Apr 21, 2014 - 10:31 am
This is my first post but I've a feeling it won't be my last one, as I think I may be about to be informed I have Kidney cancer.
A brief synopsis of what has happened. About 2 years ago, during a yearly medical checkup, I was called in to my doctors because I had blood in my urine. It was microsopic, so I couldn't see it, and I got an abdominal ultrasound and was sent to a urologist. He said everything was fine and a follow up urine sample was clear for blood. I wasn't told at the time but I had 4 cysts on my left kidney and one on my right, but they were classed as simple.
The following year my urine was clear, but at the end of last year (2 years after the initial urine test) I had miscroscopic blood in my urine again. I had another abdominal ultrasound and this time it came back saying I had complex cysts. When they called to tell me they told me over the phone and said I'd have to get a follow up ultrasound in 6 months time. I read the radioligists report and he said the cysts were showing signs of being coplex and had internal echoes, and recommended follow up, but it was probably nothing to worry about. The cysts were larger than the previous ultrasound, 2 years prior, with the largest being 4cm.
I had the follow up ultrasound a couple of weeks ago, and the technician stopped halfway through and left the room. I heard her talking to a colleague about a mass, and they both came back in to look, where she tried to reassure me "it wasn't me it was the machine they were looking at". I was called last week, by my doctor's office, to make an appointment as he needed to see me. I asked if was anything serious and the receptionist said she'd look at the file, then she told me she didn't understand it and I better come see my doctor. Because of Easter I haven't been able to get an appointment till Thursday this week, but I'm terrified and preparing for the worst.
Doing internet searches and looking into symptoms I'm feeling like I have a few. I don't know if it's anxiety or real but I'm getting some pains in my sides, both left and right, ranging fro the top of my hip to my ribcage. I'm also feeling tired and fatigued, but that could be cause I've an 8 month old and a 2 1/2 year old. I'm just in knots right now thinking about this and feel I can't really talk to my wife about it much, as she just says it's probably nothing. Any advice and feebback would be greatly appriciated.