Apr 13, 2012 - 9:28 am
Well we are one week after surgery for my husband, full removal left kidney and mass. We just received the pathological results yesterday. His mass was malignant, and it was 7 x 6 x 5.5 cm. No spreading to lymph node, urinary normal, veins normal, confined to his kidney. He said it is "T2A, stage 2". His creatine (sp?) is 1.8, any thoughts?
My husband is doing well, remaining kidney is functioning well. He has lots of pain still, but to be expected.
Couple questions, since it had not spread do most people considered themselves cured? What has your experience been if you were diagnosed T2A, stage 2? Should we expect long happy life?? Will the indentation from the surgery adjust or do you always have an indentation (I know a cosmetic question, but my husband is wondering, and I already reassured him that is the last thing on our minds but still wondering). How long before he should drive? He is going stir crazy already but I have insisted he cannot drive to work to check on things (I have driven him in). How long before other activities such as golf (basically a piece of mind question, will I be able to get back to regular life, how long)?
If anyone has any words of wisdom, please share, as we appreciate the input.
We are extremely grateful to all who prayed for us. We are very fortunate that this was caught, and very fortuanate that the cancer did not spread.