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Thursday, May 31, 2012

An unexpected bump in our journey...

I had a CT scan this week to check out a lump in my abdomen.  I heard back today from my doctor that I have a tumor on my right kidney.  It is 7 cm, so close to 3 inches across.  I go in to see the urologist tomorrow afternoon and hopefully he'll be able to give us more information.

They can't tell whether it is malignant or not, so I'm assuming they'll be doing more tests, and chances are high that they will want to remove the whole kidney.  There were no signs of abnormalities in my lymph nodes, liver, or anywhere else, which is good.  

My sweet mom is flying in tonight and will go with me to the doctor tomorrow.  And my dear daddy cleared his schedule so that he can drive down tomorrow as well.  

Despite my fears, I feel quite at peace with everything.  I know things will work out even if I don't know exactly how.  Of course, prayers are more than appreciated.

Five weeks ago, tomorrow, I was in the hospital waiting room, anxious to hear how my mom and grandma were doing after their kidney transplant.  My mother gave up her right kidney.  To call this situation ironic would be a gross understatement.


12 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, Kelsey (and Grant), what an awful thing to discover, but hopefully you have caught it early. You guys will definitely be in our prayers.

Steph said...

We will be praying for you!

Karalee said...

Thinking and praying for your family !!

B&K said...

Oh I just wrote you an email before I saw this. You are definitely in our prayers and I hope all goes okay with your appointment tomorrow. We're sending lots of love your way!

Christina said...

I hope all will be well. We will pray for you.

Lorren Lemmons said...

I love you Kels! I'll be thinking of you and praying for you. Keep me posted!

Shawn and Nina Olsen said...

This is not at all what I expected to read when I looked at your blog Kels! Let us know what you find out... I love you and care about you so much and I admire your positive and hopeful attitude towards this. I'll be praying for you!

-Nina

Katrina Harris said...

oh goodness. Well we will keep you, darling girl, in our prayers!

Jon, Andrea, Carter & Lincoln said...

Oh my goodness. We will for sure be praying for you! Keep us posted. Thinking only good thoughts...

betina said...

David and I will keep you in our prayers. I hope everything goes well.

Jonathan Whitaker said...

Whoa! That is not the report anyone wishes to hear, even if it is totally benign. I am glad you are calm about it. Jane and I will pray for you and Grant.

Rob & Gina said...

Kelsey, just caught up with all your news--my prayers are with you! Good luck with everything!

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