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One year post surgery follow-up

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Joined: Feb 2012

Hi everyone,

Well, this week is my one-year anniversary of beating the beast.  My surgery was last March 16 where they removed a Stage 2, 7.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 tumor on my right kidney.  It was completely encapsulated so in general I am a happy camper.  Last week I registered for a 50 mile bicycle ride in May.  A year ago, I'm not sure that I would be expecting to do something like that.

I had my one-year follow-up blood tests and chest X-ray last Friday.  While I am waiting for my appointment with my surgeon, I've received my lab tests and other than the lower than before creatinine levels (1.23mg/dL) everything looks good and that result is acceptable with a single kidney.  Even my hemoglobin levels are back to normal (low hemoglobin while donating blood is the sypmtom that I took to the doctor that led to kidney cancer diagnosis).

On to living life!



Edited for grammer

icemantoo's picture
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ED or should I say NED,

Keep up the good work. Enjoy the 50 mile bike ride. For my 1  year I went water skiing.



Texas_wedge's picture
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"Edited for grammer"  - but not for spelling, Ed - liked it Laughing

angec's picture
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Good news Ed! Glad to hear it! Are they planning on just doing chest xrays or are they planning a ct scan? Normally everyone gets a ct-pet scan to be sure!  I hope you have a good renal oncologist to follow up with.  Keep up the good work!

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LOVE ALL THESE ANNIVERSARIES. Sounds like party time!

Happy for you Ed; good luck with ride!

MDCinSC's picture
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I couldn't agree more!  I'll bring queso!

MDCinSC's picture
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I couldn't agree more!  I'll bring queso!

MDCinSC's picture
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I couldn't agree more!  I'll bring queso!

foxhd's picture
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I know how you feel. Today is 2 years since surgery for me. And 1 year past my early expiration date. Here's a beer on me!

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Awesome...Now that I have found all you guys/girls I want you hanging around here for a long time...I plan on it and enjoy everyone's posts and comments...I am so glad this forum is here...I really mean that...it seems to be a special place...

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