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    Well I am not sure whats going on now but Iam starting to get the same wierd feeling in my left (remaining testicle) i had in my right before the pain and the removal of it....Not very happy where i think this may be leading to the removal of second and last boy not sure what i am feeling is normal could it be only testicle working overtime for the other or effect from radiation not sure if its just paranoia(SP?) not sure i care at this point i just dont want to lose the last one

  • #2
    It's probably nothing. It's hard to not associate every pain or ache with cancer. Just get it checked.
    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.


    • #3
      Hey Newbe,
      I believe many of us have gone through the same thing... your remaining boy will now have to work overtime. I don't know whether pain of that sort means that, though. One of the things that really sucks about having had cancer is, like dadmo said, that every little ache and pain invariably makes your mind wander and think that it's back. It gets better, but it takes time. You should keep doing self exams on your remaining guy, but don't overdo it, or you'll "drive yourself nut" (I borrowed this quote from someone else in the Forum ).
      "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
      11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
      12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


      • #4
        i had the same exact feeling recently. in fact, i was so sure that i had it again that i thought about going to the emergency room to get an ultrasound because all the urologists were closed on weekends. i spent so much time thinking about it and doing self-exams. it can make you go crazy, i know.

        the only way to make yourself feel better is to go to the doctor and get an ultrasound. otherwise you'll be torturing yourself with all the tricks that your mind plays on you.

        my case turned out to be a swollen epididymis and the ultrasound was negative. there was a calcification spot, but that is about it. everything is great.

        do yourself a favor and get the ultrasound done ASAP so that you know what is going on.

        good luck.


        • #5
          thanks for the words of encouragement funny thing is last nite i felt fine no discomfort no pain well as today i feel fine actually feel good I have a real paranoid streak after this event was just hightened but I think it was about 99.9% mentally psyching myself out into believing I had pain again I dont know I guess its just me being me but happy to report believe was all is good!!


          • #6
            I think a lot of us here have gone through the same paranoia. I know every twinge of pain I feel I get really scared, but that is what check ups are for.

            I do now tell all of my guy friends to call their doctor immediately if they feel pain down there. Oh and to check em out every now and then.
            I/O March 05
            40% Seminoma, 60% Embryonal Carcinoma
            3xBEP June-Sept
            Nodes pre chemo 1.9cm, after .8mm
            Surveillance now every 6 months
            May 2007 - CT & markers clear
            Nodes now completely undetectable