I came here awhile a few months ago when doctors were trying to localize my pheo. Well after a few different scans it was found that I have one in between my aorta and vena cava in my abdomen (it is pushing them apart). I'm so scared. I will be having surgery next month to remove it. I had to meet with the team that will be removing it yesterday and they told me all the things they will have to be ready for and everything that could go wrong...such as removing parts of my vein or artery and possible grafting. They even said they may possibly have to remove one of my kidneys (and possibly put it back in). I know that having it outside the adrenal gland also means there's a higher chance it is cancer. They seem optimistic, but also said it would be a big deal getting this out. I'm only 22 years old, I can't believe this is happening to me...I'm so depressed and anxious all the time lately. I just want my life back. Has anyone else out there had a pheo removed that was in a difficult place?? Any advice for me.