It has been one year since my simple nephrectomy (as it is called) which was not so simple. Swelling nerve pain muscle atrophy and sympathetic nerve syndrom led me to daily doses of Gabapentin and constant binders on the site. I was asssured it will take a year to heal...NOT! I feel a gentle rolling sensation where the muscles were severed. Has anyone else felt this? I get very depressed over my side effects and have a hard time accepting this new body which is always in pain and disfigured. The Gabapentin removed the extreem stabbing pain that would wake me in the night screaming in agony, whew! But I live with constant pain and sadly have been told by my sympathetic and proactive MD that I may eventually learn to "live with it"