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  • UncleLou Moderator 17 Mar 2017 10:03:55 38,444 posts
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    @drhcnip All the best, man. Really.

    This thread. :-/
  • drhcnip 17 Mar 2017 10:14:17 4,978 posts
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    aye, but i also love the fact it's one of the most genuine threads on here - thanks again for all your thoughts, folks

    bless the nhs, though, phone hasnt stopped ringing since 9....further xray this afternoon to get the whole torso picture then consultant is next wednesday so that's when the fun will really begin...
  • Vortex808 17 Mar 2017 10:34:01 11,468 posts
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    Hope all works out well drhcnip.
  • pogomeister 17 Mar 2017 10:48:19 1,381 posts
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    @drhcnip all the best man!
  • the_milkybar_kid 17 Mar 2017 10:58:57 5,430 posts
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    Ah fucking hell this thread :-(. All the very best to your Mrs mate. It sounds like they're being really pro-active in getting a really clear idea quickly and how they'll battle the cunting thing.

    Everything crossed for you both.
  • DaM 17 Mar 2017 11:54:19 16,683 posts
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    My mother in law has only one kidney, does fine. She's a bit miserable, but I don't think it's connected.

    FCUTA!
  • drhcnip 17 Mar 2017 12:03:50 4,978 posts
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    cheers, lads

    yep , impressed with how quickly you move when you;re on a pathway rather than the general nhs route...

    that's the blessing, that she can carry on with one...we've just got to hope the fucker hasn;t found its way elsewhere...but then the doc at a&e was telling a few horror stories of people who have been in with broken bones only to find out it's riddled having spread around....and i'm hearing a fair few stories about sizeable kidney tumours...
  • the_milkybar_kid 17 Mar 2017 12:14:15 5,430 posts
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    @drhcnip Wouldn't listen to much to the bad stories mate. They told my Nan before Christmas that there was nothing they could do, 4 months later shes responding stupidly well to the treatment she's had so far. Never give up hope is what I'm saying, I guess.
  • drhcnip 17 Mar 2017 12:21:32 4,978 posts
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    aye, maybe i worded that wrong, heads a bit spinny at the moment...our main concern is the size of the bugger....however, as i've spoken to people, sizeable ones seem to be more common than i expected so i was, in a fairly crap way, expressing a positive...:D

    thanks, though - the little anecdotes help a lot - all too aware of the shitfests out there and i'm not blinkered about the possibilities but you rarely hear the little success stories until you get involved on threads like this, i suppose...cancers never been a big thing in either of our families (one uncle, non-blood, died of a brain tumour and thats it) so this is all fairly new....
  • Agent_Llama 17 Mar 2017 16:54:29 3,668 posts
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    @drhcnip Sorry to hear about this. Hope it all goes well.
  • drhcnip 24 Mar 2017 15:51:12 4,978 posts
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    just thought i'd update a little - been a mental week or so...

    the days until the specialist appt were fucking horrible - all sorts going through your mind...

    anyway, saw the specialist on weds and the second scan still wasn;t available but it was basically an initial meeting to get to know her and gauge suitability for different types of treatment as well as giving us all the info, help packs etc... they rang again after a multi-disciplinary team meeting yesterday to discuss the probable path - the other scan results had come back and, thankfully, there's no sign that it's spread to any other organs so we are, effectively, dealing with removing the kidney and tumour etc (a radical nephrectomy) then progressing from there regarding further treatment, rather than immediate concerns about multiple tumours...the bugger's been there about 8 years though, apparently, which is terrifying in a way but i think, with kidney cancer being a very slow grower, this has helped in terms of it not spreading so may be a blessing...

    one added complication is that the tumour, because of its size, is pressing on the renal veins which can cause haemorraging in surgery, so she has to have an additional procedure to embolise them the day before surgery - we don't have a set date as yet because of this as the procedure has to be done in xray the day before the main surgery so the specialist nurse is currently looking at rearranging dates etc to make sure this takes place...

    so, moving on slowly at the moment but the way ahead is clearing slightly - i'm just thankful there's no spread so, hopefully, lifting the fucker out and burning it will be a great start...they'll then consider further treatment e.g. chemo following the biopsy etc...

    a very quiet house atm - she's doped up on morphine most of the time and we're both exhausted but we could be sitting here with it being a lot worse so thankful for small positives and mercies...
  • CosmicFuzz 24 Mar 2017 15:54:06 31,893 posts
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    Sounds like you've got some positive steps that can be taken dude - really hope it all works out for you guys. Very scary as you say finding out something's been there for 8 years!

    All the best mate.
  • drhcnip 24 Mar 2017 15:56:57 4,978 posts
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    cheers, oh fuzzy one - we're very much focussed on those positives, all you can do tbh....;)
  • Tryhard 24 Mar 2017 15:57:08 12,019 posts
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    All the best, hope all goes well, and you all can get back to as normal a life as quickly as possible.

    All of us who have been through this in one way or another are sending our thoughts your way.
  • drhcnip 24 Mar 2017 16:04:09 4,978 posts
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    @Tryhard

    cheers, pal - there's a lot of strength to be gained from this thread...
  • Tryhard 24 Mar 2017 16:16:29 12,019 posts
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    Inner strength is your best friend in times like this.

    Strength, and good news.
  • JonFE 24 Mar 2017 18:37:38 1,716 posts
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    @drhcnip

    Keep strong and positive, it's the best you can do for your loved ones right now; and use this thread to vent some frustration whenever necessary.

    Hope all goes well with the surgery and overall treatment.

    FCUTA
  • drhcnip 24 Mar 2017 19:05:04 4,978 posts
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    cheers, pal
  • darrenb 24 Mar 2017 21:10:24 910 posts
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    Really hoping things go well in the future..  life can be shit but there is always the glimmer of hope amd support to get us through the toughest things.

    Just goes to show, all the bickering and nonsense aside we can all be a friendly caring bunch on here.
  • drhcnip 12 Apr 2017 07:08:27 4,978 posts
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    bless you all

    anyway, shes going in today for a sequence of procedures (inc the embolisation) & major surgery (the radical nephrectomy) to get all the shit out and biopsied...happy easter....;)
  • Jono62 12 Apr 2017 07:13:51 17,800 posts
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    Hope it all goes well.
  • CosmicFuzz 12 Apr 2017 07:17:31 31,893 posts
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    Best of luck mate!
  • robc84 12 Apr 2017 07:17:54 11,503 posts
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    All the best mate. Hope it all goes well.
  • Dougs 12 Apr 2017 07:21:43 82,332 posts
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    Good luck mate.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 12 Apr 2017 07:24:32 602 posts
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    Wishing you all the very best... And lots of chocolate afterwards!
  • Rusty_M 12 Apr 2017 07:25:37 6,663 posts
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    Hope everything goes well and that the recovery is smooth
  • ChocNut 12 Apr 2017 07:43:09 2,312 posts
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    Sending prayers your way mate
  • Benno 12 Apr 2017 08:11:05 11,677 posts
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    best of luck!
  • teamHAM 12 Apr 2017 08:24:51 3,761 posts
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    Wishing you all the very best of luck. Stay strong.
  • Tryhard 12 Apr 2017 08:28:18 12,019 posts
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    Positive vibes.
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