Apr 12, 2013 - 9:23 pm
I am a 43 year old American living over sea in Okinawa Japan. Two weeks ago, after a ER Visit, Dr.'s found a 2.5 cm tumor encased in my right Kidney. I have been told that it is Renal Cell Carcinoma, and it is stage T1a. I don't know anything about Cancer, much less Renal Cell Carcinoma. And to make matters worse, I am in a country were I don't speak the language. With help from friends, I have moved my care from the original ER hospital to the University Hospital.
I am glad I found a place with people that have walked this road. I have a great group of friends and family here on the island to help me thru this, but it's nice to connect with people with first hand experience.