Hello everyone

marosa Member Posts: 333
edited October 2019 in Kidney Cancer #1

Hi everyone, wishing you all the best and hoping you are doing well.  Im sorry I don't visit or post as I once used to but ever snce my husband was diagnosed last March, we have been in a rollercoaster and just trying to live as normal a life as possible and everything related to "C" has taken so much space for us that at the moment it does not make much sense to me to spend more time on it and I know it might sound selfish but that is were we are today.  I think often of all of you, even the ones I hardly know, even the ones I don't know and are new... because I was there too and this was my miracle place!  

I promised to come tell you about my husband.  So he started Votrient 3 months ago. He had at diagnosis a 7cm tumor on right kidney  with rabhoid features and multiple mets in lungs and also in surrenal gland.  He has tolerated treatment fairly well,  with a series of severe secondary effects but not to the point of stopping treatment.  He has been living a pretty normal life considering but gets tired easily and hight blood pressure has been hard to manage but the good news is that on the 3month scan, the mets have almost all disappeared and the tumor mass has shrunk and now the doctors are contemplating a surgery that was not recommended at the time of diagnosis.  Next month is his 2nd scan and if treatment continues to be working well, surgery will be done after Xmas.  Meanwhile we are enjoying our friends, family and grandchildred and just enjoying life in general.

I send you all well wishes and caring thoughts. Be well!


  • eug91
    eug91 Member Posts: 382 Member

    That's wonderful news, marosa. Praying his healing continues, and that you and he continue to enjoy your lives together. 

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    That's such great news that

    That's such great news that the treatment is working and the mets have disappeared. Keeping you and husband in my thoughts that the surgery will take care of the rest. Hugs xo

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,024 Member
    Thanks for letting us know

    Yes, life does get in the way sometimes.  Glad things are looking up for you two.  Keep us in the loop-we care.

    Hugs, donna_lee


  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 531 Member
    Wonderful news

    Sending good thoughts you way.

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Welcome back

    And good to seee you are both coping and doing well.

    Stay Positive and stay in touch,

    Best Wishes, Fred

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 1,004 Member
    Yes! Yes! Yes! 

    Yes! Yes! Yes! 

    Wish he will get a surgery and continue to have a great response. 

    Thank you for letting us know. You are so strong!

  • Mighty Frog
    Mighty Frog Member Posts: 152 Member
    edited October 2019 #8
    Great news!

    Keep us posted & Keep it up! 

  • Deanie0916
    Deanie0916 Member Posts: 523 Member
    Good news!

    Hope and pray the healing continues.