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.