I'm on the kidney transplant list. I think I am getting close as I was called as a back up. When I have my transplant, I will have a polycystic kidney removed. I am wondering if any of you have had this procedure all done at the same time. I didn't realize how frightened I am by it all until I got the call and realize that this will be happening probably soon. My most concern is pain. How do you let them know if you are in a great deal of pain if you have a pipe in your mouth. Afterwards do you hurt all over where they had to cut the cycts away from other organs. I have heard they try and keep you comfortable, but is this really true? Would love to hear how it went for you if you care to share. Thanks.