Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cancer Sucks

While visiting with my son and his wife in Portland, I went with my daughter-in-law to a Dr appt for a follow up on a C-scan. We had a day planned, get the appt behind us, then go to lunch, keep her pedicure appt at the mall then do some shopping. What she expected to hear from the Dr. concerned her gall bladder. She, we did not expect to hear that she has a tumor in her kidney.

We were both in shock as he showed us the images and explained what we were seeing. A mass in her left kidney with a solid center. He said there was no way to biopsy it, surgery and removal of the entire kidney would be the only solution. He ordered a more complete C-scan of the surrounding area to be done the following Monday.

I was scheduled to fly home on Monday, reluctant to leave, I told them I would come back as soon as they wanted or needed me.

I talked with them last night, they will be removing the kidney as soon as she can get on the operating schedule, maybe 2 or 3 weeks.

Please remember Rhonda and her family in your prayers.


  1. So sorry to hear your news.

    I've got a friend who has had a cancer on his kidney. He had it removed, I'm not sure whether he had follow up treatment but he has made a full recovery with a good prognosis. I'll pray for your family.

    God Bless

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I do understand how you feel as I'm having hard time to deal with the fact that my sister has stomach cancer. Cancer real sucks!!!

  3. My Prayers go out to you all at this time, i can understand very much what is going off at this time, even thow my son had kidney problems,it was not anything to do with cancer but it was a worrie and shock, I now give my help to charity as a big thankyou for all they did for him, he was only 7 at the time,
    Take care and hugs

  4. My thoughts are with you and your family Janet....

  5. Janet,
    I will be praying for you DIL. I am thinking of you!

  6. Oh my Janet, so sorry to read this!! You & your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!
    BIG HUGS, Jannet

  7. I'm so sorry to read about your daughter - prayers and positive thoughts definitely coming her way.