Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
The like was for the surgery that went well. Hope that you continue to heal well.
Thanks. The (5) abdominal incisions they go through to get to the kidney are healing as the surgery was done robotically by the surgeon, but still pretty sore. But there is less and pain and complications with this method. Systematically I am more tired than I expected. I'm only 43, in good shape, workout, eat well, never smoked, etc.
The pathology came back that the mass was indeed cancerous as suspected, but it was a "clear cut" by the surgeon and verified to be fully removed, no spreading, etc. Just need yearly scans for the next five yrs as precautionary. Odds are very slim for recurrence.
All of this was found purely incidentally as is most kidney cancer.
I had no kidney symptoms at all, blood work normal, etc. I went to a GI Dr. for acid reflux issues I've been having on and off for the last couple of years (had nothing to do with kidney). He did an upper endoscopy which was normal, and ordered an abdominal ultrasound which indicated the kidney mass. Close to 90% of all kidney masses are cancerous. I was just very fortunate it was found early enough.