A website to provide support for people who have or have had any type of cancer, for their caregivers and for their family members.
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: just informed

  1. #1
    Newbie New User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    4

    just informed

    HELLOO
    Doc called a week ago and informed me that i have kidney cancer. What a blow that is. im a nervious wreck. My first appmt is with urology on june 24th. i hate waiting. I just got out from ten days at Madison V.A. hospital. All i know is that its my right kidney, not much to go on. i hear that if caught early enough that survival rates are at 80%. Thats great unless your in the 20 bracket. A little background, im 66 yr old disabled. ive got pacemaker plus 6 stents, a neurostimulater for back pain, ,2 laminectomies-l4,l5,s1,,had stomach removed about 6 yrs ago {non cancer}, bled out twice from stomach surgeries, severe neuropathy, 5 hernias repaired, TIA ,Afib , Arachnoiditis, Achalasia and now this. Im a fighter but things are getting harder. i guess im happy just to be on top side of dirt. First thing i told doc was TAKE IT OUT..I think thats pretty much a normal response. Since jan ive lost 4o lbs and doc wants to implant a feeding tube.. im sorry for rambling on,just nerves. update,6-19-2019, GI Doc called today,,NOW THEY ARE CONSIDERNG THE POEM procedure on my esophagus..They are worried that i wont be able to fight the cancer if my nutrition levels will be to low,,part of Achalasia.
    Last edited by robc2; 06-20-2019 at 04:28 AM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2
    Newbie New User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by robc2 View Post
    HELLOO
    Doc called a week ago and informed me that i have kidney cancer. What a blow that is. im a nervious wreck. My first appmt is with urology on june 24th. i hate waiting. I just got out from ten days at Madison V.A. hospital. All i know is that its my right kidney, not much to go on. i hear that if caught early enough that survival rates are at 80%. Thats great unless your in the 20 bracket. A little background, im 66 yr old disabled. ive got pacemaker plus 6 stents, a neurostimulater for back pain, ,2 laminectomies-l4,l5,s1,,had stomach removed about 6 yrs ago {non cancer}, bled out twice from stomach surgeries, severe neuropathy, 5 hernias repaired, TIA ,Afib , Arachnoiditis, Achalasia and now this. Im a fighter but things are getting harder. i guess im happy just to be on top side of dirt. First thing i told doc was TAKE IT OUT..I think thats pretty much a normal response. Since jan ive lost 4o lbs and doc wants to implant a feeding tube.. im sorry for rambling on,just nerves. update,6-19-2019, GI Doc called today,,NOW THEY ARE CONSIDERNG THE POEM procedure on my esophagus..They are worried that i wont be able to fight the cancer if my nutrition levels will be to low,,part of Achalasia.
    UPDATE JULY 17 2019...Doing poem july 31st,, Pray it works--been feeling sick again,,,hard to hold any kind of food,,even those protien drinks. Maybe the cancer or tummy-esophagus issues. Just had a stress test yesterday, that was pre-op for POEM. Ankle have been swollen and very painfull,,,i dont think its a cardiac thing,,,,maybe neuropathy or Arachnoiditis issue.

  3. #3
    Hi, You surely have been dealt some rough blows but it is apparent you are indeed a fighter! I hope your treatments and surgery goes well! By the way, I am familiar with Arachnoiditis myself from a blood patch gone bad to correct a bad lumbar puncture. Do you know any more about your kidney cancer diagnosis and staging? Take care now, and you will be in my prayers.
    rmaureen
    Diagnosed Sept. 2005
    Stage III-C Endometrial Adenocarcinoma
    Grade 2
    My Story:
    http://fierytrial.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/my-diagnosis

  4. #4
    Newbie New User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    4

    Poem

    Quote Originally Posted by robc2 View Post
    UPDATE JULY 17 2019...Doing poem july 31st,, Pray it works--been feeling sick again,,,hard to hold any kind of food,,even those protien drinks. Maybe the cancer or tummy-esophagus issues. Just had a stress test yesterday, that was pre-op for POEM. Ankle have been swollen and very painfull,,,i dont think its a cardiac thing,,,,maybe neuropathy or Arachnoiditis issue.
    POEM , Tomorrow,, a bit nervous.

  5. #5
    Newbie New User
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Posts
    4
    update,,,poem surgery a bust,,,new issues in esophagus,,they did a biopsy,,,dont know on what,,,they will call in 2 weeks they said...

 

Similar Threads

  1. Jumping the gun, but I like to be informed
    By Grtuncle in forum Worried About Possible Cancer
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-19-2015, 10:48 PM
  2. Prostate Cancer - Get Informed
    By RNRemedy in forum Prostate Cancer Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-21-2014, 01:29 PM
  3. Want to be Informed for Consultation with Oncologist on Thur
    By Borbeaux in forum Brain Tumors Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-29-2012, 02:59 PM
  4. My dad just got informed he has cancer. Kindly appreciate any help...
    By douglas in forum Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 11:04 PM
  5. why morphine now am i being kept informed
    By tracymarsh in forum Lung Cancer Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2009, 04:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •