Some Scary News, But Not Afraid!

danbren2
danbren2 Member Posts: 311

Hi Everyone,

     Sorry I have been out of the loop for a few days, but we just found out on Wednesday that my RCC has spread to the brain.  I have about a 1.5 centimeter tumor on my left side that was causing numbness in my right leg and arm, thought I was having a slow motion stroke, but turns out cat scan showed tumor instead, who would of thought, with just getting a good cat scan on Oct 18!! I was released from Georgetown University Hosiptal yesterday, with instructions to call Monday to set up brain surgery!  I have been put on steroids to help reduce the swelling in the brain to releive numbness in leg and arm, and I must say it is working pretty well, have more and more feeling coming back everyday.  I will be in hospital about 5 days after surgery and then will follow up with about 3 cyberknife radiation treatments.  And, from now on, I will also be getting MRI of the brain along with CT scan to make sure no more mets are trying to make a home in me.

     I have the greatest husband in the world, and the best family support and most important all of you.  We are looking forward to getting this behind us and enjoying the holidays!  Please put in a word of prayer for us, and remember, I am good, I am still able to have surgery to remove mets and have not even had to start on daily treatments, so I have a lot more of living to do before I even began to worry about what happens tomorrow! These thoughts have been made possible to me by all of the adivice that I have received from everyone on this network, I am so glad to have found all of you, just not happy about the way we have been brought together!

     Love you all, and I will let you know when surgery is scheduled as soon as I know!

                                               Love and prayers of good health!

                                                Brenda

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  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    Wow

    Hi Brenda,

    I am so sorry that this has developed into this....especially with a great CT scan on October 18th. Goes to show you that we have to keep very aware of what our bodies are telling us.

    I am so happy that you have a wonderful husband and family to support you. Even though these times are difficult, it can be a beautiful experience, just feeling the love around you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you that you will sail through this.

    Keep us posted!

    XO

    Jojo

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    Jojo61 said:

    Wow

    Hi Brenda,

    I am so sorry that this has developed into this....especially with a great CT scan on October 18th. Goes to show you that we have to keep very aware of what our bodies are telling us.

    I am so happy that you have a wonderful husband and family to support you. Even though these times are difficult, it can be a beautiful experience, just feeling the love around you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you that you will sail through this.

    Keep us posted!

    XO

    Jojo

    What a shock

    Brenda, your attitude seems awesome! Way to keep the positive spirit. You'll do what you have to do. Stay tough. You have a good support system. Another challenge from this crappy disease. We're all pulling for you.

  • rae_rae
    rae_rae Member Posts: 300 Member
    foxhd said:

    What a shock

    Brenda, your attitude seems awesome! Way to keep the positive spirit. You'll do what you have to do. Stay tough. You have a good support system. Another challenge from this crappy disease. We're all pulling for you.

    stay positive.

    You have my prayers and you are going to sail through this!

     

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

    stay positive.

    You have my prayers and you are going to sail through this!

     

    Hi Brenda... sending prayers

    Hi Brenda... sending prayers your way...   keep up the good attitude and fight..!

    Ron

  • TillieSOK
    TillieSOK Member Posts: 252
    Brenda, all of my thoughts

    Brenda, all of my thoughts and prayers are heading your way.  Keep your extraordinary attitude!  You will do great.  Prayers DO work.

    hugs, sweetie.

     

    tillie

  • izzycohen
    izzycohen Member Posts: 80
    Keep that spirit!!

    Brenda,

    That is a shock.  You have two of the necessary ingredients to prevail: an excellent spirit and strong support system.  A mischberach (prayer) will be said for you this week.

     

    Izzy

  • cran1
    cran1 Member Posts: 139
    Thinking of you B. Stay

    Thinking of you B. Stay strong.

  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896 Member
    Brenda, I haven’t been

     

    Brenda,

     

    I haven’t been around here much lately, but John mentioned your latest report to me this morning, and I knew I had to get in here and let you know you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers as you attack this latest foe. But you’ve got this.  You have a great attitude, a wonderful and caring husband, a top knotch medical team, and a ton of friends and an ace support system who will be with you throughout, some physically and some virtually.  But either way, we’re here for you and engulfing you with positive thoughts and energy. You've got a great toolbox and John and I both are confident you'll make it work for you.

     

  • alice124
    alice124 Member Posts: 896 Member
    duplicate

    duplicate

     

  • srbelle1
    srbelle1 Member Posts: 123
    alice124 said:

    Brenda, I haven’t been

     

    Brenda,

     

    I haven’t been around here much lately, but John mentioned your latest report to me this morning, and I knew I had to get in here and let you know you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers as you attack this latest foe. But you’ve got this.  You have a great attitude, a wonderful and caring husband, a top knotch medical team, and a ton of friends and an ace support system who will be with you throughout, some physically and some virtually.  But either way, we’re here for you and engulfing you with positive thoughts and energy. You've got a great toolbox and John and I both are confident you'll make it work for you.

     

    DITTO

    what an amazing and positive post in the face of frightening developments!

    sarah

  • twinthings
    twinthings Member Posts: 409
    Such an inspiration

    Brenda, I'm blown away by your strength and positive attitude.  I'd like to think I could be as strong given the same circumstances, but honestly, I'm not sure I could be.  You truly are such an inspiration!  I am lifting you in prayer and sending good thoughts your way.  You WILL beat this!!

    hugs to you,

    Sindy

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    Brenda, you amaze me and

    Brenda, you amaze me and inspire me!!  You have an amazing attitude and your positiveness will help you on this journey....sending lots of prayers your way to you and to all around you...god bless you lovely lady.

    eims x

  • danbren2
    danbren2 Member Posts: 311
    Eims said:

    Brenda, you amaze me and

    Brenda, you amaze me and inspire me!!  You have an amazing attitude and your positiveness will help you on this journey....sending lots of prayers your way to you and to all around you...god bless you lovely lady.

    eims x

    Surgery Tomorrow at 2:10

    Thank you for all the well wishes and all of your strength and prayers! I will try and have my husband post tomorrow after the surgery to let everyone know how it went.  I just want you all to know I have the utmost respest and love for every one of us fighting this hideious disease.  We have a lot more fighting to do, and I will speak to you all very soon!

                                                               Love and prayers of good health!

                                                                Brenda

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    danbren2 said:

    Surgery Tomorrow at 2:10

    Thank you for all the well wishes and all of your strength and prayers! I will try and have my husband post tomorrow after the surgery to let everyone know how it went.  I just want you all to know I have the utmost respest and love for every one of us fighting this hideious disease.  We have a lot more fighting to do, and I will speak to you all very soon!

                                                               Love and prayers of good health!

                                                                Brenda

    Surgery!

    Hi Brenda, 

    I have just read your post, sorry to hear you have to go through more surgery! You are one tough lady, you have a great positive attitude. We all need to give you a group (((hug))). You know we will be supporting you with the strength of our prayers tomorrow! Keep strong! All the best!

     

    Djinnie xx

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member
    danbren2 said:

    Surgery Tomorrow at 2:10

    Thank you for all the well wishes and all of your strength and prayers! I will try and have my husband post tomorrow after the surgery to let everyone know how it went.  I just want you all to know I have the utmost respest and love for every one of us fighting this hideious disease.  We have a lot more fighting to do, and I will speak to you all very soon!

                                                               Love and prayers of good health!

                                                                Brenda

    Surgery

    We all will be thinking of you. I hope all goes very well for you! And we will be waiting for your husband's update.

    God bless.

     

    Jojo

  • a.oakley
    a.oakley Member Posts: 32
    danbren2 said:

    Surgery Tomorrow at 2:10

    Thank you for all the well wishes and all of your strength and prayers! I will try and have my husband post tomorrow after the surgery to let everyone know how it went.  I just want you all to know I have the utmost respest and love for every one of us fighting this hideious disease.  We have a lot more fighting to do, and I will speak to you all very soon!

                                                               Love and prayers of good health!

                                                                Brenda

    brenda

    Brenda,  You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.  I am truly impressed by your strength and attitude.

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    a.oakley said:

    brenda

    Brenda,  You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.  I am truly impressed by your strength and attitude.

    Good luck

    Brenda! You're a tough chick. You've made that clear. We look forward to your return to posting.

  • angec
    angec Member Posts: 924 Member
    Brenda, love and hugs coming

    Brenda, love and hugs coming your way!  That met will be taken care of soon and you will be back on track.  I love the strength you display, it is VERY encouraging!  Keep moving straight ahead and keep up the positive attitude!  Will be praying for you and your family! 

  • HarleyMom117
    HarleyMom117 Member Posts: 27 Member
    Thinking about you....

    ...tonight, Brenda.  Hoping surgery was quick & easy, and that you're starting the healing process.   You will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers -- will be anxiously waiting for an update from your Hubby!!

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Lightening in a bottle

    Brenda, I guesS by now you've had the surgery......or are darn close to it. I sense light all around you. The good news is they found the met early and took care of it quickly. Here's hoping your recovery will be just as quick! I think attitude is hugely important and you've got that covered. After your hospital stay you'll be on cruise control, the radiation a blip on the radar.High five, sister! My thoughts and prayers are with you.