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Arlene S.
post Dec 17 2010, 04:33 AM
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QUOTE(Linda B @ Dec 16 2010, 03:26 PM)
Arlene,
I am so sorry to hear about your cancer, but so glad to hear that they removed it all and you do not need further treatment. It is amazing how far medical procedures have progressed in the recent years. It's hard to imagine that it is possible to have part of a kidney removed and be home 3 days later.

Good luck with your eye surgery. At least that is a much more common procedure than your kidney surgery was!

Linda B.




Hi Linda,

Thank you. The partial nephrectomy itself is relatively new (I don't know when they started do it). Many people were surprised that it could be done. In some cases they do it laparoscopically and even with robots (NYU). i didn't qualify for laparoscopic and my hospital doesn't have robots; I needed an open and even had a piece of rib removed. Even with all that I was in the hospital from Tuesday morning until Friday morning.

The ophthalmologist who does the cataract surgery (she is the only one in my doctor's practice who does the surgery) does all the cataracts on Wednesdays and on Thursdays she does the follow-ups in the office. I'm hoping to get early appointments.

Thanks again.

Arlene
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