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I do have kidney cancer

September 16th, 2010 at 04:36 pm

I saw the kidney dr and I do have kidney cancer. They are going to remove the right kidney sometime in Oct. It is only in stage 1 still but close to going to stage 2. It's 7 centimeters and according to the dr, they usually grow about 1/2 centimeter a year, so I could have started this 14 years ago. The cancer hasn't spread to any other part of my body.

The surgery will be done with telescopes so only a small incision and 1 - 2 days in the hospital and approximately a week to recuperate. It wasn't what I wanted to hear, but it was what I expected.

Since I was in town I ran some errands. I got 2 books at Border's using 40% off coupons and free gift cards from Discover.

I went to Target and got 12 cans of Spaghetti-O's for .50 each. I had 4 .50/2 coupons and 2 .40/2 coupons so final cost was $3.20 or .27/each. They will all go to the food pantry.

I also got gas while in town at 2.69/gal. It is .10 cheaper than my little town and I had .30 cents off from King Soopers gas points and I will get 5% back from Discover saving another .12/gal. Total saved per gal is .52. I filled up my 2 5-gal gas cans and spent $50.62. The first time I've ever spent more than $50 on gas.

I went to the used book store and traded in some more books. I have more than $500 in credit now. I'll never use it all, since I get most of my books free w/gift cards or from the library now. Occassionally I take my nieces there and tell them to pick out whatever they want and use my credit for that.

I finished reading the library book The Overton Window by Glenn Beck. Thriller - ok

28 Responses to “I do have kidney cancer”

  1. baselle Says:

    Wow. My thoughts are with you! Take care. That other kidney is now extremely precious.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) I wish you all the best, including a quick recovery.

  3. momcents Says:


    Sending you prayers and well wishes. Take it easy, and know your cyber buddies are thinking of you!

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    You come across as calm. See if you can stay that way and we can do any worrying FOR you. Remarkable that they can do the surgery that way.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    ((Hugs)). You are in my thoughts.

  6. Analise Says:

    I am sorry to hear the news, but you seem very strong and stoic. My prayers are that you will recover quickly and that your health will continue to improve.

  7. clippin2save Says:

    So very sorry to hear this. You will be in my prayers tonight. {{{Hugs}}}

  8. My English Castle Says:

    Indeed sending you all our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

  9. Miz Pat Says:

    Man, I wish they could do this surgery faster, regardless of the slow growth. You are in my prayers and I pray for the best for you.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    {{{Hugs}}} I'm praying for you.

  11. whitestripe Says:

    my gosh! sending good thoughts your way.

  12. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear.

  13. pjmama Says:

    My thoughts are with you! I'm thankful we have the technology these days to take care of these issues. I'm sure everything will be fine.

  14. Broken Arrow Says:

    Terrible news, but glad that it isn't any more severe. At least it sounds like there is a good chance for a full and healthy recovery....

    Best wishes to you for all this to blow over.

  15. campfrugal Says:

    You can live a long and healthy life on one kidney. My daughter had her right kidney and ureter removed when she was 3 1/2 due to kidney cancer (Wilmes Tumor) and she is now 18 1/2. She also had a lymph node infected, so it spread to her right lung, which after several operations and the cancer coming back in the same area of her lung, we ended up taking the top lobe of her right lung. She has been cancer free for a very long time and we anticipate her to never have cancer again. Stay strong. You are in my prayers.

  16. CB in the City Says:

    Omigosh. It sounds like your condition is treatable, though, and your prognosis good. Take extra special care of yourself!

  17. Homebody Says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. miclason Says:

    ((hugs)) sorry to hear that. The good news is that you CAN live a full life with just one kidney and that it hasn't spread! We will be praying for you.

  19. Ima saver Says:

    Yes, we will all be thinking about you and sending up our prayers!

  20. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    hail the written blogged word-the first paragraph comes across as evenly toned as the 'went to Target...'

    please forgive me in advance if I miss further news, it's hard lately to keep up with freetime on the computer what with work, school/kid obligations and home jewelry biz. will be reading periodically and cheering even if not posting.

  21. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am so sorry you are going through this. I am thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way for a speedy and full recovery! {{{hugs}}}

  22. SavingBucks Says:

    Best wishes and prayers will be sent your way. My cousin also had the same diagnosis about 5 years ago. His kidney was removed and he has been doing great ever since.

  23. PatientSaver Says:

    Cancer is a scary word, but it sounds like your prognosis is good and the surgery not so bad. You can go to the library and get a meditative CD specifically for preparing (mentally) for surgery. It might help you stay calm and positive.

  24. nmboone Says:

    I wish I had better words to say in these situations. I'll be hoping for the best for you but I'm sure the best will happen (if that makes sense).

  25. terri77 Says:

    My prayers are with you.

  26. sharmanl Says:

    Praying for you and your family!

  27. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry to learn of your news, but you have a positive attitude which is often attributed to a great recovery. My prayers are with you.

  28. librarylady Says:

    They seem to caught it soooo early! Yay for that!
    Prayers going out for you and a complete recovery.
    Stay well friend.

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