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    Hello there. Some of you may remember me from December. It's been a bit. My husband has gone through a tandem transplant. He got out of the hospital after the second transplant on January 11th and went back to work in February. He had his first scan on Monday 3/27 since the treatment. We go tomorrow to go over the results with the bone marrow specialist. We are both worried, but hopeful.
    I wonder how some of you have handled the test results after treatment? I wonder, does this fear ever really go away? Is it different or more intense after a recurrence? How far would you go for a cure? How long could you do it?
    What was the most important thing to you about your closest caregiver? Have any of you done a will or looked into funeral arrangements? Would that mean you were giving up?
    I hope we get good news tomorrow. I’ll try to post again on Friday to let anyone know what the scan showed.

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    I have often wondered how you were doing. Glad he is through the transplant process and back to work. I don't think we would ever give up trying to find a cure. When my husband got his TC back in 1980 his doctor told us to "get our affairs in order." We did. It is very important to have a will regardless of your health situation expecially if you have children. You just never know when tragedy is going to strike. Each state law is different regarding dying "intestate" (without a will). Do you want the courts to determine assets/care of children or do you want to? Do you want a quick process or a long drawn out process. Check around for legal counsel. I think a simple will could cost as little as $100. 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