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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More Questions and Waiting

David saw the urologist yesterday. The urologist removed the catheter but David is still bleeding so I have to call and ask what we should do. Last time after surgery it took him a month to stop bleeding. His urologist also put in a request for a second opinion but it depends on our insurance. David's urologist said he really thinks that it is a tumor and that he wants to remove the kidney and the surrounding area. He also told David that the kidney is not functioning 100% so it's not like it's completely healthy. Then, there is the issue of the prostate which is an entirely different matter to deal with. David is still on meds for that but there is a good chance that it may also require surgery. They are sending him to a cardiologist to run tests before the surgery to check his heart to make sure it is strong enough to handle the surgery. 

What does all of this mean? More waiting. Next appointment is mid April for urologist unless the second opinion is approved or he says something about the bleeding when I call today.

The surgery they want to do scares the hell out of me. It's called a radical nephrectomy. Don't google it like I did last week. I'm trying not to think about it until I absolutely have to and the date is on the calendar.

If anyone needs me, I'll be either hugging my husband or when he's sleeping, in my art journal. The piled up dishes and laundry can wait. 


Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

The thought of you and David waiting until mid April...horrible. Sending lots of love your way Kelly.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending hugs,

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that no definite diagnosis has been explained to you and David. Maybe you need to get a second and third opinion from other physicians. I have embarked on my own for just the piece of mind in knowing exactly what other physicians find and their professional opinion on how to move forward.
Thinking of you.
North Carolina

Tracey Kazimir-Cree said...

The dishes and laundry SO can wait. Everything else can wait. *hug*

Patsy said...

I was hoping to hear an update, but am sorry it wasn't a positive one. Praying for y'all.

Patsy said...

I was hoping for an update, so sorry it wasn't a more positive one. Praying for y'all.

nspiegel said...

Oh Kelly, my heart aches for you. I hope the surgery will solve all of David's problems (as scary as it may sound, if it cures him, it's worth it, right?) and that you will be able to stay strong. Thinking about you every day. Nancy S.

Debbie said...

Oh Kelly...I'm so sorry to hear there's still no diagnosis. Waiting is so stressful and then having to deal with insurance approval just adds to the stress. But you know all this. Let the dishes & housework pile up...be with David & know you have a community of us sending good energy your way. I wish I still lived in S CA...I'd be over with good healthy food & do all the dishes & stuff for you.