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Voice of Kidney Cancer – Joyce’s Story

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Joyce’s Story

Four years ago today my husband went to the emergency room for what I was certain was kidney stones. Flank pain and bloody urine that came on quickly. Everyone at the ER agreed until the CT scan came back. I’ll never forget the first time we heard the diagnosis. Kidney cancer.

That night was one of the longest in our lives. I remember curling up next to him on the stretcher trying to find some comfort for both of us. With God’s grace we have continued to find comfort through our faith. Feeling grateful today that we are still able to snuggle and spend time together.

Life is so different today. But since this journey began we have gone skiing in Utah, bought a travel trailer saw Yellowstone covered in snow and so many beautiful sights in our national parks out west. We went kayaking on the Suwannee and both coasts of Florida. Just this past year we did a road trip to Maine where we feasted on fresh lobster and saw whales in the wild.

I love him more each day and treasure each memory we have made along the way. It certainly was not always easy. But I wouldn’t miss on minute of our time together. I don’t know what we have in our future but I know that I am grateful for each minute. God is good each and every day.

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