Feb 17, 2005 - 9:40 pm
Diagnosed with Renal Cell Cancer in May 2004. I am an Army Reservist and volunteered for a tour in Iraq at that time. My bloodwork from my physical before I deployed came back awful and they eventally found the tumor. Partial Nephrectomy to remove a Grade 3, 6-7 centimeter tumor from my right kidney. For whatever reason I have had a much more difficult time dealing with this lately...as if it's finally "sinking in". From what I have read not many people in their 20's and 30's get this. Would like to chat with someone around my age who has been through this to see if the things I am thinking and feeling are "normal". Friends just keep saying things like "don't dwell on it". They mean well but they simply can't relate to what I (and all of you) feel so I can't really talk to them about it. Hope to hear from some of you soon. Best of luck to everyone on this site. I can be reached at MP1215th@aol.com.