Mar 05, 2012 - 7:38 pm
Hi my name is Joann,
I recently had my right kidney removed last August 2011. I am 43 years and was devastated to learn that I had a 10 by 14 cm tumor in my kidney. It was a stage 2 (due to the size) grade 1. My oncologist said it is 20% chance of re-occurrence and my urologist said 5-15%. As seen most post they both said they got it all but like most others it comes back. Not only do you have to get over the pain and thought of losing your kidney now you worry about cancer and it coming back. I know I go for chest x-rays and ultrasounds every 3-6 months. I feel so out of control and have to get over this fear. I know it normal but it is not healthy. Every time I fell pain I think the worst. I feel like there is more I should be doing. I heard so much like no meats cheese dairy - vegan way. Expensive Supplements I can not afford. It is just so much running thru my mind. I am flank pain on both side and back pain all the time. I had a full open kidney removal. I am thinking with pain on both sides something has returned. I go Thursday for my ultrasound and praying for the best. I know I have to stay positive and hopefully someday I can calm my fears. But from what i am reading everyone goes thru these emotions. I am blessed that at the time the cancer was contained even thou the tumor was large it still was contained. I found it by accident thought i had acid reflux and PC DR kept saying you do not need an ultrasound as she thought I was a picture of health but thru my persistence I urged her to schedule one. I believe I did not go thru all this to give up now but some days are harder than others. With God's guidance he will pull me thru this.