Millions of people have gone through what I have just dealt with. And each of us has a story. Here's mine. Maybe it can help someone you love.
The Bad News
On the afternoon of April 28th, I received a call from my primary care physician. I had seen him earlier that day for a pre-surgery physical for cataract surgery and in response to very gentle and open ended question, I told him about a minor pain in my left side. He was confident in his diagnosis of diverticulitis, but decided to order a CT scan just to be safe. That was how the "mass" was discovered in my right kidney.