It's coming out!

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Apaugh
Apaugh Member Posts: 850 Member

So on July 19th they are taking my kidney.  Not going to lie, it bothers me.  But I know I can do this.  I went through two years of breast cancer and still taking those awful pills for prevention, I can do this.  But it bothers me really a lot.  

My kidney removal is due to UTUC of the kidney, which is in the bladder cancer group.  But still it is taking out the kidney which you all are familuar with.   AND  no one is on the bladder site.  You know why?  My research has shown me that many die.  There is not much research or treatment available for UTUC of the kidney.  

I am determind to be one of them that lives.   

Prayers requested.

Hugs,

Annie

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  • Bay Area Guy
    Bay Area Guy Member Posts: 619 Member
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    I like your attitude Annie. 

    I like your attitude Annie.  I wish you the very best outcome and you have my hopes and prayers.

  • MarkDavid18
    MarkDavid18 Member Posts: 61
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    Prayers and best wishes

    I pray for a smooth surgery and quick recovery. I pray for strength and healing. Faith and determination go a long way. 

  • AliceB1950
    AliceB1950 Member Posts: 241 Member
    edited June 2019 #4
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    You're a tough cookie and can do this.  I did all mine back to back: breast cancer lumpectomy in July, re-excision in August, full nephrectomy in September, then started breast radiation in late October.  Somebody enrolled me in the Crap of the Month Club!  Just think of the previous cancer that you had as a rehearsal for this one and you can do it.  Best advice I read: You don't have to be brave, you just have to show up.

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
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    Keeping fingers crossed for

    Keeping fingers crossed for an uneventful surgery and recovery. All the very best to you, Annie.

  • Apaugh
    Apaugh Member Posts: 850 Member
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    You're a tough cookie and can do this.  I did all mine back to back: breast cancer lumpectomy in July, re-excision in August, full nephrectomy in September, then started breast radiation in late October.  Somebody enrolled me in the Crap of the Month Club!  Just think of the previous cancer that you had as a rehearsal for this one and you can do it.  Best advice I read: You don't have to be brave, you just have to show up.

    You are a true warrior

    Alice wow, I am amazed by your strength and endurance will be on my mind that day.  I feel very inspired by what you went through in a short period of time.  

    Thank you for sharing that.

    Hugs,

    Annie

  • cubsfan9
    cubsfan9 Member Posts: 69 Member
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    Good Morning Apaugh!

    Good Morning Apaugh!

    Have you visited Smartpatients.com?  There are several members/discussions there about UTUC.  Best wishes, Annie.

  • AliceB1950
    AliceB1950 Member Posts: 241 Member
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    Apaugh said:

    You are a true warrior

    Alice wow, I am amazed by your strength and endurance will be on my mind that day.  I feel very inspired by what you went through in a short period of time.  

    Thank you for sharing that.

    Hugs,

    Annie

    None of it was really

    None of it was really horrible.  I hurt like hell for a few days after the kidney was dug out, but once I was up and moving, it improved.  Getting up that first time was rough, though.  Pain pills are our friends in that stage.

  • jazzgirl
    jazzgirl Member Posts: 240 Member
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    Hello Annie Apaugh

    And as requested, prayers coming your way for the surgery and also for this time of waiting. Take care -

  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 541 Member
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    Prayers

    Are coming your way.

    Wishing you a quick and uneventful recovery.

  • AnnissaP
    AnnissaP Member Posts: 632 Member
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Be kind and gentle to yourself xo

  • Apaugh
    Apaugh Member Posts: 850 Member
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    cubsfan9 said:

    Good Morning Apaugh!

    Good Morning Apaugh!

    Have you visited Smartpatients.com?  There are several members/discussions there about UTUC.  Best wishes, Annie.

    Thank you

    yes, I love those Smarties.  At first they scared me but I kept going back and have learned so much.  

  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,361 Member
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    Surgery

    May your surgery be boring and unevenrful.

     

     

     

     

    icemantoo

  • eug91
    eug91 Member Posts: 471 Member
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    sending you positive prayers and thoughts-

    You've got this, Annie! We're with you!