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  • rplnd

    hello all

    it is great to be on the up side of dirt . could not resist. all went well with surgery in indy. on 7-12. dr foster is a great surgeon to have as well as dr einhorn to have in your corner. pathology reports were in sat. morn 7-14 and there was no malignacy found just scar tissue. both docters are very happy with out come. as luck would have it the ct disc i took out there to indy. they could not open the disc and they just couldnt beleive the report that was enclosed from the radiologist here in town which reported all 3 scans were clear and normal. dr foster sent me to dr. einhorn and we talked about the possibilties of no surgery. as i told him beings how the surgery is already scheduled for in the morn we might as well go for it and he said that is a very could choice with a pat on the back :-).
    had surgery the 12 of july and met all criteria....walk, pass gas and sit in chair. and that was by sat. sunday dr. foster came in and chatted abit and gave us the choice to stay or go home. i wanted to go home. i was discharged sunday after lunch. of which i had none.
    went to walgreens for painkillers and we were on our way home . 5 hr trip
    the surgery after effects werent too bad. followed dr. orders for a few days and really no problems.
    took advice from the forums here till day 6six....just jello and water.

    thank-you for the advice, thoughts and prayers....to all that have to go through with this....its not that bad but do not stop until you find that docter that knows what to do and how to do it.oh and margaret you stay on that soap box.... there is nothing wrong with that.....me i would have given him both barrels ;-).

    thanks

    kendall

    fight the good fight and dont give up.
    severe back pain ( found to be tumor rpgct) no pain/irregularities with twins at all
    diagnosed 11-15-06 stage 3c mets to lungs/shortness of breath, choriocarcinoma, hcg 212,000
    11-16-06 1st of 4 rnds. in patient bep
    2-07 1st of 3 rnds. in patient salvage tip
    met dr. einhorn 4-17-07 ultra-sound (1st one)
    5-10-07 left i/o (immature teratoma)
    7-12-07 rplnd (dr.foster)
    8-16-07 all-clear and in surveillance mode
    started TRT...androgel 12-5-08
    fight the good fight...you can win

  • #2
    Kendall! It's great to hear everything went well and you're back home.
    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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    • #3
      It's great to hear that you are home and on the mend. Best of luck with the remainder of your recovery, and congratulations!
      "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.

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      • #4
        Kendall,
        So glad you're home and everything went well, and the path report is fantastic!! Rest up, heal well, and LiveSTRONG!
        Last edited by Karen; 07-30-07, 08:27 AM.
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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        • #5
          WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO! That's great news Kendall...you've been in our thoughts. Glad to hear everything went well...we are so happy for you.

          Best wishes to Deb!
          Maria
          *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

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          • #6
            So happy to hear this! Congrats to you.

            May you heal fully and completely!

            -M

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            • #7
              i forgot that there was one more little detail. we talked with dr. foster about the nerve sparing technecs (sp) and he would do the best he could. after surgery we were catting with dr. and asked about the the nerves. he said he did what he could but the tumor at one time had pulled nerves from the right over to the left. time will tell as what damage was done. so all in all if that is the only fly in the ointment....thats not too bad.

              kendall
              severe back pain ( found to be tumor rpgct) no pain/irregularities with twins at all
              diagnosed 11-15-06 stage 3c mets to lungs/shortness of breath, choriocarcinoma, hcg 212,000
              11-16-06 1st of 4 rnds. in patient bep
              2-07 1st of 3 rnds. in patient salvage tip
              met dr. einhorn 4-17-07 ultra-sound (1st one)
              5-10-07 left i/o (immature teratoma)
              7-12-07 rplnd (dr.foster)
              8-16-07 all-clear and in surveillance mode
              started TRT...androgel 12-5-08
              fight the good fight...you can win

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              • #8
                Kendall, great news! And don't worry if you have retrograde. My husband said it was the same as before and it does have its benefits after the childbearing years! 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

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                • #9
                  Hi Kendall, so glad everything went so well. Aren't those docs out in Indy great? Continue to rest up!
                  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

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