Jun 14, 2013 - 1:52 am
Hey all, first off I want to thank all of you that have posted your stories on this board. It has really helped me the past few weeks.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancerin 1999, she had a double masectomy along with a tranflap. Those were the hardest times for my family seeing how I was only 9 at the time. This year my family decided we were going to move to Uruguay to open a Christian based orphanage. After we sold our house my mom went to the doctors to check on some knee pain. She's 59 years old so she thought it would be normal results for her age. When theydid the CT scan they found a 2.7 cm mass in her kidney half in the kidney and the other half in the urine pool. She's petrified of whats going on and I don't know how to deal with it. They're planning an open partiap nephrectomy for June 26th. When we met with her surgeon it was literally for 2 minutes while he explained how he was going to cut her and couldn't perform it laparoscopic because of the tranflap 13 years ago.
Iwouldd really appreciate just any sort of advice y'all could give me. I know her doctor is amazing due to my own research and talking with his patients. But I know she needs to see an oncologist to really understand whats going on. She's petrified of going through chemo or radiation again.
Also would any of you know how long it takes to be able to fly? My mom is stubborn and states that once she's cleared to fly she's going to Uruguay and she will find a doctor there that will keep up with the xrays and CT scans. Ijust wish I could be more help to her. Right now she's expecting her first grandchild and all she keeps saying is that she wants to make it to the birth. I know that the size of the mass shouldnt give us cause to worry right?
Iapologize for the long message and thank you for anything you might say to bring us peace.l