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Gut Wrenching Fear

Is what I feel . After my Son Robert had an ultrasound for some back pain on his right side yesterday, I mean just yesterday. Just yesterday we thought he was healthy enough, Just yesterday. Today however, we know better. Robert got a call that the specialist he was sent to has some news, and wanted Robert to go to his office straight away. I went with him. The Dr explained to us that Robert has kidney cancer. Gosh my head started to whirl, I was thinking , how can this be, there is not cancer in my family, He's only thirty years old.
Roberts right kidney is going to have to be taken out, followed by chemo, is the plan for now. Everything is moving so fast. Poor Robert just seems to be going delirious, after every statement he will laugh and say I have cancer. I guess his way of acceptance? My husband died of cancer last year. We are still recovering from that, now this. I'm just writing my thoughts down, so I can concentrate on my son clearer, once I've worked out my fear, I can help my family get through this.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on April 2, 2015, 6:34 PM

Ohhh I hope everything works out good. Will be thinking of both of you,

inertia4 wrote on April 2, 2015, 7:29 PM

JustSaying That is scary. I feel bad for you and your son. But you have to think positive here. If it is only in one kidney they can get it all and with the chemo he will be fine. Cancer is not what it used to be. I know I would freak out of I found out news like that. It is hard to handle. Support him and help him. He needs that.

MegL wrote on April 3, 2015, 1:34 AM

So sorry to hear this. It has obviously been an awful shock, as it would be! Once you have gotten over the shock, you will be able to think more clearly about what has to be done. I hope that all goes well for him and you and that whatever needs to happen is done quickly.

BeadDoodler wrote on April 4, 2015, 8:09 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. Tri to think positive thoughts. My heart stopped when my 40 year old son was diagnosed with bladder cancer, but all I could allow myself to think was "my Dad survived many years ago without the advanced medical knowledge we have today". He had to have another round of chemo three years later. Now he's been cancer free for seven years and I breath easier. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you face this.

Deema wrote on April 12, 2015, 6:08 PM

All the best to you and your family. On the very teeny bright side, you and everyone else can be thankful for this platform, which allows us to vent in a good way.

Keep well!

Last Edited: April 12, 2015, 6:08 PM