Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bad news turns into good news

I wanted to let all of you know that my dear Hubby is doing fine.

The bad news is that he had to have his entire left kidney removed due to a large tumor.

The good news is that the pathology has come back and all the lymph nodes and surrounding organs are cancer free.

I slept up there for two nights. Let me tell you that a recliner is not a bed and my back and neck are killing me.

Yet we are both so grateful that we are home today and that he did very well with the surgery. Many people live with only one kidney. And there will be no chemo or radiation to go though.

It feels so great to just be home again....

28 comments:

Kate said...

Hugs... Sounds so frightening... pamper both him and you - you both need to recover... wrap up in lots of snuggy quilts until you feel strong again...

Jan said...

Good news indeed! Now you can get busy enjoying your holiday season!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm sorry to hear that your DH lost a kidney, but happy to hear he won't be having chemo or radiation. Both of those treatments are so hard on the body and cause untold misery in the process. I hope your DH will be fine from here on out.

Janet O. said...

Such good news!! Thanks for letting us know. Hope you can get a good night's sleep at home now. Truly happy holidays!!

Helen in the UK said...

Best wishes to your husband. Sounds like those were the best test results and now he can concentrate on a full recovery. Let him snuggle under a quilt or two and 'feel' the love :)

One Reader said...

So glad there was good news at the end of this. You both take care.

Laurie said...

So glad to hear you've both weathered through that. *big hugs*

blue sedan said...

Congratulations on the "no cancer" report..Hope you look forward to a lovely future!

I Quilt for Fun said...

Wonderful news in a not-so-good scenario. He's lucky to have you at his bedside....."sleep" in a hospital is impossible! Jan

Sheila said...

So glad for a no cancer report!

angela said...

that is fantastic news, hope he feels better soon from the op.

Angie said...

I'm so happy to hear that is home and doing so well! Hospitals are hard -- on the patient and the patient's spouse. Sending hugs and wishes for a complete recovery for your husband.

scraphappy said...

What a fright you must have had. Glad to hear that the reports were all positive. Glad it was the kidney and not something else that couldn't be taken out. Hope you find some time to catch up on sleep again soon.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

OH yes, another one with good news. We got the same good news in January after my husband had colon cancer surgery at the age of 43.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Sounds very scary to me. I'm so glad to read he is cancer free and you are home. Hope his recovery goes smoothly.

qltmom9 said...

Oh, dear...so glad the rest of the news is good. Praying your dh recovers thoroughly soon.~

Lucy~

Kathie said...

GREAT NEWS!!!! happy for you and your Dh now to get on to enjoy the holidays . Hope his recovery is fast....and your finding time in the sewing room
Kathie

regan said...

I'm so glad he is going to be fine! And no radiation! Yay! Thank God for great doctors, and the miracles they perform every day! How lucky we are, huh?

grannyanne said...

So glad that everything worked out well for you and yours.

jirons42 said...

My brother was born with only one kidney. We didn't even know it until he was about 9 years old and he went on to live a long and successful life.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Hugs to you BOTH, Subee!! I'm sorry you are both going through this, but glad you are going through it TOGETHER....

Much kitty love coming your way,
Bonnie

Kim said...

Oh my.....so sorry to hear about the surgery but thrilled there is no cancer. Two of my brothers had kidney cancer and it was a long hard battle for them both. I hope dear husband (and expert quilt adviser) heals quickly.

Happy Sewing and continued good health to you both

Elaine Adair said...

Oh good news!!! I've been thinking about you both, and wishing and praying for a good outcome! Hooray -- take care and get your rest, both of you! Hope DH heals quickly and without issues.

Pat said...

Prayers for your hubby (and your back). No Chemo & no radiation is very good news.

JustPam said...

That is wonderful news. What a relief and great Christmas present.

Quilter Kathy said...

What an ordeal! I hope his recovery goes well.

dakotaessence said...

Oh Subee I'm so sorry, but so glad that the news is good. What a stress! Yup, one kidney working is enough. My old vet (no pets anymore) had both kidneys replaced via transplant and she's still doing wonderfully ten years later. It's amazing what good docs can do these days.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I am happy for you and your husband. 2 years ago my DH had a 6.6 lb cancerous tumor, which was successfully removed - no chemo or radiation either! I am so thankful! I will say though - it has slowed him down a lot - this was a big adjustment for the both of us. People now forget all about him having had cancer, but I still see various side effects every day. Still, these side effects are nothing compared with the alternatives so we have simply adjusted our expectations of what he can/cannot do. Recovery does take time, that is for sure! Take care! Evelyn