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    Asked by tomcrockan on Friday, November 14, 2014

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    Hi, 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in my kidneys which has spread to my leg and lungs. because it is my lungs they are not sure whether they can do safe surgery. I've been in the hospital for this whole time and they still have no idea what the next step will be

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    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I don't know what your next step is. I have a nose cancer. Others will be answering you soon. It sounds like they are taking care of you, but it would be nice if they talked to you. Do you want to go home or stay in the hospital? You might want to ask your doctors this question--what are your options? While miracles happen, you might be thinking of hospice. It must be horrible trying to walk. I know that when I had kidney infections, each step was painful.

      God bless you.

      about 5 years ago
    • Asanayogini's Avatar
      Asanayogini

      Hi Welcome to the site, I have no easy answers , but I am wishing you well. May God Bless you as well

      about 5 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      This probably sounds stupid and naïve BUT I still believe in the Power of the Body to heal.....Do everything possible to make yourself Healthy........ and TRY and get out of the Hospital as it's a Dangerous Place to stay any longer than you have to. AND follow your Doctors Advice...

      about 5 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      Hi and welcome to WhatNext. What a shock you have had and I’m so sorry about your recent diagnosis. Hey if you are strong enough please, please, please, try to get to another hospital for a second opinion about surgery. It is very possible that a place like MD Anderson might be able to help you with surgery eve if your current hospital isn’t able to help. Good luck to you, HUGS!, and God bless!!!

      about 5 years ago
    • myronbob's Avatar
      myronbob

      hi good luck . hopefully you can get a DR to give you answer on a plan moving forward . they maybe monitoring you with an eye on surgery as soon as they feel safe but of course i'm not a doctor so you need to talk to yours . again good luck bob .

      about 5 years ago
    • Gumpus61's Avatar
      Gumpus61

      You have to make a speech it's called "I can stand the truth, I need to know what it is". You have to ask about your condition n such a way that it allows them to say what they think without getting sued if they are wrong. here is your speech.
      Doctor, I know every patient is different and that your not a fortune teller. I assume you have a good deal of experience and am asking you to consider that and let me know what you think the most common outcome is for people in my condition. I know that you will do your best and that neither false hope nor death sentences are what your here to prescribe. But I know that I am very sick and need some guidance to share with my family."....Give it a try................

      about 5 years ago
    • Hoping4ever's Avatar
      Hoping4ever

      I am so sorry for your diagnoses . If it is hard for you to look for another clinic , then make the speech that is suggested above . I wish that you reach a quick solution and god bless you.

      about 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Sorry for your diagnosis, but happy you have found your way here for support and help. Let us know what the doctors say next. Lots of great people here that can offer advice and guidance.

      about 5 years ago
    • dxdiva2's Avatar
      dxdiva2

      Well said Gumpus61! I can only add I hope you get straight answers and that the WhatNext community is here for you.

      about 5 years ago
    • Sandie's Avatar
      Sandie

      Hi....I'm happy you found a place to come and be able to speak out about your cancer. Although we may not be able to give you the medical answers you need, we are all here for the same reason. We share a disease, although many different kinds of cancers....but we are here to listen and support you in whatever way we can. God Bless You....

      about 5 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Hi! Welcome to what's next. I am glad you are on here. I wish you all the best and keep reaching out. There are some wonderful people on this site. Sandi

      about 5 years ago
    • tomcrockan's Avatar
      tomcrockan

      Got my answer - surgery on Monday. Got the answer I needed but nervous about the surgery. I thank you all for your support you have given me

      about 5 years ago
    • karene's Avatar
      karene

      Good luck tomcrockan. Prayers coming your way.....

      about 5 years ago
    • StephenT's Avatar
      StephenT

      My husband had a large kidney tumor which was renal cell with metastasis to the lungs. They removed his kidney, and spleen. He has been on Sutent for over a year and the drug has shrunk the tumor sin his lungs till they are minuscule and the area which was in his and at the surgical site is gone. He was diagnosed in Feb 2013 told he had3-6 months without surgery. Here we are almost

      about 5 years ago
    • AnnyKay's Avatar
      AnnyKay

      Good luck with your surgery on Monday. Glad you got some answers. Prayers and hugs.

      about 5 years ago
    • Sandie's Avatar
      Sandie

      Sending positive thoughts and prayers tomorrow Tom....

      about 5 years ago
    • tomcrockan's Avatar
      tomcrockan

      The surgery is now set for Tuesday afternoon due to schedule conflict for the 2 different surgeons. I am ready and gonna work hard to recover afterwards. Thank You all for your words of encouragement

      about 5 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Good luck Tom, and you have my prayers. I can imagine that rescheduling a surgery is nerve wracking

      about 5 years ago
    • tomcrockan's Avatar
      tomcrockan

      It is Meyati, but on the positive it gave time for my family to get to Tucson Az from Cape Cod, so we could spend more time together before the surgery. Being alittle macabre to it helped me get my affairs in order ion case something happens

      about 5 years ago

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