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    If I knew then what I know now#

    #Cancer I was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and had my kidney removed in September. Not a major deal really. No chemo, no radiation Just follow up with you urologist every year. Well one of my blood tests were elevated after surgery, not getting a real answer from anybody so I'm just assuming it's my new normal. Nobody gives me a straight answer but they send me off to a nephrologist. Now I have chronic kidney disease. If I realize that this was going to be one of the side effects I would never had my kidney removed. I just feel like I went through this for nothing!

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    What has your experience with a kidney or liver transplant been like?

    <p>What has your experience with a kidney or liver <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/transplant/?label=transplant" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23cec300553f33fe99e99f" data-name="transplant" title="transplant" target="_blank">transplant</a> been like?</p>
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    Loss… too much too soon

    Our family has had one hell of a few years. We loss my younger brother on 12-24-2018 he was 44. My mother passed from kidney cancer on 8-24-2020. My son was diagnosed with clinical depression, ptsd and bi-polar disorder.my father passed from a heart attack on7-4-2021. My oldest son is autistic high functioning. And my daughter is an angry 11 year old whom thinks she is 16. It flares me to no end. I have RA, Fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, chronic pain and fatigue, depression. I just try to get through the day.

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    CURING HUMANITY

    <p>CURING HUMANITY</p>
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    I was already overwhelmed with dealing with the cirrhosis and all the st that comes with it. Then I they think they saw something on the MRI kidney then I broke my hip bone. I got doctors coming left and right. Some trying to change medication I been on for years. No not doing that talk to my GI man 1st Physically Therapy can’t drive they don’t want to give you pain meds nothing but tramadol. I got other things happening too. So I have time for nothing but do the stuff I have to do to me make phone call for meds or dr appointment virtual visit and they take the good sweet time coming to the visit. Like you have nothing else to do. I have to cook because I can’t eat no salt so eating out is not a option. I can’t even eat anything if I visit my family. They say I just used a little. What is it you don’t understand about none. So I have to bring my own food. And all this time I been on lock down the only person to come and see if I needed anything was my daughter who is working 6 days a week 10 to 12 hours. You got about 5 more people no job nothing. Well am done. For today.

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    hi guys I need your help. You guys are the only people I can think of that could help. About 2 days I was in New York with my dad when I passed out in the shower due to pain from kidney stones. I then went to the hospital (it was the most competent, helpful place I’ve ever been) by ambulance where they gave me IV fluids, along with multiple doses of zofran, toradol and morphine (those didn’t do anything for my pain) and an bolus of fluid and antibiotics. the antibiotics seemly made me worse because after I was puking my brains out, broke out in hives, and my pain was 9/10. My lovely nurse had the Dr. put in an order for dilaudid and within 2 minutes it was in my IV and it was the only thing that helped me. I could lay down in the bed without having to curl into a ball. They discharged me once I had stopped sobbing and throwing up in pain. The only issue was I had to drive home 5 hours to Massachusetts, and now that I’m home, I am once again sobbing and writhing in pain. It is 9/10 at its worst, but besties i’m kinda freaking out here. i saw the dr yesterday afternoon and he changed my antibiotic to one that I’ve had before and my hives are already better( I took my first dose at 3:00pm on 5/17 and it is 8:15am on 5/18 and they are already flattening and less red) and he gave me oral toradol. The reason I’m freaking out is he said my urine looks good, but my labs are FUBAR, and that he doesn’t know why I’m in so much pain. He said that he can clearly see that I am in a lot of pain, but he doesn’t know why. I’m waiting for nephrology to get back to me because that’s who he suggested I contact. But I’ll tell you, as soon as he said you’re urine looks fine and you don’t have any visible stones, by brain said “you have kidney cancer babe”. Idk if any of you guys have ever had similar experiences/symptoms but my mind is my own worst enemy and i am spinning mad scenarios.

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    My beautiful mother #cancersucks

    <p>My beautiful mother <a class="tm-topic-link ugc-topic" title="cancersucks" href="/topic/cancersucks/" data-id="5c5e4f1a68960700dc6c027a" data-name="cancersucks" aria-label="hashtag cancersucks">#cancersucks</a> </p>
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    Deep thoughts today

    I tried to sleep last night & after my breakdown I cried all night and I’m pretty sure I slept with my eyes open, the constant pain and worrying I do, I just wanna be better. And mostly I want to live. I want to survive. I woke up saying this today. I want to make it over this 10 year battle. I’ve gone to counseling, I’ve done the medicine.

    I felt so down yesterday that I was willingly to go join my grandma. Maybe because she’s probably the only one in my family that actually loved me through all the ugly I had and always thought I was perfect. She knew when I was hiding my cuts. And being destroyed, she never turned me away.

    And the worst thing ? I never got to say goodbye to her, she had kidney cancer & she fought beautifully, she gave me the best memories. And call me crazy , maybe it’s how I’m dealing with my grief , but I’ve been seeing her. Smelling her lotion & smelling apples because she was crazy about apples.

    I don’t think anyone knows how much they love someone until their gone. She always had faith in my for whatever I wanted to be.

    I miss her. And I hate my depression, my anger & my will to live sometimes.

    But I want to survive today. I want to make it. And look back and say “I fucking did it “

    #Amen #strong #fightingthis

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    Hero rock-heroes of oncology

    <p>Hero rock-heroes of oncology</p>
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