Nov 09, 2013 - 10:55 am
Sorry I have been out of the loop for a few days, but we just found out on Wednesday that my RCC has spread to the brain. I have about a 1.5 centimeter tumor on my left side that was causing numbness in my right leg and arm, thought I was having a slow motion stroke, but turns out cat scan showed tumor instead, who would of thought, with just getting a good cat scan on Oct 18!! I was released from Georgetown University Hosiptal yesterday, with instructions to call Monday to set up brain surgery! I have been put on steroids to help reduce the swelling in the brain to releive numbness in leg and arm, and I must say it is working pretty well, have more and more feeling coming back everyday. I will be in hospital about 5 days after surgery and then will follow up with about 3 cyberknife radiation treatments. And, from now on, I will also be getting MRI of the brain along with CT scan to make sure no more mets are trying to make a home in me.
I have the greatest husband in the world, and the best family support and most important all of you. We are looking forward to getting this behind us and enjoying the holidays! Please put in a word of prayer for us, and remember, I am good, I am still able to have surgery to remove mets and have not even had to start on daily treatments, so I have a lot more of living to do before I even began to worry about what happens tomorrow! These thoughts have been made possible to me by all of the adivice that I have received from everyone on this network, I am so glad to have found all of you, just not happy about the way we have been brought together!
Love you all, and I will let you know when surgery is scheduled as soon as I know!
Love and prayers of good health!