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  • I've had it.

    After not being able to sleep the past few nights with a headache I just can't take it anymore.

    I'm up all night with this headache/toothache and I can't fall asleep until I pass out from exhaustion. I'm mentally fine so if there is a brain tumor it probably hasn't advanced. I know 100% that I have TC and that it's advanced but i'd rather have a 3% survival chance(Or w/e it is) than none.

    I mean seriously what else could it be?

    Six months into what I think is Testicular Cancer with all of these symptoms. Sounds just like Lance Armstrong except im not an adult or in magnificent physical shape. Still I don't want to give up if it is cancer.

    As soon as the Doctor opens i'm telling my mother to make me an appointment(I won't be sleeping anytime soon). I should of done this months ago and I'll let you all know how it goes.

    If my doctor suspects something is wrong will he send me to the hospital for tests like an ultrasound that day?
    Last edited by MHossa; 05-02-06, 05:33 AM.

  • #2
    my doctor had me drop my pants...he took a look at it, touched it once and sent me to get the ultrasound that afternoon.....

    i cant say for sure that he did it cause he knew something was wrong, but it IS the only way to know.

    and good for you, go get checked and try and relax some...(i know at your point right now its easier said than done,) but if it is TC, the odds are on your side. it is one of themost treatable cancers you can get.

    lets hope its something less serious. as for now, good luck and keep us up to date.

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    • #3
      We've pretty much got it set for 8:30 this morning when they open. Obviously we can't make an appointment yet considering they aren't open yet. I just hope I don't fall asleep because I know my mother won't wake me up if I do.

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      • #4
        set an alarm if you can....

        also...you might want to try to explain to her that this is serious, and even if it turns out to be something else, it needed to be addressed regardless, and its very important to you that you both make sure it happens.

        again, good luck and be sure to let us know what the outcome is.

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        • #5
          I have good news and a bit of bad news. My mother somehow "forgot" she had to work at my brother's school today however she made an appointment for tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM. I'll post when I get back tomorrow.

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          • #6
            Leaving very soon (finally). I hope everything turns out ok

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            • #7
              Good luck and keep us posted.
              Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

              Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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              • #8
                any news yet?

                im hoping it went well. youve been in my thoughts and prayers these past few days.

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                • #9
                  I'm finally back. (Mother likes to stay gone all day)

                  My doctor did a very long full check of my testicles and he said he knows what i'm talking when it comes to the hardness. He said he is pretty sure it isn't cancer but he isn't 100% sure and i'll be having an ultrasound at the end of the week or the beginning of next week. I still don't know what is causing this bad headache though. I just hope that the ultrasound is normal. I don't like waiting this long but he must be pretty sure that nothing is wrong. Oh well now I have to go to the dentist tomorrow

                  If this does turn out to be nothing i'm sorry that I wasted everyones time here and thanks for helping and supporting me.
                  Last edited by MHossa; 05-03-06, 05:31 PM.

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                  • #10
                    an ultrasound is the best test to do first...(aside of course from regular self-exams)


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                    even if it turns out to be something other than cancer, we are always here and willing to help any way we can. emotional support goes a long way. most of us have needed it one time or another. to show my personal appreciation for the support was given, i do the same to those people in need, and hope it makes as much of a difference.

                    stay positive. attitude is everything.

                    make sure to keep us up to date...

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                    • #11
                      Glad to hear you've got an ultrasound scheduled. Are you lined up to see a dentist about the toothache?
                      Scott, [email protected]
                      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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                      • #12
                        UltraSound is today in a few hours.

                        10:00.

                        The toothache is keeping me up at night and I still haven't got it checked.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MHossa
                          The toothache is keeping me up at night and I still haven't got it checked.
                          Why not? Does your mother know about it?
                          Scott, [email protected]
                          right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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                          • #14
                            be sure to keep us up to date about the ultrasound.
                            have you still been having the pain there as well?

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                            • #15
                              YES!

                              The ultrasound is normal. NO CANCER!!!

                              YAY!

                              I really can't act excited though with this tooth problem. I think something got infected because when I had my root canal my doctor had to drill through my crown and there has been a huge hole in it for months and food can get up there. The dentist told me I could go for awhile without getting it replaced but I think i've waited a bit too long.

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