Consultant appointment

Just a quick medical update from yesterday. So, we saw Jase’s surgeon and got a date for the operation, 18th Feb. He gave us a lot of information, which I hope I get correct here. There is more than one type of kidney tumour. They talked to us about two types – one affects the kidney tissue itself (renal tumour), the other affects the lining of the kidney (this might have been called transitional, but don’t quote me). Last week, they thought that Jason had the later, which is why they were also talking about taking out his urethra on the left site, as the lining is contiguous with the kidney lining. Now they think it is more like to be the renal type, so the operation is more straightforward, shorter, and with a 9/10 change of being done as key hole surgery – harrah!!! and a smaller chance of spreading elsewhere – double harrah!!! If a slot on a list comes up the week before, they will put him onto that – triple harrah!!!

Once the kidney is out, it goes off to be inspected, and then the following week, we get to find out what the next steps are. Right now we have enough steps to be going on with.

They have also found that there are two enlarged lymph nodes close to the kidney, and in an ideal world, they would remove these at the same time, but this might not be possible and so might lead to additional post surgery treatment or further surgery.

So there we go, what amazed me was how exhausted we both were by the time we got home. Another 9pm lights out at Robinson Towers – this is just not normal!!! Take care all, and thank you for all your lovely messages xxx

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