Aug 03, 2013 - 7:43 am
Ok, so a few weeks ago we got a NED, very happy about that. We went to the beach, partially to celibrate. I walk over the dunes, carying the beach crap, and I start getting pains....chest pains.
I stopped. cold. Now, I get another diagnosis code. :).
It is funny, after battling stage IV RCC with Sarcomitoid features, a little heart procedure to put in stents does not scare me.
My wife does not get why I am not scared.
I face my mortality every day. I am content with my life. And I trust the Doctor.
Stents are nothing compared to a Nephrectomy. Getting Stents are more like the quarterly scans, with a nap thrown in.
Now, if they want bypass, that will be more like the nephrectomy, only without the worry of the path report, and no long term fear of future mets.
Think of me next friday, but don't worry. I will not be worrying.
For what it is worth, I am ashkanazie Jewish. I am named for my grandfather David. If they had Stents or bypass 55 years ago, I would not be called David, and would know my grandfather. I am not worried.