Life Changes: Kidney Removal

I had my left kidney removed at the end of March 2016. I had gone in to the
ER due to stomach pains (which turned out to be ovarian cysts) and the doctors did a CT Scan. That’s when they noticed the lesion on my kidney. I was told shortly thereafter that is was indeed cancer, but the place it was located inside of the kidney made it probable that it could reoccur after being removed.
I was devastated. I just remember being so scared! That big C word is very frightening. I was set up for surgery during the last week of March 2016 and ended up staying in the hospital for 5 days.
Even though the surgery was 2 years ago, I am still recovering mentally. I know that sounds strange, but ever since the surgery, I feel different. My now husband was there for me during my recovery and I am so grateful! It seems like the kidney removal began a downward spiral for me mentally. It made me feel “broken”. It’s been scary knowing that I’ve added one more thing to my list of health issues to watch out for. I am already a type 2 diabetic who suffers from depression and PTSD.
God brought me through the surgery with a clean bill of health and I am so thankful! The recovery was long, but He had put someone in my life to be there for me when I needed it the most. God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL!


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