Mar 05, 2013 - 7:44 am
Okay, thanks to all of you here, I was prepared for the news. I have my surgery on May 14. The mass is very irregular and, according to my urologist caused kidney function to cease in that kidney a long time ago. Her opinion, at this point of course, is the surgery is likely the only treatment I'll need, with of course the expected caveats! I had resolved myself to at least that much on the drive down.
Surgery wil be done laparascopically.
In spite of expecting the news, I found I was still a little numbed at hearing it confirmed. Oddly enough, we went home and celebrated, which astonished my grandaughter! She finally understood that we celebrated because it is curable, that I have a second kidney that is perfectly healthy, and that I have my family at my side through this.
You people are amazing! Thank you for what you do!