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    I'm at work, as I speak, Russell is driving down to see his grandmother. She is dying of cancer. To the ones who I know will understand-thank-you, Russell's Mom, Sharon
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  • #2
    I'm sorry.
    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
      Sharon -

      You guys are in my prayers!
      Brett, Stage IIIB Non-Seminoma Extra-Gonadal Germ Cell Tumor 7/12/06, 4xBEP 7/31/06 - 10/17/06, enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes found 5/22/07, bi-lateral RPLND and Left I/O 6/05/07, 2xVIP 7/16/07 - 8/11/07, spot on spleen found 9/13/07 - DOH!, PET scan sked 10/29/07


      • #4
        My best wishes to your whole family, Sharon.
        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
          I'm so sorry, Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
          Brother Diag. 10/05 Non-Sem.
          Right I/O 11/05
          4XBEP 8/06
          RPLND 12/06
          2X VIP 1/22/07
          Only completed 1 Rd.


          • #6
            losing hold

            Russell's first post-op CT will be on Wed when he returns. There are moments when I am losing hold now. Will keep trusting. I know how to get back. Russell's Mom, Sharon
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            • #7
              My thoughts and prayers and with you , Russell and his Grandmother. I'm sure you're a mess waiting for the CT, but you have shown yourself to be one very strong woman, and you will be strong for this as well.
              Thinking of you,
              Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


              • #8
                THinking and praying for both you and Russell. Fond memories of his Grandmother will make Russell stronger.
                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.

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                • #9
                  My family is praying for yours and hoping for the best all around.



                  • #10
                    Sharon, sending you and your son prayers and best wishes. I am very sorry to hear about his grandmother. I hope all the scans go well. I think of your son and often go back and look at the wonderful picture you posted of him smiling with that child. He seems very special.

                    Hang on...we are with you

                    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


                    • #11
                      I completely understand what Russell is going through. Many years ago, I lost my Abuelita to breast cancer. It was very rough on all of our family being that she was the strongest lady we have ever known. I am sure Russell's Grandmother is really proud of all the accomplishments and successes he has garnered over the last few years. We're all here for both of you.
                      "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.


                      • #12
                        My husband's CT is on Wed as well. You and Russlle are in my thoughts.


                        Husband Right I/O 09/06
                        -70% Embryonal Carcinoma
                        -20% Teratoma
                        -10% Yolk Sac Tumor
                        11/06- lymph nodes 1.8x1.4 and 1.9x1.4
                        12/06-PET Scan confirms activity in lymph nodes, lymph nodes 2.2x2.2 and 2.4x2.3
                        1/07-Start 3xBEP
                        4/07-PET clear, lymph nodes down to 1.1x0.5 and 1.8x1.0
                        6/07-lymph nodes 1.2x1.0 and 1.9x.9
                        8/07-lymph nodes 1.1x1.0 and 2.0x1.2
                        10/07-lymph nodes 2.0x1.5 and 2.7x1.8
                        11/07- PostChemo LRPLND-found burnt out teratoma
                        11/09-Enlarging lymph node 1.2 cm near renal veins


                        • #13
                          you and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

                          - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
                          - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
                          - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
                          - normal markers PRE surgery
                          - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
                          - Stage I diagnosis
                          - surveillance
                          - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
                          - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
                          - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
                          - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
                          - back on surveillance


                          • #14
                            Thinking of you all.
                            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
                              last night

                              So I am at work and will need to be careful with my emotions. Russell spent the night with his Grandmother and an uncle. There were concerns to be taken care of during the night. He stepped forward. - Today we are working long distance to set up his CTs and his Prednisone will be adjusted after phone conversation with the Pulmonologist. These words seem so trivial compared to the feeling.....there is nothing more that a mother could want from a son. These are very difficult days, he is living as strong as one can get, he is very alive!! Deepest gratitude for your support. Take care, Russell's Mom, Sharon
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