Jun 17, 2019 Latest post:
Sep 10, 2019
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Backstory: Back in March 2019 my family got the flu. But then Jim and Larrie got better and I didn't. What was more, other symptoms started creeping in; nausea when eating, dizziness all the time, fevers every night and night sweats. I went to see my doctor and luckily she took it all seriously and said, "let's go see some specialists."
Flash forward two months when I actually get in to see the specialists and we start testing. The first test, a CT scan of my stomach came back and there it was a 13cmx10cm mass in my right kidney - stage 3 renal cell carcinoma.
More tests ensued and we developed a plan of action which involves surgery to remove my right kidney and some lymph nodes to which it has spread .
That's the story and we are on the road to recovery. A young friend of mine gave me a catch phrase that I will put here: STRONGER THAN CANCER!