I found this group when my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer; at first, he was told "maximum one year, lucky if you make it to Christmas".
a summer day turned upside down. I read about the Mayo Clinic and other cutting edge treatments from all of you.
i learned that stage 4 was not a death sentence and then an oncologist told us that the initial MRI was incomplete and that the first guy could not have enough info from such little information.
so much variety in renal cancer on this board, such hope and grit and a refusal to quit. TW lost his battle but in his last days found the strength and concern for others to distinguish his situation so our hope could live on even if he didn't.
i learned from Fox that life was worth fighting for as he shared his experiences with Il2; what a fighter and for now, he's doing well.
you all gave me info so I could ask intelligent questions of our team and provide my husband with real-time survivors with spastically worse prognosis.
it is late and I am rambling; he's doing well "for now" and he will be here at Christmas. We will enjoy our celebration on the 26th since our sons have their own lives but will be here, along with our granddaughter on the 26th. What's in a date?
then hubby and I will take off for 10 days in Hawaii on the 6th for beach, warmth and enjoying what we have rather than whine over the cancer.
so, thank you all for being here and for the year to come.
I am grateful to have found this group. Enjoy the holidays.
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