Jerry Garkey Jerry Garkey

First post: Feb 28, 2020 Latest post: Apr 21, 2020
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   August 2019, Jerry’s urologist recommended Jerry see a nephrologist because of his failing kidney function. The nephrologist after routine new patient testing found a lesion on his right kidney.  The lesion was further evaluated with a MRA and MRI.  It was then recommended he should see an Oncologist. In mid-December we met with the oncology doctor who told us the best outcome would be to have a partial nephrectomy to remove the mass.  How blessed we feel to have it discovered in the early stages. The next couple months we waited to secure an appointment with a Robotic Surgeon, who had been highly recommended by our Oncologist.  Next was waiting for surgery which was to be February 28th.  Wednesday, February 26, we were notified an emergency  had arisen and Jerry’s surgery was rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4.  Delaying surgery was disappointing but the change in scheduling will help someone in an emergency situation.   A few more days of waiting.
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