ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Imagine if doctors have eliminated both kidneys only then admit that they have no kidney cancer?
Linda Woolley, 73, said that was exactly what happened to her. "I was not happy real," said Mrs. Englewood to KDVR.
Woolley should have a dialysis treatment three times a week for treatments that last four hours for each visit.
"My life has changed completely. Dialysis is not a picnic no matter how you get it, you steal from your life," Woolley.
In May, doctors at the University of Colorado Hospital eliminated the two kidneys of Woolley. In an interview with KDVR, Woolley said doctors told him that surgery was necessary because he probably had a kidney cancer based on pathology reports.
KDVR obtained a copy of a March 2018 biopsy that shows "no evidence of malignancy" and the results "consistent with a benign process."
However, two months later, the doctors removed both kidneys. "A big mistake, big mistake" is how Woolley described the operation.
A new biopsy carried out after the kidneys were eliminated found that "there is no evidence of carcinoma" and "no massive lesions are identified", which means no cancer.
Now Linda Woolley needs at least one new kidney and the average hope for a transplant in the United States is seven years.
The hospital did not offer Linda an excuse or an explanation; however, it will not even recognize that Linda was a patient despite her willingness to sign a patient's privacy release form.
"It's scary because you have no choice when you enter a hospital. You trust that they will take care of you," said Woolley.
Linda Woolley kept a lawyer to represent him in a possible lawsuit.
She is still not healthy enough to get to the list of kidney kidney transplants, but when it is, she will join more than 95,000 Americans on that list.