Feb 12, 2012 - 1:48 pm
My wife had a radical nephrectomy of the left kidney and a blood clot removed from her vena cava 3 1/2 months ago. The clot was just about up to her liver (hepatic vein). It is stage t3b clear cell rcc with no lymph node and ivc wall invasion. We were very lucky we found it in time (accidently..she developed a cough and was tired while walkingand also was anemic) My question is I have been giving her 40 mil blood thinner shots daily for 3 months and we are about to stop them soon. She will be taking a baby aspirin. We are nervous about what will happen. Clotting ? Has anyone gone through this. We have gone through all the emotions and ups and downs since this has happened. It has been very stressful to say the least, but we lean on each other. Before this happened we had booked a vacation and we are not going to let this stop us. She had some post liver problems..counts not right, but that finally cleared up. She has a great attitude and has been a trooper thoughout this whole time. She is walking up to 3 miles a day which is great but after 30 years together I can tell she is very nervous about stopping the shots. It had been very hard getting answers about this type of surgery (vena cava involvement) and finding people that are going through the same thing. Any comment would be appreciated. Keep up the fight everyone and thanks for posting it's a a great help to all of us going through this.