Sep 13, 2012 - 10:21 am
My husband was diagnosed with Stage IV RCC (clear cell) the first week of August 2012. After experiencing what we were told was a "minor" stroke his symptoms worsened and a CT showed lesions in his brain and spots on his lungs. Subsequent scans showed he has a large mass on his right kidney, mets in the brain, lungs, hip bones, lymphs... He was treated with radiation for the bleeding brain lesions and both hips. Two weeks ago he fractured his left hip walking to the kitchen and broke his humerus grabbing the doorknob to keep from falling (he stood that way for 30 minutes until are son got there.) He had a seizure in the ambulance and another in the ER. A full bone survey was taken and shows widespread bone involvement. His medical oncologist said it is one of the five most complicated cases he's dealt with. Lucky us. He had been complaining to his PC about back, hip, and leg pain for a couple years, but images of the areas were never ordered. He was told to lose weight (changed his diet, added lots of walking and lost 50 lbs.) and then told aches and pains are part of aging (he's 55.) I really don't have a question, just needed to vent.