Hi, FOLKS!! I am back—again!
This time I am minus my left kidney, plus the GRAPEFRUIT sized—mass, on oxygen for awhile , now I KNOW why I had been short of breath, it was from scar tissue following so many cases of bronchitis throughout the years, Not an ongoing, acute lung problem or cancer as of now—-the pain up and under my left rib cage was my destroyed kidney from the tumor—-NOT my imagination. They still think that they got it all but it was more aggressive and larger than what they first thought, (grade 3) the tumor was EATING MY FAT, it was hungry!!
Now if THAT doesn't about make you throw up , nothing will! ha—-Fat once more has helped my body, in my way of thinking—-as at least it served a purpose in that the cancer didn't have to eat other organs——YET—-as it was feasting on my fat, that was why I was losing weight!!! NOT that I had improved my eating habits that will!! So that will follow in the days and weeks to come.
As of now, I guess that they got it all, the surgeon said that we would discuss it next week—-etc. but I FEEL so MUCH better than I have for a long time——it almost seems immaterial!!
I am so thankful for all of the calls and prayers sent my way, I am so certain that they ( my roommate) almost as old as I am, whos outcome will probably come quicker than my own! I shared with her some of our brilliant opinions, and fun stuff—she is a diabetic too, so had lots of mixed info to listen to and soak in! Then one day the poor nusrse aid took a BS reading of mine 4007!! I thought that that I was going to have to resucitate HER! But with some of the posts from this sight to Not always get excited over an unexpected reading, I felt FINE, had eaten NOTHING unusual——my room mate just calmly told her to re-check it, as the RN standing there! haha——The poor child finally a different reading 147—NOT the 400 or so—. So see, all of your input into my own limited knolwedge, helped to PREPARE me for that little surprise, but the poor aide had not had that experience , bless her heart, glad that I could help her gain more knowedge in the fickle BS world that most of us learn to deal with every day!! No knowledge is ever to be sneezed at!!
I had better rest—-I promised myself to START taking better care of myself, so today is the day! HAH
Glad to be Back!! Thanks to ALL for your phone calls, reports and knowledge, and flying Anels, they have been blessing folks all ove as the have been flittering around in our cool, Ks. BREEZES of 50 mph—ha\\Love you ALL!!
Patty Poo to you Too!! Pat R
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