Good news first - my MRI results are clean and clear. All lymph nodes and organs, with the exception of my right kidney is clean and clear. All great news!
Bad news - docs believe there is a 3cm tumor on my right kidney. The follow up PET did not give them a definite answer. I am seeing a kidney specialist on July 12th. I'm hoping there is another test or two that can be done to determine what the spot is before having surgery.
I had a hard time hearing the news, but today I am at peace and optimistic. I haven't really thought about it until I got on Face Book and realized that I better write something before everyone thinks I am under a rock or something :) This isn't the best news, but it is also a time to evaluate where I am at emotionally and physically with my healing and make any adjustments I need to remain healthy. I am optimistic that regardless of the final diagnosis that I will be fine. I feel strong and that I will make it though this next challenge of my journey.
I want to thank all of you who have reached out to me and my family with your prayers and well wishes. It means a lot to me to have your support.
We are patiently waiting for the arrival of my parents who have been delayed in Detroit for 3 1/2 hours! I look forward to seeing them soon. Todd, Teya and I are traveling to MD to see Todd's family this Tuesday and I look forward to all the relaxing that will be had on that vacation. Just what I need right now. We get back to AZ the day before I see the kidney guy. I'll update everyone then.
Again, thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.