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Vivaldi
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Joined: Jun 2013

Wow, I got fabulous news.  For six months I have been told I probably have kidney cancer, 95% certainty.  Underwent a partial right nephrectomy six weeks ago and a very tough recuperation.  Yesterday was my six week check up and the path report.  I felt sick.  After waiting forty five minutes, he finally called me in, I sat down and he started laughing.  He said, not cancer.  I had an oncocytoma.  I was stunned.  It is hard to process, after six months of having this horrible thing over my head, it is gone.  Wow.  Ssomeone  has to be in the five percent and this time it was me.  I got very very lucky and even though I have to do the same follow up, I am not a cancer patient.  This place has been supportive and comforting and educational.  I wish all of you smooth sailing, good scans and pain free days.  Your stories, attitudes and compassion for others have been inspirational to me and I thank you.

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MDCinSC
Posts: 574
Joined: Feb 2013

That is great Vivaldi! 

I love stories with happy endings (yeah, I'm an incurable romantic.) 

Be Well and don't be a stranger. After being here a while, you've learned the value of this group.

Our strength comes from the care and support of others!

"Live long and Prosper!"  Yeah, I'm a Geek!

Michael

Vivaldi
Posts: 20
Joined: Jun 2013

I will always have the family history hanging over my head but I got this absolutely marvellous reprieve and I am grateful.  You people are amazing.

MeMeJoy
Posts: 68
Joined: Apr 2013

That makes 2 of us 5%ers in one month!

 Congrats!!

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garym
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Joined: Nov 2009

Thrilled for you both, we'll take all the good news we can get.

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Eims
Posts: 420
Joined: Feb 2013

I love hearing good news like that....happy weekend all xxxx

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twinthings
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Joined: Jun 2013

What a blessing!  So happy for you and your family!

Vivaldi
Posts: 20
Joined: Jun 2013

I am so glad there is another person, I actually am very happy but feel a bit guilty too that I get the "get out of jail free" card.

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MDCinSC
Posts: 574
Joined: Feb 2013

Relish it!  I for one am damned proud of and for you!   SOMEBODY has to get it!  Laughing

Come back and cheer us on from time to time!  Spread the word about what we do and how we can use support!

Live on!

Cheers!

Michael

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Djinnie
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Joined: Apr 2013

I say "Viva Vivaldi", you have absolutely nothing to feel guilty about, you are not responsible for our health. We are all happy for you, feel at ease with that. Take care of yourself and enjoy and relish every up and coming day of you life.

Djinnie

Vivaldi
Posts: 20
Joined: Jun 2013

I have been reading here for six months, so I have gotten a peep into this world.  I hope to never have this disease, I got a pass, and I am happy for it.  I will read here, to keep up.  With such a strong family history, dad, grandad, cousin on dad's side and two other cousins with bladder cancer, I am being tested for genes, because it is so unusual, so I shall now forever be vigilant about kidney health.  This is the best site, so much info  you guys have been very supportive of each other, it is Heart warming.  When I initially searched I found a Canadian site, registered, and immediately got solicited for a donation or a legacy bequest......thought it was an unusual approach.  I will keep up on your progress, I wish all the best for all of you in this very difficult journey.  I will stand on the side and cheer loudly.

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cancerat46
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Joined: Feb 2013

So happy for you!!! BRAVO Vivaldi!! You should go out and buy a lottery ticket!!

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Djinnie
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Joined: Apr 2013

I am glad to hear you are being genetically tested, being forewarned and forearmed is always a good thing. Your family sounds a little like mine when it comes to this blight of a disease. I am definitely prone to it, so much so I could do with the installation of an early warning system...lol!

We thank you for your words of support, and wish you all the best with your tests. 

Djinnie

 

 

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AprilandChuck
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Joined: Feb 2013

That's wonderful news :D

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foxhd
Posts: 1921
Joined: Oct 2011

Man, I'm doing a lot of smiling reading posts tonite. Great to hear. Now return your beany. You had the surgery, so keep the patch.

Vivaldi
Posts: 20
Joined: Jun 2013

I did buy a lottery ticket but since I didn't win can't I keep the beany?  Yeah, I had the surgery and can't say I would ever like to repeat it.  At six weeks I am still pretty sore, still having occasional hematuria and still very fatigued.  But I am on the up Slope.  Biopsy on breast lump is Monday, hopefully.  Having a little problem with the radiologist not wanting to do it because I am on aspirin. I have a cardiac stent, three heart attacks two years ago and I also have a brain aneurysm.  Funny, my urologist had no problem doing  a tough surgery under these circumstances, but the radiologist is scared to do a biopsy......I am figuring I got really lucky with that kidney tumour, whatever this lump is, well it isn't a kidney lump and that makes me extra grateful.  I think I earned my patch for sure and I will treasure it.  Even with my other medical issues, the kidney thing, it was definitely the toughest and that is how I know you guys are superheroes.

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