• Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Asked by andreacha on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Renal Cell Carcinoma

    UPDATE - Yesterday was not a good day. I was getting ready to go to my Podiatrist when I received a call from the hospital where my lung biopsy was to have been done today. The nurse said that the Interventional Radiologist who was to handle the biopsy took another look at the CT and PET scan. Since the area in question was "centralized", he decided not to perform the procedure. The nurse said that he felt that I was at high risk for a collapsed lung. Ordinarily that wouldn't have cancelled the biopsy as she said they would just put in a chest tube and admit me. The problem was that the hospital was overflowing with most of the cases involving COVID19. I got conflicting calls from my oncologist. One telling me of a Consult with a Pulmonologist they had scheduled for next Tuesday.in a town about an hour from me. The other call said to be sure to remain on my Lovenox, no Warfarin, as I would probably be scheduled a few days after the consult. I knew this was wrong.. To be continued....

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    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      You sure had one heck of a day, Adreacha, That is awful that you couldn't get a room in the hospital. I know what you mean about missing Greg. A comment from him made everything seem better. I am glad that you were able to get in touch with your cardiologist to tell what you really need to do with your meds. I will continue to remember you in my prayers. I know that it is easier said than done, but try not to worry. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Take care.

      5 days ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar
      Teachertina

      Hey girl! I hate to hear you are going through such a complicated situation! I have a new spot to scan soon to see what it’s doing, so I know you are anxious. Hope you can get this treated and have less invasive methods in play. My renal cell has been recurring over the past 15 years and I keep getting the advantages of new treatments coming out. I don’t know if this new spot is a inflammatory lesion or a new kind of cancer, don’t really care , just want it gone. I asked my oncologist about just zapping it with radiation if it looks like it’s gotten bigger. We will see. Wishing you well and sending you hugs! Keep us posted!

      3 days ago
    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Ugh, so sorry to hear this! It's bad enough having to deal with cancer without having to compete for resources. I hope you can feel the hugs from this community for you!

      3 days ago

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