My father has recently been diagnosed with Stage IV RCC with bone mets to both hips. He suffered a complete break to his left femur while in the hospital to repair the pathological fracture in his left hip. During his post op visit, his Oncologist had him meet with a renal surgeon who told him that it is left kidney is the suspected source (he also has a mass in the right kidney as well). He is undergoing genetic testing to try and taylor his treatment plan, so nothing other than palliative radiation for bone pain has been started (he discovered the hip fracture on 7/19/17, had surgery on left hip femur 8/23/17, radiation started 9/13/17). The surgeon said he could remove the part of the kidney affected or leave it alone. Having surgery could potentially excellerate the disease. He has been given a 2 yr survival if treatment is successful. Has anyone had a bad outcome from removing their kidney? Also, from time of diagnosis to treatment, how long did it take? I feel like we have waiting forever to start his treatments!
Well going on 10 days with silence from dear son. Thinking I'm doing the right thing in giving him space, I know in my 20's I was breaking away from the "maternal" and wanting to 'find my own way'...ha ha...still searching at 65 and wishing my Dear Mom was here.I found a Really Good Book called " Space Of Love" by Gail Nobel...speaks to Mother Child relationship and understanding Autism. Truly...
Hi ThereIve been on lithium for 4 years, Ive noticed my skin feels and looks like shoe leather with bumps. I just wondered if anyone else has these side effects? if so what do they use to soften your skin? TIA