Archive for December, 2011

I hate the fucking pain…(12/28)

gawd the pain is awful. i have been told that kidney surgery is one of the more painful surgeries, and they weren’t kidding. i am at two weeks into my recovery and it feels like I will never get better. i am glad for the vicodin but still….I would like for the pain to go away so i can go about my daily life. right now my life is sleeping and moaning. i try to do things but the pain doesn’t allow me to think very clearly or for long periods of time.
well, in good news, the red sox traded for andrew bailey as our closer. he should be less heartache-inducing than papelbon. #redsox

I’m a survivor (12/22)…

so, i had my post-op appointment with my urologist today. Everything is good to go! my tumor was easy to get to and they got it all out. I am in horrible pain, however, but 1000mg of Vicodin takes care of that! 🙂 He said that the RCC that I had only has a 5% recurrence rate, and that if it does come back it comes back sooner rather than later. That is why they are going to monitor me for 5 years and if no more incidences of cancer, I am done seeing my urologist. I made sure to say a prayer of thanks to my urologist and all of the nurses at Memorial Medical Clinic, Modesto, CA. They are the best. So, as a survivor, do i need to do the annual cancer run? and how does one train for a run?

Surgery Tomorrow…(12/15)

well, tomorrow is the big day. I am scheduled for a 12 noon surgery to have a partial nephrectomy. I am trying to have a brave face, but am scared as fuck. i don’t want the surgery; i don’t want the cancer; i just want to live my life and go about my daily business and enjoy the 3 week break that i am supposed to have from school. 😦