Jan 13, 2014 - 7:06 am
I had an MRI for back pain and a renal cyst was discovered. I had a sonogram and was referred to a urologist who told me this Thursday he was pretty sure it was cancer. It was described as a Bosniak III 3cm cyst on my lefy kidney. He referred me to a surgeon and I'm waiting to get insurance approval for an CT scan with contrast. My Father had RCC last year and had a robotic nephrectomy performed but also had the lower portion of his lung removed about a year later. I took some steroids for the back pain and a lot of it is gone but I believe what pain remains is from the kidney. it's a constant reminder of what im going through. I'm 48 with a 9 year old son and a husband who has no ability to handle any stressful situation. I'm totally freaked out. I have a pretty intense sales job which I really need to keep. I've tried to act brave. I can't even tell my mom because I'm afraid she will lose it. I'm waiting to get the results from the CT scan to find out more information. I feel really helpless and only have the support of my Dad. What do I tell my little boy whom is so sensitive.