctor said there were no surprises and it looks like the big C hadn't spread. Lab work/biopsy will be back in a few days.

Thank you all for your well wishes.

UPDATE.

I've been home 3 days and feel much less like I've been hit by a truck, although I am shuffling around the house like a little old man. Stop taking the pain meds because the worst of the pain is over.

Talked to the doc. It was clear cell renal carcinoma, the most common type, and he said they didn't find it in any of the adjoining tissue and he doesn't expect a recurrence.

So all good so far.

21 Responses to “I'm alive. (Updated)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you made it through the surgery. May you heal swiftly!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Glad you made it through. Take it easy. It took me ages to recover from surgery. I remember even the simplest of tasks being hard work. Get plenty of rest.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wonderful news! Smile

  4. michelle Says:

    Take good care of yourself. Thinking of you

  5. Bluebird Says:

    Fantastic news!!! Please get the rest you need. You'll feel better every day. Sending good vibes your way!!!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am so happy to hear that everything went well. Ice packs were one of the best things for me with every surgery I've had. Sometimes I think they were better than the painkillers in keeping the incision site from aching so much.

  7. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Glad it went okay. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great News! Except for the "feeling hit by a truck" part. Rest up and take care!

  9. snafu Says:

    Prayers continue for the very best possible recovery. I fully empathize as am about 6 weeks into recovery from major surgery. It's incremental but your body will heal hour by hour. Ask friends and relatives for a 'food train' offering if possible, keeping it really simple. Does your medical plan offer any level of home care?

  10. Thrifty Ray Says:

    So glad surgery went well and that you are on the mend. What a blessing in disguise that kidney stone turned out to be if it helped catch this early on! XO

  11. My English Castle Says:

    So good to hear form you! We've all been pulling for you. Hope you have excellent caregivers and lots of rest.

  12. Elitaylor646 Says:

    So glad to hear you are home! Take it easy (I know, easier said than done)! And walk and stretch to your comfort, but dont over do it. It really helps recovery. Been praying for you and will continue to do so!

  13. laura (deacon's wife) Says:


    Best news of the day!

  14. Laura S. Says:

    Great to hear from you. Take care!

  15. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good to hear from you!

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    Yay!!

  17. Carol Says:

    So glad to hear from you! Heal well!

  18. rob62521 Says:

    Praise God! Glad to learn this good news. Take care of yourself.

  19. Dido Says:

    Glad it looks good so far and hope you are feeling better soon!

  20. Kiki Says:

    I am so very glad to hear you are recovering!

  21. PatientSaver Says:

    Good to hear from you. Take good care and give yourself time to heal. I know that when I had an oopharectomy (abdominal surgery), they wanted me up and about, walking, pretty quickly, but not to overdo it. I guess the main thing is not to lay in bed all day. So try to have a good sense of how much might be too much. Stay in touch with your doc if any questions/concerns.

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