Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Larry's Kidney

For those of you who know us in real life, or have been reading along for over a year, you may remember our huge scare last year with Larry's kidney. (You can read about it here, here, here, here, ok, you know what, it's pretty much throughout Nov and December of last year) Anyway, many links later and long story short, Larry has a mass on his right kidney that was approximately one and a half inches big. It was odd because it's not solid, but not completely liquid either. After seeing three specialist, we finally had a diagnosis of benign mass with retesting scheduled in a year.

On Friday the 4th, Larry went in for his CT with contrast. Larry is a wuss when it comes to anything medical related, so he popped a Xanax when we got there, which promptly put him in drunkville. I looked at the Rx later and the dr. had prescribed him 2mg. Holy Cow, it's a wonder he could walk. So anyway, we make it through the IV and the CT and now we just had to wait.

Last year, the waiting was brutal, we went back and forth with doctors who wanted to remove the kidney, to doing nothing, to freaking out, etc. This year, I was ok. He hasn't had any problems and I just had faith it was all right. Apparently, Larry had been a bit more concerned because when the doctor called him last night with the report, after the conversation, Larry's tone was noticeably lighter.

The Urologist told him that not only had the mass not grown, it had actually shrunk about a half an inch and was clearer for them to see. He followed by saying it is definitely benign and we will recheck again in a year.

For everyone who lived with us through this scare last year, I thank you again for your support and prayers.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

I didn't know about all this as I (obviously)wasn't blogging or reading blogs last year. I am so happy for your good news - it must have been very scary to go through.

tamara said...

I was just thinking the other day about all of that and how scary it was. It sounds great that it has shrunk. I guess the good Lord does hear us, despite our many flaws!

Rebecca said...

What wonderful news!

carrie said...

That is so exciting. God is good!

Anne said...

Good for you all. Maybe eventually it will just disappear. You and your husband are so young. It is a shame that you have to worry about issues like this.