Tag Archive: renal cell carcinoma

Nov 03

Giving Thanks, Day 17: November 3, 2017

  Today is the 30th anniversary of my pituitary surgery at NIH. As one can imagine, it hasn’t been all happiness and light.  Most of my journey has been documented here and on the message boards – and elsewhere around the web. My Cushing’s has been in remission for most of these 30 years.  Due …

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Oct 21

Giving Thanks, Day 4: October 21, 2017

  I am so thankful for all my doctors but today I am thankful for Dr. Amir Al-Juburi who saved my life by removing my kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma).   In 2006 I picked up my husband for a biopsy and took him to an outpatient surgical center. While I was there waiting for …

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May 09

Irony

  11 years ago today, I had my left kidney and 10 pounds of cancer removed.  This anniversary is, of course, a big    A few weeks before that surgery, I had returned to Johns Hopkins to be retested for Growth Hormone.  There’s a whole lot of info on my past experiences with HGH in my …

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Nov 03

Giving Thanks, Day 1

  Today is the 29th anniversary of my pituitary surgery at NIH. As one can imagine, it hasn’t been all happiness and light.  Most of my journey has been documented here and on the message boards – and elsewhere around the web. My Cushing’s has been in remission for most of these 29 years.  Due …

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May 09

NED for 9 years!

  NED stands for No Evidence of Disease   Amazing! It’s Been 9 Years, Already.   Today is the Ninth Anniversary of my kidney cancer surgery.  These nine years have been bonus years for me.  What were the odds I’d get kidney cancer? According to my “risk factors”, I “should” have had colon cancer because …

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