... around my right kidney a month after the Partial Nephrectomy? I have been doing great since the surgery, but yesterday this pain began in my back. It seems to get worse after I eat, and believe me I stay on my kidney diet, especially since I now only have one partial kidney, the other having been removed in 2004. I still drink lots of water. Just can't figure out the irritating pain now. No other symptoms to speak of. Bowels working fine, urinating fine and my blood pressure is okay. I have an appointment with my Nephrologist next week, but a bit concerned that since this pain started a month after the surgery. Also, I have been careful about over doing or lifting anything at all. Hoping someone has an idea what is happening