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  • I'm a Grandmom!!!!

    I am so thrilled to share with you an email from my son:

    Dear Friends and family...we proudly welcome our precious baby
    daughter, Scarlett Elizabeth

    After a 14 hour difficult delivery, Jennifer gave birth to our beautiful baby girl at 10:11 pm Tuesday night, October 30th. Scarlett Elizabeth came into this world weighing 8 lbs 5 oz. and 19 inches long. Although mom's delivery was a difficult one, she is doing great and couldn't be happier. Scarlett is also doing wonderfully with all tests coming back with a clean bill of health! Thank you all for your support throughout the pregnancy! We couldn't be happier. The best day of our lives so far! Pictures will be sent in the next day or so once we get a little more organized so stay tuned!!! She has a head full or jet black hair and blue eyes for now.

    I spent the afternoon holding my granddaughter in my arms in the same hospital where my son was treated for TC. In November 2004 he was diagnosed and almost three years later he has a daughter. It has been a very emotional journey and we feel so blessed to have this little miracle. I am trying to attach her picture. If it doesn't work tonight I will have someone help me tomorrow. 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

  • #2
    What a wonderful piece of news. You and Jay must be elated to be grandparents. Being a parent is awesome, but I hear being a grandparent is twice as nice. Many congratulations to you both, and spoil that granddaughter of yours silly!
    "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.


    • #3
      Congratulations Gramma! Enjoy your little blessing!

      Hugs to gramma, grampa, dada, & mama

      Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
      L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
      4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
      AFP started increasing3 wks later
      Residual abdominal mass found on CT
      RPLND 6/8/07
      Cancer in pathology-
      80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
      No adjuvent chemo and
      AFP normalised

      July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!


      • #4
        Originally posted by Fed
        .......and spoil that granddaughter of yours silly!

        Like, DUH!!!!! Dianne, you really do need to let Jeff, Jay and Jenn hold her too!!!!

        I'm so very happy for this wonderful blessing you have!
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


        • #5
          hip hip hooray!
          Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
          Current DVT
          Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

          "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


          • #6
            Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            I Love My Pack!



            • #7
              Very nice! I can't wait.....but it will be a while I'm sure. Sharona
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              • #8
                Welcome to the world, Scarlett Elizabeth! Congratulations, grandma!
                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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                • #9
                  Dancin' a jig over here in Cali! CONGRATULATIONS, Grandma Dianne. I know where Scarlett gets the jet black hair from . I am so very, very happy for your GREAT NEWS. I know my mom would agree with what Fed said, that being a grandparent is twice as nice. Can't wait to see pics. Much, much love Dianne!

                  Congratulations Jeff & Jenn...what a beautiful gift you've been given.

                  Congratulations to Grandpa Jay too!
                  *Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
                  *Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
                  *CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance


                  • #10
                    ALRIGHT!! Great News INDEED!
                    All Smiles Here, Diane and Jay- This is going to be a great Christmas Season!
                    Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
                    Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

                    Please see a physician for medical advice!

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                    • #11
                      Dianne, I am so happy for you. I know how long you've wanted this and you
                      will see how amazing it is to be a grandparent.

                      Fed, it is so different to be a grandparent. I used to work with a gentleman named Jim, who had five children and other than an occasional comment, we hardly ever heard about his kids. Then his grandson was born and that little boy was all he talked about. I finally asked him why we never heard about his kids, but we hear everything about his grandson and he said,

                      "I've always said I'd die for my kids, but I would kill for my grandson!"

                      When my first grandson was born, I finally understood what Jim meant!

                      Enjoy Dianne!!!!



                      • #12
                        That's wonderful news, congratulations to both you and Jay. It gives hope to all of us.
                        Last edited by dadmo; 11-01-07, 10:03 AM.
                        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.


                        • #13
                          Lori and Jon
                          Diagnosed 5/22/2006
                          I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
                          Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
                          3xEP then determined not working
                          HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
                          Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
                          RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
                          2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
                          9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care


                          • #14
                            Congratulations Dianne!!!!!!!
                            Right I/O 4/22/1988
                            RPLND 6/20/1988
                            Left I/O 9/17/2003

                            Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


                            • #15
                              I love stories like this, born in the same hospital where it all began, what sweet justice!!! I got so emotional reading your post you would think it was my granchild, I'm so happy for you!

                              All the best, as has been said, spoil the kid rotten and then turn him back over to his parents.