Sep 03, 2012 - 8:33 pm
Sorry I've been away for a few weeks. I'll try to stay in touch better. First, my stats: Male, 42, father of 2 girls, 7 and 11, and husband to 1 wife. Diagnosed 4/12 mRCC with mets in lungs, rt kidney and along the spine. Radical nephrectomy 5/25/12 included left kidney, adrenal gland, several lymph nodes and a slice of my spleen. Stage 4 and Grade 4 on the Furhman scale. Otherwise my health is very good.
I am now half way thru my second cycle on Sutent. I've been spared the worst of the side effects (again!). Mental state is great as I am focused on positive thinking/meditation/imagery using a healthy dose of Gerald White's MAARS system. I go for my next scan 2 weeks from today and am hopeful/expectant to hear that the mets have stabilized or reduced in size. I'm fully expecting to beat the beast and am living my life to the fullest. Working F/T, spending time with the family, and enjoying every moment as much as I can. Just fighting the good fight, thinking of you all often, and hoping we all reach the end of our journeys in great health, happiness and free of cancer! All the best! - Vin