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    Just a quick update to say that I came out of hospital from a right orchidectomy yesterday. Was in quite a bit of pain at first, but now I can hobble about and get in/out of bed without too much wincing, so am hoping its a good sign. Will gingerly venture outside into the sun for a bit tomorrow to at least stave off cabin fever.

    The doc confirmed the lups looked tumourous, but he's not given me any details from the CT scans yet - these have been passed on to a different specialist so i need to wait to see him next week. But the impression i've been given is that it all looks early stage so fingers crossed for the next stage.

    THings only really hit home in the bathroom last night - seeing my scrotum look purple and swollen - but clearly slightly emptier than before. Felt a bit upsetting seeing that, but only for a while. I'm being fairly level headed about it all (I think my friends would cope with me better if i was upset and not joking about it!). Its too sunny to be upset, so i'm just looking forward to the future - buying a house with my g/f at the mo so that's enough worry!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tatt
    ...buying a house with my g/f at the mo so that's enough worry!
    Yeah... that and the World Cup!!!

    It does come as a bit of a shock when you first look down... I didn't even realise that I was gonna get shaved down there!

    Stay positive

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    • #3
      It will all be fine after a week or two you won't even notice that it is missing!
      Just remember to keep the ice on it for a few days or you will really be in a world of hurt. Kick back watch a little or a lot of the World Cup and relax
      As for the joking around about it to each their own that is what I did too could be worse and my friend and co workers know they can give me a little crap about it and it doesn't bother me makes me feel happy that they care enough to help take my so call mind off of the serious part of it.
      It sure is a heck of a way to get a week off from work .
      If you have any questions just ask.
      Brian
      5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

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      • #4
        Originally posted by UK Mart

        It does come as a bit of a shock when you first look down... I didn't even realise that I was gonna get shaved down there!
        I know exactly what you mean! I would have offered to do it myself to save myself some dignity had I have known.



        Tatt - Iowabrian is right....give it some time and you won't even notice Personally, I noticed some sensitivity in my remaining testicle for some time after the operation (had me kind of worried), but it has improved somewhat now. I must admit, I was a little hypersensitive, but I was sure it was a litle tender. Docs continue to monitor it and it's just fine. I'm not sure how common this is...I thought it was strange. But that's just my personal experience.

        All the best!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wai
          Personally, I noticed some sensitivity in my remaining testicle for some time after the operation (had me kind of worried), but it has improved somewhat now. I must admit, I was a little hypersensitive, but I was sure it was a litle tender. Docs continue to monitor it and it's just fine. I'm not sure how common this is...I thought it was strange. But that's just my personal experience.
          Very, very common! I bet if you took a poll, most testicular cancer survivors would say the same.
          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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          • #6
            Phew!!! Kind of nice to hear that Scott thanks.....I never realised it was that common. Everytime I mentioned it to the Doc's they would look at me as if I was over paranoid.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wai
              Everytime I mentioned it to the Doc's they would look at me as if I was over paranoid.
              That may be, but you're in good company!
              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
                Ah, yes, the close shave. I remember that one. As they were prepping me for the surgery, I remembered a bored looking female tech just standing around doing nothing. She must have been about 18. I'm pretty sure she was just waiting for me to fall asleep so she could lather up the boys and do her job.....pretty good job too! Had I know, I would have taken care of that before the surgery...lol.
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                Left I/O Aug 06 2004 - Dr. Vitas / Rockledge FL
                RPLND Oct 14 2004 - Dr. Foster / Indianapolis IND
                Seminoma & Embryonal Cell Carcinoma mixed
                Stage IIa

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