As some of the regualrs in the chatroom know my girlfriend is really sick. We've been spending a lot of time in the hospital and looking for some alternative treatments. It appears that early next week (re Monday or Tuesday) she will be going in for surgery. They will remove the offending kidney and do a search to see if the cancer has spread. Then she will be going through some rounds of chemo and radiation. I'm not here to pout or sulk, life is a bitch and throws you curveballs sometimes. You just have to readjust your stance and try again. Has anyone gone through anything like this? I'm looking at it realistically, her prognosis isn't great, but it's good. We're taking it one step at a time, but sometimes the next step is the hardest. Anyone know what I mean or am I just rambling? Anyway thanks for hearing me out.