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    Had my first post-lung surgery CT today, everything went smoothly. Back on surveillance. Dr. Einhorn faxed their pathology opinion on the resected mass, and they agreed it was mature teratoma.

    Interesting to read the original pathology report. The wedge they took out was 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm, although the pass itself was 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm. They don't take any chances with this stuff. What would have been interesting to see is how they got the wedge out, considering the thoracscopy ports were only abut 3 cm long.

    I made a new hat for the occassion (couldn't find one of those novelty "beer can hats" on short notice, so I redneck-rigged it). I guess to truly be redneck I would used duck tape instead of painters mask. Oh well.
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    Vinny (aka Frank)
    http://vinnysgotcancer.blogspot.com

    left I/O 1/5/05; 95%EC / 5% mature teratoma; stage IIIC
    4x BEP 1/24/05 - 4/11/05; RPLND (left side) 5/31/05
    VATS resection of teratoma from left lung 4/26/06
    Presently surveilling

  • #2
    I'm going to have to make one of those. This summer we plan on having a "white trash" party and that will work great. It should look wonderful with my cut off farmer jeans and flannel shirt with no sleeves.
    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.

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    • #3
      Yeah, it kind reminds me of a joke from some sitcom many years back (maybe "Friends"). It goes something like this, two guys are getting ready to go out:

      "Hey, what do you think goes with these overalls?"

      "I don't know, but I can tell you what doesn't go with them: money and chicks."
      Vinny (aka Frank)
      http://vinnysgotcancer.blogspot.com

      left I/O 1/5/05; 95%EC / 5% mature teratoma; stage IIIC
      4x BEP 1/24/05 - 4/11/05; RPLND (left side) 5/31/05
      VATS resection of teratoma from left lung 4/26/06
      Presently surveilling

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      • #4
        Vinny:
        Is your avatar the guy they used in the movie airport?
        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.

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        • #5
          Dadmo

          I remember this movie and the avatar is the same.
          Eric

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

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          • #6
            Surely you can't be serious?

            I am serious...and don't call me Shirley.

            Actually, the movie in question is Airplane! (Airport is one of those 70s melodramas about a plane in danger, no gags in that movie).

            But yes, it was one of those send-in-a-proof-of-purchase-and-five-bucks offers on the back of the new DVD release. I was a bit disappointed by it's size -- it's only about 14" tall and no movable parts -- but that's the way those mail order things are. Size DOES matter!

            Still, it does have the "oral inflation hose" in the correct place and I did send in this pic to an aviation e-zine and managed to win a free hat. I think "Otto" will wind up in our flying club hangar as our mascot.

            "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
            Vinny
            Attached Files
            Vinny (aka Frank)
            http://vinnysgotcancer.blogspot.com

            left I/O 1/5/05; 95%EC / 5% mature teratoma; stage IIIC
            4x BEP 1/24/05 - 4/11/05; RPLND (left side) 5/31/05
            VATS resection of teratoma from left lung 4/26/06
            Presently surveilling

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            • #7
              With the right outfit he could be your vinny me. You could use one of your dog implants to complete the look.
              Last edited by dadmo; 05-21-06, 09:21 PM.
              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.

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              • #8
                Hey Vinny
                Maybe you could enter your invention into the running for the next season of American Inventor........
                Moffitt Cancer Institute
                CANCER SUCKS
                Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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