Sunday, September 21, 2014
Arrived at Via Christi Saint Francis Medical Center at 0530.
Got admitted. Went up to the surgical floor.
Out of the clothes and into the gown.
Belly was shaved.
Warm up shot.
Rolled to Pre Op.
IV in each arm.
Second warm up shot.
The last thing I remember was going through the double doors into the OR.
Woke up in the rolling bed going down a passageway surrounded by people.
Got to the room.
Doc and a small squad of nurses doing checks.
One nurse said that I needed to get up and walk!
The answer is not repeatable in mixed company. I assure you of that.
The surgery started at 0800. It was all done by 0945.
Left Kidney had been removed. The Fancy word is nephrectomy.
When I was released 4 days later, Doc Farha told me the pathology said that it was cancer.
Smack! Upside the head.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As that mass that was found on my left kidney was considered large, I wonder if a procedure like this would have been practical.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Lancaster Jethawks are in the California League Championship Series versus the Visalia Rawhide.
Jethawks lead 2 games to 1 in the best of five.
Tonight could be the night for a possible celebration.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
On the 10th of September, 2009, I saw the urologist.
Determination was to remove the left kidney.
The one that had the large mass was going away.....
Further post on the relevant matter on the appropriate date.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Having a good cigar and a fine malt beverage on the Verandah at Casa de Sharon y Glenn.
We went to Lancaster to take in game 1 of the California League Southern Division playoffs at The Hangar aka Jethawks Stadium. It was a splendid evening in the Desert.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Doc said Scan to confirm suspicions...............
Good News: Diverticulitis. Plan of attack with dietary changes and antibiotics.....
Bad News: There is a "Large Mass" on your left kidney.........................
The mind begins to race..........................
The rest of the process will be posted on the relevant dates....................