Kidney cancer

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

Living alone after full removal

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Hi I am due for a full removal of my left kidney on 29th November.

As I live alone I was wondering how easy it is to cope at home straight after the surgery when discharged from hospital.

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It will be difficult to cope alone after surgery. You will be very tired, find it hard to shuffle about and in some pain. I suppose I would have been ok after a week. Maybe if you explain this to the hospital they make be able to offer support such as staying in a bit longer and organising a care package depending on your age

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Hi ,

Could u put a bit in your profile so we know where you're coming from, eg how old u r re a care package mentioned by ?

Good luck for your op. Do let us know how it goes 



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