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Limelife50
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I guess things just seem to be getting worse for me.Already lost my right kidney now my left one has a tumor that is about a 1.4 cm.Will find out today how the surgeon is going to remove it .I guess things could be worse but it is very hard for me to be thankful right now, I will keep everyone posted when I can.Have A Nice Day!!!

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Texas_wedge
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Another biker - might have known it - lovely pic.

Sorry you're getting a bad break Mike. At least you've got what's needed to take it on the chin. Do keep us up to speed on your situation and we'll all be waiting to hear how it's going to be tackled. The tumour is still small so you're right in thinking things could be worse.

renal scare 57
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Joined: Feb 2012

totally understand how you feel i went back to dr yesterday. Dr said not goin to do any more chemo right now goin to try the radiation for 10 days to see if a tumor is causin alot of my problems said i may be more advanced than wht he thought said my body was just not reaction right said it is like the cancer is outgrowin itself. i just dont know i wonder do i find another dr does this dr know wht he is doin never knew there would be so many unanswered thoughts but Limelife my thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone else have a good day

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Olsera
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Limelife I am sorry to hear you that you have to go through this again. I know a guy who had a kidney removed 21 years ago, 11 years ago it came back in the other kidney twice so they did partials. That was 10 years ago & he is doing very well. I will be thinking about you.

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Olsera
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Your courage & attitude amaze me keep smiling! You are in my thoughts.

renal scare 57
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Olsera, im beginning to think this site and all the postive hopes keeps me going. I do believe if i had not found this site well just do not want to put my mind there thanks for the caring words have a blessed day

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Texas_wedge
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Yes, rs57, I couldn't agree more and it's cases like the guy Olsera mentions that help Mike and you to keep the chin right up when the going gets harder - you can see that it's all doable.

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Limelife50
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I believe Olsera is a woman not a guy ,just thought I would mention that.

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Texas_wedge
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Mike - please re-read my message (unless you're pulling my leg - maybe that's 'yanking my chain' over there?). I referred to the guy (that) Olsera mentioned.

Now, I may be a lot older than you but I can still tell the difference ;-)

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Limelife50
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Sorry TEX I misread,and no I was not trying to step on your toes.

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Limelife50
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Just a quick comment for RS 57 ,I've got nothing but total admiration and respect for you ,well I'm much better now and I'm ready again to kick some more RCC ASS!!!.I guess the only down side is with the weather warming up and all I sure am going to miss those Miller lites,oh well I'm sure they will taste that much better when the time comes,thanks again everyone I will keep you all updated,bye and Have A Nice Day.

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alice124
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Great oomeback Limelife! I was ready to quote one of Michael Jackson's hits, but thought better of it. So--JUST KICK IT!

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foxhd
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Joined: Oct 2011

Dig in! Believe me I'm pulling for you too! I think you can beat this. Ask me how I know. Or check my upcoming post. Good Luck!
Fox

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rae_rae
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Never, ever give up hope. It never hurts to get several opinions- it is your life, after all. It took Fox a few tries as well as many others to find a doc and treatment that worked best for them. Not everyone will respond the same to a particular treatment. It just means you have to keep trying until you find the right one for YOU!

KJones1969
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Joined: Mar 2012

Good luck with what you are facing. My husband had his kidney and tumor taken out March 15th, we went back to the doctor Friday and they couldn't start him on Votrient because his smaller incision isn't healing very well so they will wait 3 weeks. He did say the 5 nodules in his lungs have only grew a few millimeters thank goodness. I'll be thinking of and praying for you. It could always be worse for all of you/us out here.

ivfour
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Joined: Nov 2011

I had to wait a few months after surgery to remove my kidney because of an open wound. I was very fortunate that the wait did not seem to affect the nodules in my lungs. After seven months of votrient there is no evidence of disease in my scans. I will repeat scans in June and probably remain on votrient indefinitely. Hope your husband can start it soon.

KJones1969
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Joined: Mar 2012

Sounds like you have had great results from the Votrient. My husband has one small incision that has taken a bit longer to heal up so hopefully he will start his Votrient on May 4th. I'm praying for his lung nodules to disappear and from what you type it sounds like it is a very good possibility. My husband's nodules had only grew a few millimeters which according to the doctor that is good. Thanks for the information and I'll be thinking of you. Please keep let me know how your scans go in June.

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One Lucky Girl
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Joined: Feb 2012

Hi Mike,

I'm sorry to hear your news -- I know it must be very tough for you. Hang in there and get the best medical advice you can. Hopefully you will have that small tumour removed and have no further incidents ever! Thinking of you...

Beingbless
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Joined: Mar 2012

Limelife, so sorry to hear the news, but never give up, it's not the end of the world. You're in our prayers.

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