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Bill_73
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Joined: Jan 2012

Hello everyone I am learning a lot by reading your Stories and hope we all remain cancer free. I am now 8 weeks since prostate removal. I am now waiting to schedule partial kidney. Seems like its been forever I was dx in Oct. with an enlarged prostate. Testing showed I had a spot on left kidney and my doctor says its 99% cancer. Surgery was scheduled and testing continued, prostate biopsy showed it was cancerous. Surgery on the kidney put on hold and prostate removed in Dec. Now I waiting to do CT scan and schedule surgery on kidney,and PSA test for the prostate.The waiting is starting to wear on me.

Katielynn
Posts: 61
Joined: Apr 2011

Waiting is torture, I totally agree. I have no patience to begin with, so I was like a long tailed cat in a room full of rockers. It would be nice if everything could be done immediately. Waiting the few weeks for my L Neph. seemed like years. Luckily KC is a slow growing cancer, so I guess that's why nothing is ever rushed. Your best bet is keep yourself busy doing things you enjoy.When I'm idle the wheels in my mind spin like mad. I wish you the best of luck with your surgery. Stop by often, this place is a LIFESAVER. It helps so much to hear from people who've gone through what we have, or had to go through. God bless, Katie

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LISAinTN
Posts: 143
Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Bill,

The waiting is the worst! I agree with Katie, though, in that if you keep busy, it keeps your mind off things and helps the time go faster. My family was always telling me to sit down and rest, but I was going crazy just sitting around. Before you know it, the time will be here. Keeping you in my prayers.

Blessings,
Lisa

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garym
Posts: 1651
Joined: Nov 2009

Bill,

I echo what Katielynn and Lisa have said and staying busy is definitely the best way to keep the inner demons at bay. My additional advice would be to start exercising now, it will pay dividends during recovery. It doesn't take anything more than a long walk every day to make a big difference, start with short slow walks and work your way up from there, you won't be sorry.

Good luck and Godspeed,

Gary

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