Sunday, July 18, 2010

I have spoken with my doctor's and it has been decided that I will have surgery.  The surgery has not yet been scheduled, but will hopefully be soon after I get back from my MI vacation.  I will post the information once I know.  The surgery will most likely remove my right kidney.  If there is a way to remove the tumor and save the kidney, my sugeon will, but because of the location and size, he is 90% sure that the entire kidney will be removed.  I am trying to prepare for that, but it is difficult thinking about losing a kidney.  I am lucky that the tumor is confined to one kidney and that my left is a healthy, fully functioning kidney.  I have been told that most people live a long and healthy life without limitations with one kidney.  I know all of this, but this is my body, my life and as happy as I'll be to have the unhealthy kidney removed,  I will mourn the loss.  Don't get me wrong, I am good emotionally, I'm optimistic and I am strong.  It's just a strange feeling knowing that one of your organs will be removed.

Teya and I are currently in MI with my family and we are having a great time.  Todd will join us in a week and a half.  I look forward to the rest of the vacation for relaxation and fun.

7 comments:

OceanDesert said...

I hear ya, girl. :)

But, sounds like a plan and you know we are all behind you!

Carla said...

Tina - congratulations! I truly admire your strength. The thoughts and prayers will keep coming. :) Enjoy the time with your family.

CB said...

I will be on break from school soon until the third week of August. If your surgery falls during that time, I would love to help with Teya, errands or whatever else you might need.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation! :-D

Claudia said...

My prayers, support and love are with you! Remember to keep praying to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Raphael...heaven is being stormed with prayers for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for two kidneys! As always, let us know if you need anything. Sorry to hear about yet another bump in the road, hopefully it'll be nice a smooth here on out! Lots of love.

- Amanda & Chris

Linda Partridge said...

We'll be here if you need us for anything. :-)

Anonymous said...

So glad your Michigan trip was wonderful...I am thinking of you and prayers are being lifted up for you daily that all will go will with your surgery and recoup will be speedy.

With all our love
Ken and Kathy