Aug 13, 2011 - 5:37 pm
My husband, 51yrs old, came into the ER 8.09.11 for severe side pain he had been having for 3 days w/o sleep or eating. They did a CT expecting to find kidney stones. Instead they found a 13cm tumor on the left kidney also blocking the renal vein. After seeing the Urologist and another set of tests (CT w/ contrast, biopsy, bone scan) they feel it hasn't spread anywhere else but admit some concern about the renal vein. He's surgery to have the nephrectomy and tumor removal is this Wednesday. I have been so unsure how to appropriately reassure him of the doctors assurance that they truly feel it has not spread and remain extremely optimistic. Right now it's causing so much pain on his kidney since the blood flow has been blocked off and he's under pain management then he has to endure medication for the nausea caused by the pain meds. I have to work (neseccary evil since we have to have insurance to pay for all of this) and take care of our 8 year old son.