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BlastFurnace
06-04-2009, 04:50 PM
Yesterday I was diagnosed with cancer in my left kidney. My Dr. called me last night around 8:00pm and talked to me for a little while. After I left his office yesterday, he reviewed my CT scans again and reiterated to me that the cancer has not spread. He also told me that he believes that it is malignant from the appearance of it and that I will lose my left kidney. He told me he is very optimistic that this can be removed entirely and that I will be able to have this done liposcopically by the end of the month. I won't be able to work for about 4-5 weeks, but thankfully, I have a great boss who will let me telecommute from home. Apparently, I have had this inside of me for about 2 years and never knew about it.

I know we don't know each other personally very well, but I whole-heartedly believe in the power of prayer and I know many of you are people who believe in prayer.

Thanks everyone.

SteelCityMan786
06-04-2009, 05:10 PM
Prayers from Hollidaysburg

xfl2001fan
06-04-2009, 05:13 PM
I'll send another prayer your way then bro!

HometownGal
06-04-2009, 05:14 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about this, my sweet friend. Keep a positive attittude and be sure to do whatever your doctors tell you to do. As you know, I'm a two time cancer survivor and a firm believer that a good attitude is 90% of the cure! :drink::hug:

If you need to talk or a shoulder to lean on, my PM box is always open. :hug:

I will most certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers and will light a candle for you in church this weekend.

Please let us know when the surgery will be, OK?

:hug::hug::hug:
Marianne

Fire Haley
06-04-2009, 06:49 PM
Holy crap!

I don't know what to say, other than may the gods bless you.

NEPAsteeler
06-04-2009, 06:59 PM
My prayers are definitely with you.

Best of luck to you :clover:

MACH1
06-04-2009, 07:20 PM
Scary sh*t

My prayers are with you

fansince'76
06-04-2009, 09:05 PM
You have my deepest thoughts and prayers, BF. God bless.

BlastFurnace
06-04-2009, 09:17 PM
I really appreciate all of you.

Thank you so much for praying for me.

Preacher
06-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Very sorry to hear that. I am praying for you.

PAMillerGrrl83
06-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Lots and lots of prayers for you!!!!

steelwall
06-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Lord bless this child of yours in this time. Bring all positiveness in your childs life you can bring, this I pray in Jesus name.

Amen

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
06-05-2009, 02:17 AM
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck, and God bless. Keep us updated!

Galax Steeler
06-05-2009, 03:53 AM
Thoughts and prayers.

GBMelBlount
06-05-2009, 04:42 AM
I'm sorry to hear Blast.

I am praying for you as I am typing these words, friend. :hug:

GutterflowerSteel
06-05-2009, 05:24 AM
I will definitely keep you in my prayers - and wish you all the best as you undergo your upcoming procedure. God will be with you ... hang in there! :grouphug:

stillers4me
06-05-2009, 05:29 AM
My thoughts are prayers are with you.

klick81
06-05-2009, 10:34 AM
Stay positive, surround yourself with family.

Best of luck. I'm sure you'll be just fine!

SteelCurtain7
06-07-2009, 04:17 AM
Prayers sent.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-07-2009, 08:25 AM
Blast

My prayers, concerns and thoughts are with you brother.

JEFF4i
06-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Best wishes and thoughts your way man.

HometownGal
06-10-2009, 03:30 PM
How are you holding up hon? I'm sending every positive vibe I have your way. :hug:

BlastFurnace
06-11-2009, 09:59 AM
How are you holding up hon? I'm sending every positive vibe I have your way. :hug:

I'm doing ok. My surgery is scheduled to be next Thursday morning to have my kidney removed. My Oncologist has been wonderful with explaining everything that is going on and will happen through the surgery. He is very optimistic that I am going to be just fine.

I feel at peace with it now. I have felt the prayers of so many and I am so grateful for each and every one of them. God has been so good to me through this.

The funny part of this is that I know I need to reduce stress in my life to help with my future overall health. I'm not a stress pocket, but I do get pretty amped up during Steeler games...I'm going to need to work on that this year. I guess I won't watch any more 4th and 1's at the goal line...LOL.

Like I said, I appreciate every kind word said and prayers from those on this board from those I have never personally met. You guys are a great group of people.

Rich

GBMelBlount
06-11-2009, 10:04 AM
The funny part of this is that I know I need to reduce stress in my life to help with my future overall health. I'm not a stress pocket, but I do get pretty amped up during Steeler games...I'm going to need to work on that this year. I guess I won't watch any more 4th and 1's at the goal line...LOL.

Rich

I've been thinking about you every day Rich.

Also, about this Steeler related stress. Perhaps if you became a Browns fan it would reduce your stress SIGNIFICANTLY....Of course then you'd have to worry about major depression... :chuckle:

Good luck my friend.

stlrtruck
06-11-2009, 11:47 AM
I just saw this and I first must apologize for my oblivousness (can I please blame the wee one or atleast my wife - LOL)!

Second, I will lift you up in prayer for healing and peace & comfort of the Lord.

BlastFurnace
06-22-2009, 07:44 AM
I would like to thank all of you who have wished me well, prayed for me, and have asked about me.

Last Thursday morning, I had surgery to remove my left kidney. As my doctor thought in his initial diagnosis, the cancer had not spread to any other organ. They were able to do the surgery liposcopically. I arrived at home on Sunday.

I appreciate you guys.

Thanks again and God Bless all of you.

Rich

klick81
06-22-2009, 10:10 AM
Glad to hear the good news! Hope all goes well for you.

lamberts-lost-tooth
06-22-2009, 11:05 AM
I would like to thank all of you who have wished me well, prayed for me, and have asked about me.

Last Thursday morning, I had surgery to remove my left kidney. As my doctor thought in his initial diagnosis, the cancer had not spread to any other organ. They were able to do the surgery liposcopically. I arrived at home on Sunday.

I appreciate you guys.

Thanks again and God Bless all of you.

Rich

Excellent !!!!

Thanks for the update BF. I know that you have some recuperating to do so we will keep on praying for you!

GBMelBlount
06-22-2009, 08:54 PM
Great news brother! :hug:

stillers4me
06-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Wonderful news! I wish you all the best and my continued prayers for a complete recovery. Sue

Galax Steeler
06-23-2009, 04:08 AM
That is great news.

Kaeg
06-27-2009, 05:33 PM
Thank God it went well for you. Hope you fell 100% soon.