Jun 17, 2013 - 9:50 pm
Well, I have officially joined!! Mass R Nephrectomy in August 2011. It had punctured vena cava and i started to bleed out slowly, emergency surgery to remome R kidney with 7cm tumor. Tumor was not attached to vena cava but had punctured it, vascular sugeon (and Kidney cancer surgeon) removed kidney and stitched vena cava to stop bleeding. No mets at time and have had all sceenings regularly since, living life to the fullest. Last CT showed 3 small nodules on lungs, 2 in L and 1 in R, largest measuring 5mm. PET had no uptake, needle biopsy scheduled for Monday June 23rd, hope they can hit it?? Anyway, I am prepared for whatever it will be as I have no real choice. Thinking about writing a book titled "I have cancer, I am blessed" based on all of the issues I have overcome in my 49 years and all of the people that have helped and loved me along the way. I am lucky to still be here and I do not plan on leaving anytime soon, Lord willing!! I look forward to learning more about everyone here and living life to the fullest with my beatiful wife, 3 daughters and large family and friends.