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Anxious for Pathology Report tomorrow

stevez
stevez Member Posts: 51

Had my surgery on 12/21 removing entire left kidney.  Doc said the surgery went well and I guess felf like he got it all.  No reason yet to expect more elsewhere after surgery and previous CAT scans.  Yet I'm anxious to get the pathology report and I guess learn the grade.  He said I'm clearly stage 1 and for that of course I'm thankful.  Just read too many stories of this disease being sneaky and coming back so wanting to learn how aggressive it is based on my report.  Just a bit nervous today.  Surgery sites are all healing albeit slowly and I get tired very easily.  Havent left the house since home from the hospital and been resting, which has been good.  Wishing everyone here a Happy New Year and you all are always in my thoughts and prayers.  Thanks. Steve

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  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 **
    Praying Steve

    Hope it is the best it can be

    its the least you expect after losing the whole kidney 

    Good to hear you are resting.. You will need it before tomorrow and the next stage to move forward 

    Good Luck and keep us posted

    Annie

  • Angiebby75
    Angiebby75 Member Posts: 208
    I too lost my whole kidney,

    I too lost my whole kidney, hope you have the best possible result. 

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    I wish you all the best!

    I wish you all the best! After your appt you can finally move forward!

  • stevez
    stevez Member Posts: 51
    Pathology

    I just finished my visit with the doctor and he confirmed that I was Stage 1, Grade 3 with clear margins.  He was very pleased and suggested followup blood work in a month with a CAT Scan in 3 months.  I asked if that was all over including lungs and he said no, not this time.  I told him I wanted it to include my lungs and he was fine with that.  He is referring me to an Oncologist but said I should be good with just monitoring it for now.  I am relieved for sure but this is a life changer for sure on going. Still, I feel blessed.  Thank you for all the support here. 

  • Srashedb
    Srashedb Member Posts: 482
    stevez said:

    Pathology

    I just finished my visit with the doctor and he confirmed that I was Stage 1, Grade 3 with clear margins.  He was very pleased and suggested followup blood work in a month with a CAT Scan in 3 months.  I asked if that was all over including lungs and he said no, not this time.  I told him I wanted it to include my lungs and he was fine with that.  He is referring me to an Oncologist but said I should be good with just monitoring it for now.  I am relieved for sure but this is a life changer for sure on going. Still, I feel blessed.  Thank you for all the support here. 

    Scans and such

    just my two cents; it’s great that you are considered stage 1 but grade 3 red flags for more frequent scans and an RC oncologist. 

     

    Sarah

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 **
    edited January 2018 #7
    Well a good start

    celebrate The good news

    Annie

    has the stress level reduced  any

  • stevez
    stevez Member Posts: 51
    edited January 2018 #8
    Srashedb said:

    Scans and such

    just my two cents; it’s great that you are considered stage 1 but grade 3 red flags for more frequent scans and an RC oncologist. 

     

    Sarah

    Agree

    I agree I am concerned about the the grade 3 part; although he stated that would be more of a concern if I had only had a partial kidney removal.  Since the entire kidney was removed he suggests it's not as relevant.  But, I am going to see a RCC Oncologist and intend on frequent monitorings.  Thanks. 

  • stevez
    stevez Member Posts: 51

    Well a good start

    celebrate The good news

    Annie

    has the stress level reduced  any

    Thanks

    Yes, the stress levels have been reduced for now at least.  Thanks. 

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632
    Good for you! Now on to

    Good for you! Now on to healing and moving forward!

  • sundaydriveguy
    sundaydriveguy Member Posts: 13
    stevez said:

    Pathology

    I just finished my visit with the doctor and he confirmed that I was Stage 1, Grade 3 with clear margins.  He was very pleased and suggested followup blood work in a month with a CAT Scan in 3 months.  I asked if that was all over including lungs and he said no, not this time.  I told him I wanted it to include my lungs and he was fine with that.  He is referring me to an Oncologist but said I should be good with just monitoring it for now.  I am relieved for sure but this is a life changer for sure on going. Still, I feel blessed.  Thank you for all the support here. 

    I to received my pathology results today. I had my surgery on the 13th. I'm glad you caught yours while still stage 1. Sounds like real positive news.

  • stevez
    stevez Member Posts: 51

    I to received my pathology results today. I had my surgery on the 13th. I'm glad you caught yours while still stage 1. Sounds like real positive news.

    Thanks; hope your results

    Thanks; hope your results were positive as well.  New normal for us!   

  • stevez
    stevez Member Posts: 51
    Thank you all.
     

    Thank you all.

     

  • Wehavenotimeatall
    Wehavenotimeatall Member Posts: 488 **

    I to received my pathology results today. I had my surgery on the 13th. I'm glad you caught yours while still stage 1. Sounds like real positive news.

    Sunday

    are you ok

    what did they say

    Annie

  • sundaydriveguy
    sundaydriveguy Member Posts: 13

    Sunday

    are you ok

    what did they say

    Annie

    I‘m going to start a new

    I‘m going to start a new topic with my results so I don’t hijack this one.