5 years ago today---wow, what a day!
Hello everybody! I've been on a little break for the past couple of months. I'm sure the events of this past year contributed to the need for a break. I just wanted to share that on this day in 2016, I was told by my nephrologist they found a lesion on the lower pole of my right kidney in scans he had ordered for my…
Is a radical nephrectomy worth it in stage 4?
My husband, now 44, was diagnosed with stage 4 RCC in May 2020. First symptom was pain in his leg due to a fast growing bone met. He had an 11cm tumor removed from his leg with titanium rod to replace his femur and total knee replacement. His primary kidney tumor was also around 11cm. He had several small tumors in his…
Open partial nephrectomy and working from home. Realistic time off?
For background, I posted this a few months ago: https://csn.cancer.org/node/323359 I had asked about time off after a full lap. However, my current doctor is now recommending an open partial, so he'll have better access to the part of the kidney that needs to be removed and closed up. I'm nervous to tell my new job (I did…
Another 5 year scanner
Hi Everyone, I never finished my last post when I was waiting to get my scans. This year was ultrasound and chest xray - all clear all clear. The doc gave me choice of continuing 12-month or 16-month checkup and scans at this point (we alternate CT and Ultrasound). I'm opting to keep the 12-month checkin as long as he (my…
New and anxious *UPDATE*
Hi...I'm 48 and a few days ago I had some pain all along my right side and ended up in the ER. After a CT and some other stuff the dr said I had a UTI and a soft tissue mass on my kidney. She didn't really go in depth for the radiology report and I had to wait two days to see my GP and have him read them and talk to me…
Had my scans today
I was Ned I'm so thankful
RE: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
My name is Paul and so happy to run into this blog. I had the Robotic partial nephrectomy of my right kidney yesterday and I got discharged today. I was so lucky for it was caught during a CT scan as I was complaining of change in my bowel habits. The CT scan results showed negative results with my Abdomen, but cyst found…
Nerve Pain and Numbness
I have been off of here for quite some time. more then two years out post surgery for removal of a 3.8 CM chromophobe RCC tumor from right kidney. Now I am experiencing nerve pain in both arms and down one leg radiating out of my lower back (sciatic Pain). The sciatic pain has now caused numbness in my right foot. I…