Well, I got my lesion removed yesterday. It was performed at Stanford and, as noted in a previous post, it was a robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. The surgeon removed a marble-sized lesion in an operation that took four hours and, apparently, had a fire alarm go off during the procedure.
This morning, I woke to no pain associated with the four small incisions. My catheter was removed and I was given six hours to pee, which, thankfully, I did. I hate the catheter. I ate regularly and kept it all down. And I walked the halls quite easily. So, when the surgeon came to see me around noon, he said I could leave any time. A nurse practitioner removed a drain and the nurse disconnected my IV's, and I was out at around 1:30. To give you some idea of the miracle of modern treatments, I went into the OR around 2 on Wednesday and I was released by Thursday at 1:30. Amazing.
I have a little pain in one hip and my one of my arms feels like I pitched a nine inning baseball game, but that's the extent of the pain.
The surgeon said that he dissected the lesion to make sure that the circumference was all healthy tissue, which it was, so the lesion is completely gone. A full pathology report comes next week. So, we're not sure what it was, but we're sure it's gone.