Sep 03, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Hello All...Happy to have found this group. I am a newbie and going to provide a little of my background to see if anybody can relate...
I am a 40 year old female, good health, no prior medical issues. I have had side pain since around Jan 2013..thought it was gallbladder. Finally went to GP in July, labwork showed no signs of gallbladder issues but blood in urine. Went for Ultrasound, mass found on upper pole of right kidney. CT performed and confirmed that it was suspicious for RCC. Surgery scheduled.
August 6, 2013 Robot assisted Partial.
August 7, 2013 Discharged from hospital.
August 8,2013 Back in hospital with respiratory issues...UGH Pulmonary Edema no known explanation for that one but it was a real pain.
SO Path Report comes back with following diagnosis:
ccRCC -Tumor Size 5cm- Stage 2- Positive Surgical Margin- Positive Lymphovascular Invasion
Has anybody else encountered the positive Lymphovascular Invasion and if so what did this mean for you? Any and all info is so appreciated. If anybody has questions for me or any way I can help you, do not hesitate to let me know!
Getting through this with prayer, friends, laughter, and a little zanax as needed:)