Kidney cancer

A place for people affected by kidney cancer to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Post op

Lou68
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Hi I am 4 days post op, and the pain is unreal, I had partial kidney removed with a tumour attached it was done robotic x

fl0ralW0man
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Hi Lou,

 The pain will get less. Four days post op is very early days.

I can remember walking round with a Zimmer frame (aged 48 lol ) when I was around your stage post-op n barely able to stand up straight. Other ppl will no doubt say the same.

We're wishing u better xx

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
fl0ralW0man
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Hi Lou,

 The pain will get less. Four days post op is very early days.

I can remember walking round with a Zimmer frame (aged 48 lol ) when I was around your stage post-op n barely able to stand up straight. Other ppl will no doubt say the same.

We're wishing u better xx

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Lou68
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Hi f10ralW0man, Thank you for your reply I’m glad it’s normal I was thinking something was wrong .. I now they said it would be painful but this is unreal xxx

fl0ralW0man
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Do make sure u get adequate n regular  pain relief n tell the nurses n docs about it, just in case there is anything awry.

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
Joncol
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Yes the pain is dreadful! My 93 year old mother walked better than I did! Keep taking the pain killers and try walking a little more each day . It definitely helps. Suddenly you’ll realise the pain has eased. Four weeks post op I felt almost pain free. I had a radical laparoscopic nephrectomy. Be kind to yourself and rest a lot. As I was told by my consultant ‘it is major surgery ‘.

Jane
Lou68
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Thank You !! I feel a bit more relieved knowing that it’s normal .. day at a time then !! Xx

TheBobster
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I hope you are steadily feeling better.  I am a 38 year old male and had a keyhole radical nepherectomy on my left kidney on April 8th.  The pain was incredible and walking for the first 7-10 days was very, very difficult.  I was hunched over and shuffling about, not getting anywhere particularly fast. But, you do and will get better.  I have just completed my second day back at work and was very doubtful that i would get to this place in the immediate aftermath of my surgery yet here I am.  I wish you the very best of healing and luck.

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