DonyaFraley's Journey with Renal Cell Carcinoma

Survivor: Kidney Cancer > Renal Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Female, Age: 51, Stage III

  1. 1
    over 2 years ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Went to ER due to side ache. History of stones. They did a cat scan and informed me I must see my primary care physician ASAP. Mass on right kidney. Saw Dr.next day. Then specialist. After 15 Dr appointments and as many tests and scans. No biopsy needed. But, RADICAL NEPHRECTOMY ASAP

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  2. 2
    3 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. 3
    3 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Coming up on 3 years (05/09/2016) cancer free.

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  4. 4
    3 months ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Have had 5 major surgeries in last 2 and a half years. Partial to amputation due to cancerous growth (03/22/2017). Then fused with heel bone chip and titanium screws. ACDF on my C5C6 neck surgery and fusion (08/14/2017). Then supposed laparoscopic gallbladder removal and hernia repair (04/27/2018). 3 hours after surgery I began bleeding internally. I was rushed back into the O.R. where I was cut and stapled from my breast to my bikini line. As well as having a massive blood transfusion of 7 units of blood and 2 units of platelets. In hospital for 2 weeks. It's been almost 1 year and I am still in excruciating pain. The mesh has moved and I may NEVER be able to wear a pair of jeans without an elastic waist band. It was the most horrific time ever in my life.

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