Jan 18, 2014 - 1:21 pm
Hello to all spiritually & virtually connected by Kidney cancer!!
Got my path results last week at my f/u appt with Urologist.
Yes it was RCC but it appears to be all gone now with my kidney being removed!
Honestly, I never had any concerns, even with the dreaded "C" word..as I have so many other
chronic disorders to deal with on a daily basis, so to me this was just another major
interruption that would $cost$ me more financially than I could afford.
My tumor was inbetween the Artery and Vein so I was curious to know if it abutted or connected in any way with that blood supply. By testing the "fat" surrounding the Kidney, it seems it has not spread. In fact after a 6 month scan, he thinks I will only need another next year and be done (unless something arises).
Also, since I was having mid-back pain most of last year, sometimes forcing me to lay down, no one could tell me if it was related to the Kidney tumor. In fact the Urologist said it was not. The MS neurologist said it was. My primary said to wait and see if it is there afterwards and we'll know. Its there, but not as back right now.
I do have MS so I needed to know if I had MS lesions now on the spine or METS on the spine. I am not so concerned, but want relief and do not want to pay for an MRI when I am not dong paying for the tests and surgery yet. I'll see my MS neuro next month and discuss this with her.
BUT my blessing(s) is that much of my big family, including my grown children, are trying harder to check on me as I live alone. They have been become more caring and attentive (for now LOL). Seems the C word has affected THEM more than me.
AND even more importantly, my next oldest brother has been mad/upset with me for over 4 years over something I did with family's full knowledge and approval, but he did not understand. ( I had to kick my baby brother (52yo) out of my home for drinking and not trying to work). So this older brother would literally walk away from me if I even said hello. I chalked it up to this is HIS issue. Finally one or two of my siblings must've spoke to him about this treatment toward me. He not only CALLED me after my surgery, he talked caringly, AND...(blow the trumpets) he HUGGED me last night at a family dinner!!
Now my family rallying around me is my extra blessing! And might I add, plus the skilled surgeons who learned Robatic surgery techniques have impressed me greatly since this is my 2nd abdominal robatic surgery. The recovery is so much easier.
Lastly, thanks to you ALL who spend the time coming here and supporting us newbies. My hope is that good things and blessings touch your lives as well. Hopefully it is okay to hang around her a little longer, is it?