just diagnosed

bcbigb
bcbigb Member Posts: 31

just got the news on sept.6,right kidney cancer 12cm by 8cm ,going in tomorrow(friday sept.20) to have everything removed including some lymph nodes.scared but keeping positive,docs have been great ,everything is going so quickly.luckily i live in a city with a great cancer hospital..4to 6 hour operation tomorrow.results to follow . doc says lucky i came in for a yearly physical ,was discovered by accident .six months later may have been to late.

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  • rainsandpours
    rainsandpours Member Posts: 136
    Hugs and best wishes to

    Hugs and best wishes to you.

     

    That's a mighty big tumor.  Did you have any symptoms?

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31

    Hugs and best wishes to

    Hugs and best wishes to you.

     

    That's a mighty big tumor.  Did you have any symptoms?

    just diagnosed

    no symptoms discovered by accident ,went for yearly physical,turned 51 thought problems with prostate ,peeing every 1 to 2 hours.lucky i went in ir it ciuld have been to late a year from now the doc said

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
    bcbigb said:

    just diagnosed

    no symptoms discovered by accident ,went for yearly physical,turned 51 thought problems with prostate ,peeing every 1 to 2 hours.lucky i went in ir it ciuld have been to late a year from now the doc said

    Surgery

    bcbigb,

     

    Good luck on the surgery. It definately beats the alternative. Many members are doing well even with a little extra baggage to start.

    Icemantoo

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    nervous,but hopeful

    wont know much untill all biopsies r done ,big tumer buut hopefully nothing in anywhere else

    thanks for the thoughts and prayers 

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    bcbigb said:

    nervous,but hopeful

    wont know much untill all biopsies r done ,big tumer buut hopefully nothing in anywhere else

    thanks for the thoughts and prayers 

    sending positive thoughts and

    sending positive thoughts and good wishes your way x

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Just Diagnosed

    Hi bcbigb, 

    I want to wish you well with your op tomorrow, I know it's a very scary situation to be in but it will soon be over, stay strong! As soon as you feel up to it let us know how you got on. We will be thinking of you, all the best:)

    Djinnie x

  • MDCinSC
    MDCinSC Member Posts: 574
    bcbigb said:

    nervous,but hopeful

    wont know much untill all biopsies r done ,big tumer buut hopefully nothing in anywhere else

    thanks for the thoughts and prayers 

    Nervous and Hopeful!

    Yep, that kind of describes it in a nutshell.

    Lay back, relax and sleep through it. The surgeons have the hard part for now. 

    You have your work cut out onrecovery.  Take your time, do not rush things! Stay hydrated and sleep, often.  The dread is the worst part.  The rest is no picnic, but I suspect you are up to it!

    Check in when you can!  I'll be thinking of, and praying for, you Fromn bedtime tonight until we hear back!

    Be calm.  You've got this!

    Michael

  • DonMiller
    DonMiller Member Posts: 109
    Djinnie said:

    Just Diagnosed

    Hi bcbigb, 

    I want to wish you well with your op tomorrow, I know it's a very scary situation to be in but it will soon be over, stay strong! As soon as you feel up to it let us know how you got on. We will be thinking of you, all the best:)

    Djinnie x

    Piece of Cake

    Good toughts your way.  My tumor was the same size and removed on October 5th of last year.  The surgery is not as bad as it sounds although make sure you got the TV ready with Cable and netflix for two weeks!!!!

     

    Don

  • angec
    angec Member Posts: 924 Member
    I was just thinking back to

    I was just thinking back to my mom's surgery in March of 2012.  She was 8o years old and had to be intubated for three days in the ICU.  Came home the day after they took the tube out and less than a week later she was up in the kitchen cooking!  I have to remember what a trooper she was and how she pushed herself to get up to cook.  Now looking back on it, I see how amazing she is!  So, I guess what I want to say is.. don't rush to get up and cook but know that you will be able to  handle this and move on! I guess the surgery is done by now and you  are in recovery!  I hope all went well! Waiting to hear how you are when you are up to it. In the meantime, prayers are going out for you! 

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    Thanks everyone for all your

    Thanks everyone for all your support,ill let u all know in 2 weeks how things r going

    thanks Brian

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    bcbigb said:

    Thanks everyone for all your

    Thanks everyone for all your support,ill let u all know in 2 weeks how things r going

    thanks Brian

    Moving quickly

    The good news is that you haven't had to wait a month or two for surgery. Waiting is harder than recovering from the procedure. Good luck tomorrow. Life is more precious now. Treat it that way. You'll do fine. We understand your thoughts.

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    back home finally

    well it was a long 7 days in the hospital,right kidney ,tumor,lymph nodes gone but had some stebacks.left kidney stopped functioning was put in I.C.U for 4 days .Almost died due to the shut down ,almost needed dialysis and a kidney transfer.But finally home after the long week in the hospital.Now just waiting for test results but everything went well said the doc.Just want to thank all of you for your prayers anf words of encouragment

    Thank You Brian C.

  • NewDay
    NewDay Member Posts: 272
    bcbigb said:

    back home finally

    well it was a long 7 days in the hospital,right kidney ,tumor,lymph nodes gone but had some stebacks.left kidney stopped functioning was put in I.C.U for 4 days .Almost died due to the shut down ,almost needed dialysis and a kidney transfer.But finally home after the long week in the hospital.Now just waiting for test results but everything went well said the doc.Just want to thank all of you for your prayers anf words of encouragment

    Thank You Brian C.

    Welcome back

    Brian,

    I'm sorry to hear you had such a rough go of it.  That was probably about as scary as the cancer.  I'm glad you are past that and at home resting.  So everything with your left kidney is ok now?  It was probably just in shock from losing it's buddy.  We will be hoping for the best on your path report.  Keep us updated when you are up to it.

    Kathy

  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896 Member
    bcbigb said:

    back home finally

    well it was a long 7 days in the hospital,right kidney ,tumor,lymph nodes gone but had some stebacks.left kidney stopped functioning was put in I.C.U for 4 days .Almost died due to the shut down ,almost needed dialysis and a kidney transfer.But finally home after the long week in the hospital.Now just waiting for test results but everything went well said the doc.Just want to thank all of you for your prayers anf words of encouragment

    Thank You Brian C.

    Wow, you have had a tough

    Wow, you have had a tough journey, but now you're hopefully on safe ground and your recuperation will accelerate. Drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, and be kind to yourself. You deserve it.

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    home and recooperting

    went and got 62 staples out today ,back to bed to rest .can probably sleep on my side tonight get a little more rest.if it was warmer here i would go out for some walks but it is only 4 celcius today.Just great to be home and with family.

    Thanks for all yoour support

    Brian

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    bcbigb said:

    home and recooperting

    went and got 62 staples out today ,back to bed to rest .can probably sleep on my side tonight get a little more rest.if it was warmer here i would go out for some walks but it is only 4 celcius today.Just great to be home and with family.

    Thanks for all yoour support

    Brian

    Brian, I bet you are glad to

    Brian, I bet you are glad to be home..  Rest up...heal up..

    Ron

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    GSRon said:

    Brian, I bet you are glad to

    Brian, I bet you are glad to be home..  Rest up...heal up..

    Ron

    just waiting for the 21 oct.

    just resting ,taking dog for a walk everyday.feeling better everyday ,just waiting for the results and seeing the doc on the 21.thanks again for all your prayers and thoghtseveryone keep positive and looking forward to being another on the list of kidney cancer survivors

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    bcbigb said:

    just waiting for the 21 oct.

    just resting ,taking dog for a walk everyday.feeling better everyday ,just waiting for the results and seeing the doc on the 21.thanks again for all your prayers and thoghtseveryone keep positive and looking forward to being another on the list of kidney cancer survivors

    path.results back

    hello everyone,its been a little while.got path. results back and the doc. said it was better then expected due to the size of the tumor.came back renal cell carcinoma grade 2(doc was expecting grade 3 or worse as there was invasion of renal sinus and renal vein branch.margins came back negative.13 lymph nodes negative.stage pT3a N0 Mx.prognoses is 50-50 for reacurance .good news to celebrate,getting better everyday ,taking my time healing.

    thank you everyone for your prayers and thoughts.

    brian

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    bcbigb said:

    path.results back

    hello everyone,its been a little while.got path. results back and the doc. said it was better then expected due to the size of the tumor.came back renal cell carcinoma grade 2(doc was expecting grade 3 or worse as there was invasion of renal sinus and renal vein branch.margins came back negative.13 lymph nodes negative.stage pT3a N0 Mx.prognoses is 50-50 for reacurance .good news to celebrate,getting better everyday ,taking my time healing.

    thank you everyone for your prayers and thoughts.

    brian

    I am glad to hear you are recovering well, and the results are good, considering what you were expecting from the size of the tumour. My tumour was just over 4 cm but was a grade 3, so the size does not always indicate a higher grading. Are your next set of scans scheduled for 6 months?

     

    Djinnie

  • bcbigb
    bcbigb Member Posts: 31
    follow up

    next cat scan at end of dec.or early jan., 3 months after surgery.so anytime after dec.20.once results are back in jan. I will be heading back to work if everything looks good.mentally and physically should be ready by then.

    thanks for all the support

    brian c