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    Well our journey which began on December 16th came to a good close (sort of, it's never over, just ask dadmo). Dr. Baines who operated on both of Alex's lungs taking out a total of 11 nodules called to say the Pathology Report showed no active cancer. There is nothing left in his body caused by the cancer and the includes one testicle, one kidney and a nice portion of his lungs.

    We got to know the staff in the recovery room at Sloan real well, three major operations in seven weeks does that to you. They are a great bunch. The 14th floor (for the lungs) all knew Alex and high fived him on the way out.

    He is in a great deal of pain from the surgery but he refuses to whine. He is ready to go back to school in August (boy will we cry that day). I don't know why this happens to people but we truly appreciate every moment moe than ever.

    Thanks for the support over these long sevenn months. We couldn't have done it without you.


  • #2
    Thanks for the update! Glad to hear this is behind you and Alex is recovering from the surgeries and looking ahead . Best wishes for health and happiness!!
    Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


    • #3
      All the best with continued clear surveillance.
      My thoughts and prayers,
      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


      • #4
        Wonderful news...good luck to Alex and all of you....when Chris leaves for college it is always have them and then they have to be on their own....continued health and happiness...Mary Ellen


        • #5

          Alex and you have been through so much... I'm glad to hear things are going well. Best wishes for continued good news!
          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.


          • #6
            Wow, has it really been seven months?! Congratulations on making it through!

            I'm glad to hear this chapter is behind you, and I think a whole new book is about to start.
            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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            • #7
              Another victory against cancer !!! I am glad to hear it

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


              • #8
                Great news, and you're right, we often wondered about the why's too. Here's wishes for continued healing and just getting back to normal. April
                Wesley's TC
                90% Embryonal 10% Seminoma
                Stage IIIa
                Treatment: Left I/O 4/11/05
                4XBEP 4/25/05
                08/05 -Surveillance & Many Scans/X-rays


                • #9
                  Hi, I tried sending a personal email, but your a popular guy and its full. So hope you don't mind my posting here.

                  First, congratulations to your family and your son. It is inspiring to know there is another cancer survivor - best of luck to your son.

                  My husband is 36 and has enlarged lymph nodes (about 5 - 6 cm) in his mediastinum, belly and on each side of his neck. We are trying to decide between Sloan and IU for surgery. We haven't met the surgeons at Sloan yet but were given the names of Bains (for chest), Sheinfeld (belly) and one for the neck. If you don't mind, I have a couple questions:

                  - did you consider IU? if yes, why did you go with Sloan

                  - were you comfortable with Dr. Bains

                  - Your son had 3 operations in 7 weeks. We just assumed there would need to be several weeks healing time in between surgeries - can you elaborate on what surgeries your son had and why they were done so quickly.

                  - overall thoughts on care/service/surgeons at Sloan?

                  I know these are personal questions and will completely understand if you'd rather not answer.

                  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