Nov 22, 2004 - 3:44 pm
I had my left Kidney removed in Dec 2002.The cancer had spread to T1 vertebra on my spine. My right arm and hand had become numb from the tumor.I was sent to MD Anderson for the spine surgery. They operated for 11 hours on my spine going in from the front through my chest and neck. Then 3 weeks later they did a 13 hour surgery going in from my back. they had to stabilize my vertebreas from C4 to T4. I have limited motion of my neck but they where able to get all the cancer out. Most of the motion has come back to my arm and hand.I went 10 months cancer free then they found a spot on the back of my skull. They put me on Tholomide and Zometa for six months. So far the spot on my skull has not grown any. My last checkup was the past Oct and they seen a very small spot on my lung. But they are just watching this one. I will go back in January 05. When this all started they only gave me a 10% to 15% chance. Well its been almost 2 years and I only missed 3 months work. I have the best doctors in the world at MD Anderson. I know between God and the Neurosurgeon I had is why I'am alive today.