Mar 04, 2012 - 9:00 am
Hello all my name is Jeremy and I'm a soldier at FT Hood. Im having a complete right radical nephectomy tomorrow morning. My cancer was found by my pain managmet doc via mri while trying to figure out why I was having pain, numbness, and tingling in my lower extremities. They sent me to get a CT to confirm. From what I've been told they caught it very early and it's completely contained. Something I don't understand though is that they are not doing a laparoscopic surgery. They are doing an12 inch incision in my back and going in that way. I've also been told the tumor is only 4.5cm (not a complete measurement I know but that's what they told me). But then in the same breath they say the size of a baseball. 4.5 cm and a baseball are pretty far apart to me, but I'm not the doc so I'm just tryin to go with it. I'm hoping my age (I'm 33) will help me bounce back. I've always been pretty resilient and I'm hoping that will also aid in recovery. But I'm a realist so I'm preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.
I'd be telling a lie i said that I wasn't scared. I'm flipping petrified of tomorrow, and I've had a roller coaster of emotions over the last two weeks. I am to the point where I just want it all to be over lol.