Doing great! Healing very well doc says!

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   Posted 3/28/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,
    Well its march 28th and its been alittle since my operation and now I can some-what
 lay on my side facing my wife I hated layin on my back! grrrrr..... Im a side sleeper. But I am now hopfully can work in my garden cause my seedlings are grow so fast I have to get them in there! But back to why I was writing this for lol! I have been getting weird phatom pains in my side where the right kidney use to be. Its weird cause everytime I lay on my left side it feels sore or something so I wish I new y I was getting this pain and wish I new when it will stop! confused  Well other then that my walks having been ok it hurts when I come back in from my walks for some reason and I have to sit for a little bit and rest alittle bit. Also I foind very weird is that why all of a sudden now im getting the weird back pain when standing doing the dishes! Has any one every got this back pain after a removal of a kidney? Well Im signing off now goin to make breakfest for my wife I have been letting her sleep in cause she is so worried about me cause the doctor confermed it was cancerous but he is sure that the surgery got all of the cancer! Well talk to you peeps later.
Your truely,
             Brad turn

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   Posted 3/28/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Brad! thank you so much for the update! I have been very interested in how you are doing and how you feel after the Kidney removal! I know what you mean about hating layin on your back, I am a stomach sleeper myself and couldnt stand it. Very intersting about the phantom this normal?> Something your doc warned you about? When do you see your doc again? Please keep us updated and thanks for all the updates so far :)!

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   Posted 3/29/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to hear you are doing better and that the doctor said he got all the tumor. I know it will be a long road of recovery for you but you sound like you are off to a good start. I hope you feel better very soon and are able to do some gardening. Take it easy on yourself.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 3/29/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,
I can drive again woohoo! So about those phantom pains they are still there and today I went to see my reg. doc and he said I will get all sorts of stuff happen to me, cause my is trying to cope with just the one kidney. But still hurts getting in and out of the car! And walking long periods of time. I find if I hold the bottom of my tummy I can walk alittle. I guess its like a security thing or something. I see my surgine on April 16th to discuss kemo cause he said it was most likely cancer! So alittle scared about that cause im only 30! Well I better get back to eatting lunch. My wife made me home made low sodium pizza. mmmmmm...
Thanx again guys for keeping touch your bud, Brad yeah

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   Posted 4/5/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brad. Nice to meet you but sorry its under these circumstances. Kidney removal! Wow what a thing to go through. I'm so thrilled to here that you are taking walks and driving. I don't even know if I could bring myself to do that.

I hope your recovery goes well and I hope those pains are phantom and not something to worry about.

Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 4/5/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Brad,

So glad to hear you are doing well!  I haven't been on for awhile due to some medical issues causing too much pain as well as illnesses and extremely busy at work, but just wanted to say that my 32 yr old nephew had severe pain, went to er where they  found  a kidney mass & went to a "big city" hospital where they took out the kidney via lap. he was released a couple of days later & returned to work as a police detective 3 weeks later.  He didn't have to have any chemo as most kidney cancers are contained in the kidney and removal takes care of it.  It's been a year this past Nov. and he's doing great!

I hope this is encouraging news for you and you too get good news at the drs.  I wish you the very best and will keep you in my prayers,


spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile/many kidney surgeries 5/09 through next summer
There's AWAYS HOPE, there's a doctor out there that WILL help you and things WILL get better :):):):):)

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   Posted 5/8/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Brad!! Just checking to see you how are doing? Its been almost 2 months now since your kidney removal! How is that going? How are you feeling? Any problems? Well, I hope you are doing GREAT and look forward to hearing how things are going for ya :)
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