Oct 21, 2011 - 5:47 pm
These past few weeks I've read so many of your wonderful stories as I have been awaiting my surgery. I was diagnosed in August with a 12.5 cm cyst on my right kidney....softball size. I had no signs like so many it was found on a CT scan looking for something else. My doctor used the divinci robot and had a radical nephectomy two weeks ago. I came home the next day , slept on the incision after 6 days and take only a pain pill at night.
Today was my first visit with the doctor and I was so scared. I prepared myself for the worst but hoped for the best. Everyone I know was praying for me. Well miracles do happen. My doctor walked in with a big smile on his face and told me it was a benign cystic nephroma. He said this is only found in 5% of all renal cysts. Yes my prayers were answered......there is no other explanation. I'm a 62 yr old female who just retired from teaching this June .....so I'm hoping for a long life cancer free. Just remember God is there for all of us.