That is great news. I remember when I found out my nodes were clear, it was a mixture of relief, release of tension, happiness, and a little self-pity thrown in. Sorry to hear there were complications, that seems to often be the case. I'm 8 weeks post surgery and life is starting to be very normal. My main problem is sleeping and nightime leaking and a little sciatica.
Your goals sound realistic and acheivable. Good luck.
Stage T2-T3, muscle invasive
Married to Eileen
2 sons, ages 20 and 23
I may not be "there" but I can be here.....let me know if I can help again, Don. We have an appointment in February to try to remove my husband's drain again. Last time, in December, they could get a wire in, but no stent.
Just remember....it's your pain, and your body, and if there's something wrong, you need to get the kidney function test again. It's not an admission of weakness, it's a tribute to your strength of mind.
And don't ignore it, or take pain meds, if the flank pain comes back.....it could be the same thing happening again. My husband ended up with what we hope is a temporary kidney drain because his closed up completely. The only way we knew was that he had that pain.
You don't want to wait until it becomes urgent. Don't worry about being there too early. It's for your own benefit!
Wish we had a Costco here. Or maybe not. I don't have much storage space.
Good news about the path report, ours was the same. I can't tell you enough that you have to take it easy. No matter how good of shape your in before surgery it is still major surgery and you have to respect that. Go slow, its hard to do but necessary. Ginger
Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
Gene Beane..66 Ford Motor Company
Engineer, retired Vietnam Vet