Oct 01, 2013 - 11:54 am
My husband started having back pain in Nov 2012. He's always been the picture of health and in 20 years of marriage, I've seen him sick only once.... well, until now. Anyway, after test after test, in Febuary 2013 he was determined to have a 2cm tumor on his left kidney. A partial Nemphrectomy was done in March and everyone assured us it went perfectly well and that his odds of living a long healthy life were very good. All he needed to do was have his scans every 6 months for 2 years and then once per year after that.
His 1st scan was a few weeks ago and they saw a "lesion" on same kidney. Also, he has a broken back but that's another story! They say it could be scar tissue or something else. They don't know. He had a chest xray and it may show thickening of the pleural lining of his lungs. They say this could be many things. I swear, they don't know much at all. So now he's off to a hospital next week, 6 hours away. He'll be there for several days for more tests and to see a specialist. As always, he's as positive as usual and I'm trying to hold it together and not scare my kids but I am worried. It all sounds ominous to me. Have any of you ever experience a thicking of lung lining with no sign ( so far ) of nodules? Could this all just be coincidence as hubby thinks?
I am amazed every day how cancer can alter perception. It seems there are times when one just survives, waiting for one test or another. It takes a great deal of bravery and you all have my deepest respect.
Thank you for your time.