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    Hey all,
    For the second time this month Josh is sick again with a flu virus. This time it is body aches, fever, and sore throat. He works with about 90 kids in a afterschool program. I think it's time for a flu shot!!!! Is his immune system still low after 6 mos post chemo??? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    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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    not sure about the chemo but i was told after radiation to expect about 8-10 months before my body was normal. hope all goes well and do get him the shot. god bless, brian.
    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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    • #3
      Hi Jane, he is probably picking up alot of things from the little ones....not happy to hear Josh is feeling under the weather....I think he needs a flu shot, even though Chris wouldn't get one himself.....hope Josh feels hiimself soon...Mary Ellen

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      • #4
        Flu Shot

        Hello Jane. My husband is four months post chemo and had his check up yesterday and they basically told him to roll up his sleeve. He's never gotten a flu shot but did yesterday with no fuss or hesitation. They did this even though his preliminary wbc and rbc were fine. I would recommend it as I had a couple of bad bouts as a teenager with visits to the ER over the flu. After the second bad case I started getting mine and haven't stopped. Hope he gets to feeling better, around here after winter gets out the door we jump right into allergy season. 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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        • #5
          Hi Jane.
          I have 2 wonderfull daughters (age 3 and 5) and I go the the daycare every day. Now, 5 month post chemo I really don't pick up anything - out of the ordinary. And my bloodtests have shown normal white blood cells for approx. 3 month now.
          Josh is very exposed though and eventhough his whites are up to level, his general condition is weaker than it used to be.
          I'm still getting more tired than I used to and in general "out of shape" - which is very accurate (gained quite a few lbs).
          My doc - who's been in this game for 30+ years - says that it takes a year or so to get back to normal.

          Give it some time and nurse him well (i'm sure you do all the time).
          It's still an agreeable outcome of a cancer disease. Almost all other types are so much more gruesome.

          Best Wishes
          Jens
          Embryonal carcinoma, stage II,
          3 x BEP, apr - june 2005
          Surveillance

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          • #6
            Hello Everyone.
            Thanks so much for your responses and well wishes for Josh. He went to the doctor on Friday and found out he has strep throat. Thank godness he went when he did. Thanks FRIENDS for all your support.
            Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.!!!!
            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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            • #7
              Josh must be on antibiotics now? Happy Thanksgiving to you!
              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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              • #8
                Hi Scott,
                Yes, he is. Do you think he would slow down and rest? KIDS. Thanks Scott.
                have a great Holiday.
                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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                • #9
                  sorry to hear..

                  its been awhile.hope he gets better quick! much love,james
                  Treatment
                  Non-Seminoma, Stage II
                  Right Guy Removed
                  4X BEP ending 6/3/2005
                  RPLND 7/1/05

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                  • #10
                    Hi JimmyDean,
                    Was glad to hear from you. Josh is fine. How are you doing???? How is life??
                    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
                      Life is

                      simply great !! :-)
                      Treatment
                      Non-Seminoma, Stage II
                      Right Guy Removed
                      4X BEP ending 6/3/2005
                      RPLND 7/1/05

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