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In March I went to the dr. because of urinary tract infection. The dr. suggested seeing a urologist because he said uti's were uncommon in men. I agreed to this and the urologist done a cystoscopy and ultra sound. The ultra sound revealed a 4cm. growth on the right kidney so a ct scan was ordered to further evaluate. After the ct scan I had a biopsy which came back as cancer. The dr. that done the biopsy as well as my urologist and the surgeon who is going to do the surgery seem confident that the surgery will take care of it since it hasn't spread. I go for laparoscopic surgery to remove my right kidney on June 5. My surgeon suggested getting online and doing some research on renal cell carcinoma so that's how I am here. I have read quite a few stories by members here and it has helped somewhat easing tension/anxiety. Thanks to those whose stories I've read so far. You have helped a lot.

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Your story sounds very similar to mine. I too was diagnosed in March via CT scan. There was no discussion of biopsy but we went right to the decision of setting a date for surgery. That was last week!  I have had a radical nephrectomy for a mass that was supposedly, at the time of the dignosis, 4 X 3.5 X 4.7 CM (about a golf ball). It seems it turned out to be larger but there are no details yet til the pathology report.  (Scheduling for that seems to be up in the air due to VA Bureaucracy)

Welcome to a great group of people with two things in common, the demise of RCC, and the support and care for those of us in this exclusive club.

Here is a place you can come to talk, grumble, gripe, complain, shed a tear, share a fear, allow a little self pity, and know that every one of us has been through it and knows where you are.

No questions are out of bounds, we have some very knowledgable people here and they are pulling for you just like the rest of us.  So welcome again. Let down your hair, and join in.  All we ask is you give back as good as you get!

Michael

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Michael,

Thanks for the welcome. As I said in the first post, reading the stories people have posted in this forum have already helped. I am sure I'll be back often as the surgery date draws nearer.

Also, I didn't state my name in my initial post. My name is Dan.

Thanks again.

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here who have been through the surgery experience in the last four seeks or so. We've been cheering eachother on!  Keep us posted and we'lld o the same for you! LOL

Don't think it is not an ordeal. It is! the point is, it is an ordeal that you will survive and you will be better off for it!

Start walking now to have better muscle tone for healing. Start drinking water and build up your protein levels now to help with healing.! Start cutting back sugars and alcohols now to slow the growth. Build up a stock f prune juice.  You can figure out why! Cool  Don't rush healing! Take you time, take your meds, and allow it to pass.

 

Hang in!  Anticipation is the worst part!

Michael

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Michael,

Good to see you helping with the newbies, being only a week or 2 out of surgery.  Pretty soon there will be more and more Michael's helping me ice down the newbies.

In all seriousness we need as many members as possible going straight from their initiation into helping thosee just being diagnosed.

I still remember the feeling of heplessness and shock upon being tolld I had Kidney Cancer 11 years ago. I always thought Cancer is what other people got.

 

Icemantoo

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Thanks Icemantoo! I appreciate the welcome and advice I got when I came here in March.  As you say, that diagnosis was the last thing I expected in my life. I also thought it WAS the last thing I could expect.  You guys got me straight quickly.  Time to pass it on!

Michael

 

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So right you are Iceman - but "ice down"??????

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I saw it!  Thats what he said!  Wink

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Dan,

Sorry of your need to join this group, but you're tougher than the Cancer. Don't doubt that. It's kick butt time. Did you notice that "val1963" who also posted today has the same surgery date as you do? More moral support?

 

Michael and Ice have given you good advice. Since Michael just had the surgery, he's a great one to gauge what's before you. But you'll be fine.

 

 

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Alice,

Thanks for the encouraging words. Actually all three of the doctors I have dealt with through all the testing leading up to my surgery have been very encouraging. They seem to think the surgery will be a success. The surgeon told me that no one wants to get cancer, but the cancer I got was one of the better ones to get if you have to come down with cancer. They are telling me I should be good after the surgery. I am not foolish enough to think I am free and clear of this disease, but the confidence of my doctors has me feeling somewhat at ease with what is going on. Having never had surgery of any kind, I think I am more nervous about that than I am over the fact that the surgery is to rid my body of cancer. I am ready to, as you put it...kick butt.

 

Dan

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Hi

Im 100% fresh to all of this (although i have been reading alot of content on her the past month or so.)

I dont really know what i want to gain from this , however something inside is telling me to connect with other people who have shared my experience. As you can probally tell from my photo , im a fairly young man (26 to be precise.) The biggest impact this whole 2 month 'journey' has had on me is a psycological on for sure . I feel im to young for this , cant imagine spending however long i have left carrying this chip on my shoulders as i have a fairly over active imagination at the best of times.

I guess what im wanting, or what im asking is how did you guys deal with that side of it??

Thank you :)

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LOL  My PhD is in Theatre!  LOL  I deal with a very powerful imagination.

I can sum it up for me in some powerful words I read this morning written by Texas Wedge.

ACCEPT THE CHANGE AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

I take that to mean simply that the most important thing that you cannot allow cancer to destroy is your hope for the future.  Face it, there is nothing we can do to change the facts. Facts describe the situation. They are how things happen or happen to be.

TRUTH on the other hand explains WHY.  It is up to you to write your truth, your myth if you will, that compels you to move ahead in spite of facts and live it like it will last forever, drive it like you stole it, and use it until it wears out!

You've been handed a crap sandwich.  You may have to deal with the stink, but you don't have to eat it unless you choose to.

So I'm not a poet! Write your myth large. Grab it as long as you have it and love every minute of it.

Pax!

Michael

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Of course I endorse what Michael has said, but he gives me undue credit - I was quoting the words of my friend Rae, who, I thought, caught it perfectly in those few words.

Labora, can you tell us a bit about your pathology report?  We might be able to give you some helpful thoughts and support if we know a bit more.  Meantime, welcome here - you may be surprised at the increasing number of folks of your sort of age coming on here and you might establish some rapport with some of them.

 

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Maybe that sounds a bit harsh.. but my Mom always told me that there is someone worse off than you... No, that won't make you smile, but maybe it will give you some perspective.  Not long ago there was a posting from a Mom that has an 11 month old child with Kidney Cancer.. now that is toooo young for sure... sad.. very sad..

However, youth is on your side.. I suspect/hope you are otherwise healthy.. this will help you in the long run.  So, diet and exercise is your friend. 

And more importantly there are some awesome new drugs right around the corner.  Check out the thread on what is coming.

Be Well..!

Ron - out to work on my motorpickle..

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I can imagine this must be very difficult for you to comprehend, when you are young you don't expect this sort of health problem.What sort of procedure have you been through, and how are you doing now?

The fact that you are young and active, can only work in your favour. Having cancer does change your life, but you don't have to dwell on it all of the time. I can only speak for myself, I have had cancer four times now, it is a fact and I accept it. There is not much I can do about it, I can't change the past.  I can do something about my future though, so I am putting all my energy into staying as fit and healthy as I can. I wish to enjoy a long and happy life, the only way I can do that is to stay positive, and look forward.

 

Djinnie

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For some of us because we are older. So we  really do understand the scare at only 26. Sucks. No one wants cancer and especially so young. But you need to tell us much more. Coping comes with accepting your reality. Live on. Pay attention and learn. You'll find that kidney cancer is being managed quite effectively compared with just a few years ago. There are a lot of posts over the past that will begin to give you a perspective as to how we are doing. You have come to the right place. What's going on?

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Check out Gerald White's CD on guided imagery. I suggest ordering it and listening to it. I converted it to mp3 and put it on my iPhone and listen to it every night as I'm falling asleep. I'd like to write and record my own version at some point to make it my own. Right now I'm just glad to hear Gerald's voice every night reminding me that this cancer can be beat. (He was stage 4 20 years ago and given 6 months to live, and is now cancer free 20 years later).

One of the things Gerald quotes on the CD is something someone else said (sorry I forget, but I believe it was a doctor or a specialist in guided imagery) and it goes something like this "100% of cancer patients practice guided imagery: unfortunately it's the negative kind".

This CD has some very positive guided imagery, and I think it can be good for anyone dealing with RCC whether they have a small tumor that can fully be resected leaving them a very small probability of recurrence, or a larger tumor like mine that was T3a with a 40-50% chance of recurrence.

Please share with us your pathology report Labora. Your age makes your situation unusual. RCC is more common among men starting in their late 40's.

Best wishes to you.

Todd

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Well, going to see if I can relax my mind some from thinking so much about my upcoming surgery by driving to Cincinnati to see the Reds play the Cleveland Indians.  Afternoon game and about 2 1/2 hour drive from where I live in n/w Ohio so going to make a day trip of it. My brother is going along, fellow Reds fan and back up driver if needed. Might just be the therapy I need to ease the worry.

Meeting with the surgeon and anesthesiologist on Thursday then surgery one week from Wednesday (June 5). As I mentioned in previous posts all the doctors have been giving me encouraging words that surgery should take care of this beast and I remain hopeful this is so. I think I am thinking more about the surgery than I am the cancer. Anyhow, hopefully this trip does the trick for now.

Will check in later as to how it went.

Dan

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Hey Dan

First let me say screw the Reds. Anyway, I posted a long winded story of my surgery a few days back.  It really isn't that bad.  If you are able, you should try to see an oncologist before or shortly after the surgery. No one told me to do this and I did not have an opportunity to eroll in a clinical trial.  I have or may not have done it ..........it's a complicated thing, but I should have had the option. My ignorence.

My anesthesiologist was  a great guy.  He comes into the Operating Room and he starts putting something in my IV.  I say "Doc, what is that?"  He says they have to keep me awake for 15 or 20 minutes to strap me nude in an unusual position".  I said " You got to be kidding?"  He said no, but on the bright side I wouldn't remember a thing.  It was true. I woke up 7 1/2 hours later and it was like a minute.  The next day he stopped by my room ( more then I can say for my surgeon) and I asked him if it was really true and he said  "Oh yeah, you told me to **** myself a couple of times but don't worry about it, alot of people do".

I had a huge 11CM Stage 3 tumor and to be honest my health isn't the best.  I am pretty fat and used to smoke.  Not enough excercise and I am a litigator.  The surgery, as someone said here, is really to get the tumor out of you and to see what kind of problem you have.  It is the first step. you will be fine.

You will be stuck at home for two weeks so make sure you got Netflix and cable and perocets. Also everyone tries to be nice to you which can get annoying pretty quickly. It is really nothing to worry about.  It sucks sure...........but not as bad as say..........The Reds

Don

From New York City and thinking of that 1999 one game playoff 

 

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I got pre-occupied with the surgery and my imagination kept going wild!  Diversions are good.  Keep it up!

I finally started looking towards the surgery as my release date from the tumor. Once gone, it can do no more harm.  That is liberating!

Where in NW Ohio?  I got my PhD at BGSU.  I loved my time in the upper midwest!  I still long for Lake Erie and Walleyes plus the Yellow Perch sandwiches!

Look for the positives!  This surgery, while life changing, is also life giving!

I'll think of you on the 5th while I'm sitting in my doctor's office getting a thorough going over!

Michael

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Michael,

I live in a small town 14 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Close enough we can see the glow from the football stadium when they have a night game. Been to many games at BG, mostly football but catch the occasional basketball or hockey game too.

Diversion was good, even if only for a day. The distraction of thinking about surgery hasn't been horribly bad other than I find I can sleep a little better if I sleep in my recliner as opposed to the bed. For some reason seem to lay awake forever. On the bright side, One week from tomorrow the wait is finally over. Hopefully back to normal as far as sleep anyhow.

Dan

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I have to admit, I do miss that part of the world!

Keep focusing forward.  The day will be rough, but it willget better rapidly!  You can do this.  If I can, you certainly can!

Michael

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If you have to go outside the VA and live in Northern New Jersey I would suggest  youmight consider consulting with Robert Alter at HUMC.  Now I admit I don’t know anything about medicine whatsoever but I looked around and went so far as to consult with Robert Motzer  at Sloan.  Dr. Alter is a decent man and takes all the time you need carefully explaining your options.   I am a diehard Mets fan and he is a Yankee fan so that’s a negative….but he really seems to care.  

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Well had an appointment with the surgeon today, and he was quite confident that my surgery was going to take care of the cancer. I pray that he is right. I actually have no reason to doubt as three different doctors told me based on my scans I should be rid of this nasty beast come Wednesday. I still get a little nervous about the surgery itself just because this is all new for me...never had surgery of any kind. Dr. Lalor assured me that there was nothing to worry about, that he was confident I was going to do just fine. I believe him, but the mind is a powerful thing. Charging up my laptop so I can keep up with the "outside world" for the 2-3 days they expect me to be cooped up in the hospital.

Dan

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Don't get carried away Superman!Laughing

Allow at least one day to be comatose, or close  Yell. While I was there first day, I was prime pickings for any mean spirited room mate!

Put your fully charged computer in the hands of someone you trust while you're there! 

Better yet, get someone to report in for you.

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Michael,

Didn't try coming off sounding like superman...the surgeon told me about the "magic button" that I will be armed with for a burst of morphine every 20 minutes (if needed of course) so I expect it will likely be thursday at earliest before I actually feel like trying to connect with the outside. Just doing my best to keep a positive outlook on the whole thing. And the computer will be going home with family at night.

Dan

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No Accusation Dan!

Just a well intended finger in the ribs!  LOL

Kick some collective butt Wednesday!

There in spirit!

Michael

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My nephrectomy wasnt just my first surgery, it was my first time in a hospital except for when my two children were born. A bit scary, but just focus on the purpose of it all. Getting rid of that stowaway passenger inside you.

Find some faith and comfort in the fact that those guys and girls do it every day and are trained professionals. You will be in good hands.

/G

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Thanks for the comforting words of advice Galrim.

PS. have read several of your posts and much of the information you posted has both educated me and relaxed me during this ordeal.

Dan

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As a newbie here, I too agree with Dan, You guys rock!!

With your posts and information and comforting (even not so comforting words) ---it helps to have some knowledge and insight as to what I'm going through at this stage of the game.

Not that I want to be a member of your exclusive club....but if I have to be a member of a club of this sort...I'm glad it's a club with all you nice people!!

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The nice thing about time is that it passes. So will the surgery, pain and recovery. Mine is over 2 years now and it is easy to forget about it. Health and fitness wise I am excellent until my Dr. tells me otherwise. Honestly I can say that I didn't care about the pain and just dealt with it. It is short term. I had the "button" to push after surgery too. I pushed it a few times mostly because it seemed like I was supposed to. After all they give it to you for a reason. Just move slowly and carefully. As your body adjusts to the major insult you will experience, there will be less need for it to give you pain. You'll be fine.

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OK, here is some hints about pain management right after surgery...  They gave me two choices.. well actually they urged me to get an epidural and I declined, and opted for the button.   The only issue with the button is that you fall asleep.. when you wake up OUCH..!  Then you push the button and wait..  However, I learned a few things...first, hit the nurse call button and they will give you a booster shot that works FAST..!   Next, I learned to fall asleep with the button in my hand...  Lastly, I learned I could negotiate what the button did..  That for me was most important.  The button was initally set at X dose every 15 minutes.   Those 15 minutes right after waking up were hell the first few days...  So, I got the Doc to give me a lessor dose, but turn the button down to a 10 minute interval.  For me that worked awesome..!  Wake up, hit the button, then hit it in 10 minutes.  Now I did promise that in a total day's time I would use less drugs overall, and I proved that to be right.  Once I had reduced the pain when I woke up, I needed and used less during the day.  Just my story.. your's may be different.. but knowledge is power..!

Oh, keep in mind I had the big surgery.. much worse than what you are facing.. so you will likely have less pain issues.. I hope so..!  As the Fox Man said, soon you will have just a memory over it all.  And YES, movement for the first couple of days needs to be taken very slowly...

Don't worry, be happy... you have all of us..!

Ron

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Nearing the home stretch...I hope. I had to go to my family dr. for a pre surgery physical today. For the most part everything was fine. There was one glitch though. Doc heard what he referred to as a soft murmur at the apex (lower end?) He said it was soft enough that it didn't cause a lot of concern but enough so with surgery coming up he wants to make sure. So now I have to go tomorrow morning for an echocardiogram. I really hope the surgery goes on as planned on Wednesday. So tired of the waiting. Too much time to think.

Dan

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Hang on to that Dan, not so much else to do right now. The waiting time is annoying and stressful, especially those last few days when you just want to get rid of that bugger inside you.

Hang in there as good as you can.

/G

 

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4:30pm and no phone call yet saying surgery was postponed. Yesterday I had to go to my family doctor for a pre surgery physical. Basically all went OK but doc. heard what he described as a soft murmur at the apex. Just to be sure everything was ok he ordered an echocardiogram which I did this morning. I was instructed to prepare for surgery as scheduled unless I got a phone call. So apparently no news is good news in this case. Anyhow, I report to the hospital at 6:30 for preparations for 8:30 surgery. Not sure how long surgery will take..having laparoscopic right nephrectomy. From what I've read here guessing three hour so so give or take?  So glad the wait is almost over! As I mentioned in earlier posts the doctors are all giving me a good outlook in terms of the surgery curing the cancer so I am more nervous about the surgery since that too is a first for me. The surgeon told me no need to get worked up over the surgery and a couple people I've talked to say good things about the surgeon. Unless I get back on here tonight, the next time we talk it should just be be, not this evil guest that took up residence on my kidney. Someone posted a line that I am going to borrow for the occasion...time to kick cancer in the butt!!

Dan

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We'll be right here waiting for word!  You've got this! 

Michael

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Go show that Cancer who's boss! We'll all be waiting to hear from you with an awesome update!

Nothing but positive thoughts and prayers for you!!

Judy

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Up and ready to go to the hospital. Got my shower finished with the surgical soap. Ready to go get this over with. Sort of odd I don't feel all the anxiety I was feeling the past week or so. Maybe the fact that it is today and the wait is finally over. Time to go get rid of my unwelcome guest.

Take care all and will be here as soon as I am able.

Dan

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...probably because youre at the finish line and can start to see the end of carrying that stowaway around. Kind of a mental sigh of relief I guess.

Good luck Dan, fingers crossed and looking forward to hearing from you afterwards.

/G

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Hi Dan,

It won't be nearly as bad as your imagination has made it out to be, I promise.  A collective cyber-hug is coming your way and we await your return.

No worries,

Gary

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Okay, that s a bit of a stretch, but you get my point! By the time I post this, you are likely out of surgery.  When you awaken, realize that your enemy if gone.  It can't hurt you anymore than it already has.  Celebrate!  Of course save that really good meal for a day or two later.  It would be a shame to waste a great meal to indigestion and nausea!

Relax, stay hydrated, drink lots of prune juice Tongue Out and keep moving ahead.  Come back and tell us the horror stories!

Peace Brother!

Michael

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lt took a little longer than I thought it would to return here  but finally made it. My surgery went well. Dr said it went as he expected and that it was his expectation I am cured. In the surgical suite at just  berfore 8am and the next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery at 3pm. All my inciisions are on the right side of my abdomen which made it tough to get out of bed first day or two as the nurses kept having me sit up on the left side of the bed. As far as the pain, it wasn't all that bad once I got moving around. I had more discomfort from gas building in my lower abdomen. Once that finally started leaving I was feeling pretty good. Got released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. Doing well so far;  Body functions returning at last so hopefully back to normal soon.

Dan

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Glad to hear all went well. Gas pain in the abdomin was the worst pater for me too. Amazing what getting up and walking can do. Sounds like you are on the right track, slow and steady doers win this race.

 

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Hey Dan

 

Signed in this morning hoping to see  you post.  Great to hear the surgery went well.

 

Don

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Way to go Dan!

Chalk that one up as a win! We will need your street addrss to deliver the goat for the rest of the initiation!  Tongue Out

Gas is a pain, err- so to speak!  Frankly, after a few days of that, I never want to look a glass of prune juice in the face ever again!

I'm glad you are up and about, but remember, no marathons, no roller coasters, no demolition derbys!   Lots of water, lots of walks, lots of naps.  Especially lots of naps. I'm nearly four weeks out and I still slam into that wall several times a day.  Heal first, play later!Laughing

Welcome home!

Michael

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No danger of any marathons here. I couldn't run 26 miles before the cancer. First day of walking was kind of rough. I had to use the pain button a few times at first but not nearly as often as I thought I would. And so far since home have only used 1 percocet. Getting out of a chair is fairly easy. It is getting off the bed/couch from a laying down position that is rough. Got lucky so far with the bowels restarting. So far no constipation. BM gassy and loose. We have one of those wheeled walkers with a seat in our closet that I got out to walk down the street. That way I can sit down and rest a bit if i went too far. I have been keeping up on the water. Lots of water and an occasional diet 7up. As far as the roller coasters, maybe once I am healed I will try that to celebrate kicking caner in the a**. About all I am allowed to do is walk and nap. My surgeon told me NO driving a vehicle until after my follow up appointment which is not until June 19.

Thanks again to all those who sent well wishes and to all of you for the knowledge you provided to make my experience much easier to take. You all have been so much help in dealing with kidney cancer.

Dan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The easy part is over, now you have to hang around here for twenty years or so and help calm the nerves of all the newbies (that's the fine print in the contract we didn't mention when you applied for membershipSmile).  Seriously though, you'll be feeling much more like your old self in a couple weeks, just remember to drink plenty of water and walk.

Welcome back,

Gary

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I didn't see the fine print Gary but we have a deal. I found this site very helpful and will be happy to help  new people who come here with the same struggles I was experiencing. With the reports I have gotten from my doctors, I fully expect to be here at least 20 years. Let's all grow old together.

As for the water and walking, I have been drinking plenty of water but i overdid it a bit with the walking. I went for a morning walk outdoors and made it about a block from home before turning around because I felt gas building. Later in the aftenoon I went for another walk and made it two blocks and felt tired in the legs. Fortunately I took along a walker that has a seat and was able to rest. My niece and her boyfriend came along and offered me a ride which I gladly accepted. I am feeling fine this morning, just a slight reminder on the right side of my abdomen that I had surgery. Have a bit of discomfort but it is bearable.

 

Dan

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As close at you are to Cedar Point, that when you are ready for the Coaster, they have several World Class Coasters available for you to choose from!  Pictures Please!

Michael

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That too is a deal Michael. Maybe... Last time at Cedar point was 8-10 years ago. Loved the place though. No rhyme or reason that I haven't gone.

Dan

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