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    Well, this has nothing to do with testicular cancer!

    Obviously, I didn't have enough excitement in my life. I came home and stepped into my kitchen this afternoon to discover water pouring from the ceiling. Some tubing connecting pipes in our forced hot water heating system had burst in the wall behind the upstairs bathroom. Yikes!
    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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    What a weird picture I got from that. Scott’s incredible journey, shrunken to miniature size and sent into his own abdomen to repair a leak.
    Last edited by dadmo; 01-16-06, 07:40 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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    • #3
      Ha! If it's not one leak, it's another!
      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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      • #4
        How bad is the damage?
        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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        • #5
          I'm not certain yet. The kitchen ceiling will definitely need repair. I'm hoping the (brand new!) cabinets won't. The water leaked through the kitchen floor and ruined a bunch of tiles in the suspended ceiling in the basement. Some second-floor carpeting probably has to be replaced.

          The plumber has done his work, and we'll find out tomorrow how much other work is required. $500 deductible on the homeowners policy.

          (This should cost less than repairing me did, anyway! )
          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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          • #6
            Well that stinks but the insurance will cover most of it. The money aside the inconvience of it is awful. I guess there really isn't much you can do about it now. I do hope your cabinets are ok, they can be a pain to get fixed.
            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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            • #7
              sorry to here this scott. boy what an inconvenience. just make sure you get the whole mess cleaned out and really dry. any thing that came in contact with water may produce MOLD later. i'm speaking from personal experience here. good luck
              diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008

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              • #8
                Definitely sorry to hear about the mess Scott. As Brian said be on the lookout for mold. I spent about a year tracking down and finally fixing a basement foundation leak, and the allergies I got from the mold were really bad. I hope the repairs go well.
                Fish
                TC1
                Right I/O 4/22/1988
                RPLND 6/20/1988
                TC2
                Left I/O 9/17/2003
                Surveillance

                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.

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                • #9
                  Sorry to hear about this, we had a situation similar about 10 years ago. My husband's grandpa lived with us and was very hard of hearing. I got home one evening and noticed water pouring out of the corner of the house in the front yard. In that room was our laundry room that was off of the master bedroom. Papa Clyde never heard the water line disconnect from the wall to the washer and there was a couple of inches of water in our bedroom. Not to mention the side of the yard being watered. Fortunately there wasn't another floor below. What a cleanup!!! Yucky stuff. I definitely feel your pain here. Hope you get everything back the way it was soon. April
                  Wesley's TC
                  Non-Seminoma
                  90% Embryonal 10% Seminoma
                  Stage IIIa
                  Treatment: Left I/O 4/11/05
                  4XBEP 4/25/05
                  08/05 -Surveillance & Many Scans/X-rays

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                  • #10
                    Scott,
                    If it's not one thing it's another. Life can sure be challenging.
                    This will be a piece of cake considering what you have already been through.
                    Good luck! Sorry!
                    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
                      I was so sure 2006 was going to be better than 2005, but it's off to a rip-roaring start. Yesterday, high winds brought down a big pine tree in our front yard. It only brushed the house, taking the gutter off the garage, but it landed flat on the well pump.

                      That's just the warm-up act. Here's the real kicker. The water pipe in the heating system that was just replaced apparently was defective, as the new pipe burst last night. The damage this time isn't as extensive, and fortunately (?) the repairs weren't even completed yet from the first time this happened.

                      At least it's the house rather than my health, but even so, I've had enough already!!
                      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
                        Yikes!!! I'm really at a loss about what to say. It has to get easier from this point foward.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Hang in there Scott.....I thought it was just us that had those things happen to them...hope all works out...Mary Ellen

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                          • #14
                            My goodness, if the little things are supposed to keep us on our toes then you are way ahead of the rest of us. Hope this all gets worked out for you soon, our problem area at home is glass, as in the big windows in the front of the house. In two years I think there is only one room that we haven't had to replace a window pane of some sort in. I feel for you!!! April
                            Wesley's TC
                            Non-Seminoma
                            90% Embryonal 10% Seminoma
                            Stage IIIa
                            Treatment: Left I/O 4/11/05
                            4XBEP 4/25/05
                            08/05 -Surveillance & Many Scans/X-rays

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