Need Help with coping with the fear of cancer in a tumor on my RT Kidney!

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/4/2010 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
confused I need help on how to cope with this tumor on my RT kidney. Its the size of a baseball and they dont find out if its cancer until 10 days after they take my RT kidney out! Im scared and so is my wife but we dont talk about how scared we are just try to be strong for one another, but inside im falling apart at the seems plus im in alot of pain from day to day. I go for the surgery on march 15th 2010. Im only 30 yrs old and cant believe this is happening to me! Please help me on being strong for me and my wife! Or if u no whats next for me cause u been there done that! I hope someone can help. After my surgery the doctor said I have to strict my diet and eat alot more healthyer then I already am. And just wondering if there is anyone out there with some good ideas on low sodium or no sodium meals I can prepare for myself from a day to day basis? Thanx for taking the time to read all of this.
Yours truely,
                Brad   shocked  

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   Posted 3/5/2010 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Brad. I don't have much to share but I'm sure someone will be along to help out soon.

When my mom had her tumor removal surgery they were able to give her an idea about the tumor the day of surgery. Of course she had to wait for the offical results to come in, but the doctor let her know something right then. So maybe you won't have to wait the extra 10 days.

I'm sure they will send you to a dietician after surgery and they will give you lot of good advice. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 3/5/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Brad! Wow, I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. My mom had her Kidney removed because of a tumor about 40 years ago. It was about the same size yours is. When we were talking about it she said that getting the kidney removed made her feel so much better after words. So after your kidney is removed the pain should get better fairly quickly. My mom is now 72 years old and very healthy, happy and hasnt had any problems with her other kidney.

As far as the diet is concerned, have you thought about seeing a nutritionist? They will be able to help you get a good diet started for you.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing and how you do during and after the surgry!!! I will be praying for ya and sending hugs your way!

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   Posted 3/5/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanx for that wonderful email! Im doin ok but I have a lot of pressure on my kidney or it feels like that. Its weird and alittle sick feeling but other then not in any pain yet lol gotta get my wife from work and the drive is about 25 mins there and 25 mins back! But alittle scared now cause the surgery is coming soon its the 15th of this month and everyday seems new and scary cause im finding things I will not be able to have like salt or salty things. I have to watch my soudium intake it seems I was told buy my doctor. So lots of changes but they r for the best I guess! Well im goin to lie down feeling alitt discomfort so thank you again for that wonderful reply u sent me.

Sincerely, Brad smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 2/25/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brad, I hope you're getting back to this page, so you may be will read this site:
I've known this man for years, read his story and consider the treatments that helped him. I have followed his suggestions and had a surgery on my right kidney for the same reason, my surgery was in 07. I had a tumor measuring 3 cm, and the type was named renal cell cancer.
Warm thoughts,
Crohn's disease is located in jejunum/ileum, which is called jejunoileitis. We're just a few with this type.
Diagnosed 07. Started 06/07 with prednisone, continued in 09/07 with LDN, Low Dose Naltrexone.
Combines LDN with a Low Dose Prednisone (from 10 mg and down), just for some weeks if flaring. Fish oil with omega 3, DPA and DHA.

Post Edited (BeeSting) : 2/25/2011 10:35:11 AM (GMT-7)

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