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    I went to Moffitt clinic for blood work, chest x rays, ct-scan, MRI and follow up visit.... I finally got the one year all clear.... Seems like 10 years but it's only been one year.. Dadmo and Scott-- As an early celebration I went scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico this week end and followed that doing a shot of Jager (In your honor)at Senor Frogs!!!!!!!!
    Moffitt Cancer Institute
    CANCER SUCKS
    Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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    Congratulation Don

    And by the way, the last time i went to playa del carmen is in 1993. I think it's about time for me to return there it was a so nice place.
    Eric

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

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    • #3
      That's great. I wish it was an easier year for you but you did it. Congratulations. How did it feel to get back in the water? You must have been thrilled. I hope you stayed inside 1, 1 1/2 atmospheres.
      Last edited by dadmo; 06-21-06, 09:51 PM.
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by Don
        I finally got the one year all clear...
        Man, that is the greatest news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
        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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        • #5
          Don, you are an inspiration to all of us!
          Congrats on your one year clear!!!

          Diane

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          • #6
            Don,

            When I was going through 4xBEP--and I'm not making this up--your story kept me going when I didn't think I could continue. Best wishes for a long and happy life!!

            mrb
            Left I/O 6/24/05
            100% Embryonal Cell Carcinoma, Stage III
            4xBEP August - October 2005
            Surveillance since Nov. 2005

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            • #7
              CONGRATS!!! You've had one heck of a year!!! I wish you smooth sailing from now on and a full, healthy, happy life. Your strength and attitude are greatly admired. I even have tears in my eyes!
              Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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              • #8
                That is really great news, Don. I hope this next year is uneventful! Dianne
                Spouse: I/O 8/80; embryonal, seminoma, teratoma; RPLND 9/80 - no reoccurrence - HRT 8/80; bladder cancer 11/97; reoccurrence: 4X
                Son: I/O 11/04; embryonal, teratoma; VI; 3XBEP; relapse 5/08; RPLND 6/18/08 - path: mature teratoma

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                • #9
                  Good News first thing in the morning...congrats...Mary Ellen

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                  • #10
                    WOW!!!
                    Congratulations on the awesome reports. I can't think of anyone more deserving than you to have some good news. Enjoy!
                    jane
                    Jane
                    Mother of TC survivor.
                    Son, Josh 20, diagnosed Jan. 24, 2005. Left Orchiechtomy Jan.31, 2005. 4XBPE March 7th to May 28th 2005.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Don
                      As an early celebration I went scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico this week end and followed that doing a shot of Jager (In your honor)at Senor Frogs!!!!!!!!
                      Don:

                      EXCELLENT news !

                      I thought scuba diving post Bleo was a no-no ?

                      Best Wishes
                      Last edited by Scott; 06-22-06, 09:07 PM. Reason: fixed an open QUOTE tag
                      Dec/04-Right I/O-nonseminoma (95%E/C),Stage 1, surveillance
                      Nov/05- 2.2 cm lymph node= Stage II A
                      Nov/05 -Jan/06-3 x BEP
                      Jan/06 -Surveillance



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                      • #12
                        Thats great news Don! Glad to hear it.
                        Diagnosed 10/03/03
                        I/O 10/15/03
                        RPLND 1/21/04
                        Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
                        Completed the Boston Marathon 4/17/06
                        Baby Riley born on 3/29/09

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                        • #13
                          Don,

                          Your a real triumph against the odds, and from reading some of your posts I'm amazed how much strength you've had to get clean. Good luck to you, and post many more clean reports.

                          I'm always astonished when I read the details in your signature!!

                          Davie
                          Diagnosed March 2006, Stage IIB, 3cm RP mass
                          10% Seminoma, 90% Non-Seminoma (Embryonal, and a tiny amount of choriocarcinoma and teratoma)
                          Prechemo bHCG-2648, AFP-582
                          3xBEP March-June, markers normalised
                          3 months postchemo - 1.2cm residual RP mass
                          RPLND September 2006 - mostly necrotic tissue plus tiny amount of well differentiated teratoma
                          June 2009 - TRT commenced to help out my lefty
                          May 2011 - check-up, all clear

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                          • #14
                            Davie:
                            As a general rule you will be told that you cannot dive after BEP. I will not endorse anyone diving who has had BEP. With that said, if you wait 1-2 years after treatment and get a pulmonologists ok, and you are very disciplined, you may be able to dive to a depth of roughly 25 feet. Don happens to be very experienced and very disciplined. It can be risky even with a doctor’s ok. Diving after BEP is serious business. As the commercials on TV say I don’t recommend you trying this at home the people you are watching are paid professionals.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the well wishes from everyone and please let it be know that alot of my strength and sanity was gained though this web-site. I hope that in the next year I hear many others sharing the same news I have.

                              I regards to scuba-diving post BEP it is in 98% of cases a no-no for at least 2-5 five years and possibly never. I had a pulmonary function test before I dove. The doctor looked at me and Laughed and said I have the lung capacity of an athlete. I attribute the bounce back to years and years of diving- As Dadmo said I am a Very disiplined diver with many,many years of experience from being a diver in the Navy . I admit I jumped the gun with the pulmonary function test but I went on a shear hunch and luckily my hunch was right. I would not recommend it for an in-experienced diver- wait your time ,have the test and go from their.... Best of luck and Thanks again to all!!!!! DON
                              Moffitt Cancer Institute
                              CANCER SUCKS
                              Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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