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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Prayers needed

I've been a member for a while and have done some posting, but am not really known on here. I have been aware for quite some time of the close-knit friendships that are on this site, and I am impressed whole heartedly. As more of a shy member, I definitely read a whole lot more than post, and I will tell you that I visit the site everyday and look forward to it in the evening after I am done with work, cooking, looking after our kids, etc. What better place to go to for what I am requesting...

My husband was all scheduled to have a hernia repaired tomorrow, and at the appt with the surgeon, he spoke up and told him about some pain he was having in his lower right abdomen, convinced he was having an appendix flare up. To play it safe, the surgeon ordered a CT Scan to rule out anything else going on. There was an incidental finding of a left kidney mass that we had absolutely no idea was there (all the other organs were fine, including no appendicitis). This led to an MRI, which led to another thin-enhanced CT Scan, which diagnosed him with a 5 x 5 cm mass on his left kidney. We saw a urologist, who told us that he is 85-90% certain it is a renal carcinoma, based on size alone. On Dec. 3 my husband will be having his left kidney removed. We were blessed to know that there appears to be no cancer anywhere else in his abdomen and lungs, and his kidney function is normal, despite the fact that the mass is large enough to be displacing some of the internal parts of the kidney. What we don't know is the unknown, obviously. The mass appears to be all contained, and I believe it is the urologists hope that once the kidney is removed, he will be "cured" so to speak. My husband is holding up pretty good. In the time leading up to getting a concrete surgery date, he was having a really hard time. I am a nurse, and my head was so engrossed in getting him diagnosed and knowing exactly what we were dealing with. Now that we have a date established, my husband seems way more relaxed and now I am having trouble coping...all the while life and work and taking care of kids and house goes on. I am just scared and worried...about him going through surgery, about the outcome and finding out exactly what we are dealing with, about the future. We have two kids, 14 and 12. We're both 37 yrs. old. It is just so surreal to know that we would have never known this was here...
We have my husbands family for support and we're all leaning on each other. Some of my friends and neighbors have my husband on their church prayer chains.
I am asking that if you can, please keep my husband and my family in your prayers. I would really appreciate it.

Thank you so much. God Bless!
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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 12:05 AM
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Prayers sent for the whole family!!

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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 12:44 AM
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About 6-8 yrs ago my aunt pressured her doc into a CT for some pain she had been having. They found a tumor on her kidney. They removed it and she is doing just fine - retired and loving life. My prayers are with you and you family.

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post #4 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 12:49 AM
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Prayers sent Honey- and try to remember-as trite as it day at a time, ONE day at a time. You'll get through this, trust me.
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post #5 of 47 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 12:55 AM
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prayers are sent, i had a left kidney blocked in 2005.they where able to save my kidney.your husband will be fine.the right kidney will do all the kidney did all the until 05.i have a great uro in chester county dr can hardly see my scares.hope the best.just had my back oppt on nov6 and i'm starting to come around.and i'm only 30 .pm if u have any questions about dr.
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prayers sent to your family

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Prayers sent. Hang in there!
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be strong,keep your heads up!win the battle!
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Prayers to all.

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Prayers sent from my family to yours! Stay strong!

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