Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!

I have a little MRI update of sorts. I went early Wednesday morning and had my innards scanned once again. It was a little creepy, but thankfully I didn't freak out or anything. I mainly kept my eyes closed and pretended I was on the beach. Anyway, the nephrologist called later that day and said that the report from the MRI indicated that the tumor in my kidney did not look malignant. THAT is big news. I know that is big news. She felt that we should wait on the surgery and look at it again in a few months to see if it has changed.


We are trying not to get too excited about it until we see the surgeon on Thursday. His opinion is the one that counts. I know that sounds strange, but if I get it in my head that I'm not having the surgery, and then I walk in there and he recommends the surgery, I will seriously have some sort of emotional breakdown of ugly crying right there in his office. So right now I just think that it is really good that the tumor looked better on the MRI than it did on the CT scan, and I'm feeling hopeful that maybe just maybe things will turn out fine.

But still, maybe not. And even so, there are still plenty of other unknown long-term issues with both kidneys that we will continue to deal with.

So, to sum up: encouraging report, kidneys still in peril. Will know more on Thursday.


  1. Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you and will keep checking back for updates!

  2. This is hard for me. Wondering, waiting, worrying. It's hard FOR ME. I can't imagine how nerve wracking it must me for you. I want to believe that this news is an answer to our prayers. But doing nothing isn't really an option is it? Aren't you exhausted and in pain and stuff? I don't know. Boo. Waiting with you friend. And praying for answers (the right answers) soon. "Save the McKidneys"


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