Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IowaBrian's Surveillance Thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • IowaBrian's Surveillance Thread

    Just got my results for July and they are the same as June
    BHCG under 1
    AFP 1 was 2 last month
    Chest XRAY Normal
    Next month is the CT scan so I get to drink the crap and have the wonderful IV contrast....boy I love that feeling hahahah at least my xray tech is very nice .
    Brian
    5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

  • #2
    let's keep those good test results comming.
    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.

    Comment


    • #3
      Great news, congratulations.
      Fish
      TC1
      Right I/O 4/22/1988
      RPLND 6/20/1988
      TC2
      Left I/O 9/17/2003
      Surveillance

      Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

      Comment


      • #4
        Wonderful News!!! Yahoo. Always good to hear!
        Jane
        Mother of TC survivor.
        Son, Josh 20, diagnosed Jan. 24, 2005. Left Orchiechtomy Jan.31, 2005. 4XBPE March 7th to May 28th 2005.

        Comment


        • #5
          From a fellow surveiller, congrats! My wife always gives me the evil eye when I come out from a CT scan. Why....well, one time I was walked out of the CT room by a female technician, who was admittedly cute. My wife thought she was flirting with me, but let me off easy based on where I just came from. She now thinks all CT Techs, behind those closed doors, are cute and flirting with me. One can wish, right?

          All the best.
          _____________________________________________

          Left I/O 5/7/05, Stage 1(pT1)
          No VI or LI, Normal Markers
          70% Embryonal, 30% Seminoma
          Surveillance
          1st child born on 8/08

          Comment


          • #6
            As with all things in life it's important to keep hope alive.
            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.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Kman99
              She now thinks all CT Techs, behind those closed doors, are cute and flirting with me. One can wish, right?
              I find they only give me bad-tasting drinks and stick me with needles.
              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


              Your donation funds Livestrong services for people facing cancer now. Please sponsor my ride!

              Comment


              • #8
                You were right Scott the drink was bad and the needle hurt I think my girlfriend called up the tech and had her use a rusty needle .
                Results tomorrow. Need to keep up the good news.
                5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

                Comment


                • #9
                  Sort of happy dance My CT was NEG but my cousin got bad news today her cancer has returned for the 3rd or 4th time, she is only 24ish been in the fight since I want to say age 17. She is on her way to the cancer center right now sounds like they don't know what family the cancer belongs to which can't be a good thing. She is to get married in a couple months what bummer.
                  Brian
                  5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Forgot to post Blood work is clear and CT is clear Happy
                    Cousin not so lucky she has some type of recurrent breast cancer, hormone reactive and the drugs they had he on made it worse sounds like a uphill battle for her chemo again and more surgery I am sure to remove ovaries 24 years old and getting married in 2 months and no kids yet. She is a little down in the dumps. But they hope to try a new drug to put it back in remission. Makes me feel lucky so far.
                    Brian
                    5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Brian,

                      Congrats on the all clear and wishes for more of the same!!!! I have a patented "happy-happy-joy dance" I will do for you (and it ain't pretty!!!! )

                      I'm very sorry about your cousin. Breast cancer is another sucky disease, especially someone so young. TC is scarey, no doubt about it, and any percent of recurrence of any cancer is disturbing. Women have a >12% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives and the cure rate is still not high enough. I suspect you are able to help your cousin with the emotional part of this. Never lose hope.
                      Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Glad to hear the good news on your health Brian... I hope your cousin does well with her battle
                        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--

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Congratulations on the all clear. I also hope things go well for your cousin.
                          Fish
                          TC1
                          Right I/O 4/22/1988
                          RPLND 6/20/1988
                          TC2
                          Left I/O 9/17/2003
                          Surveillance

                          Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Happy dance BHCG less 1 AFP 2 T Level is "LOW" 2.3 (normal 2.8 to 8)per the nurse doctor isn't in until Monday so she doesn't have any answers I will have it sent to URO for them to look at, not like he will do anything anyway but at least he will know what is going on.
                            Guess that explains my bad moods (dadmo: it isn't because I am a Cubs fan)
                            Brian
                            Last edited by IowaBrian; 10-05-06, 03:44 PM.
                            5-1-2006 Right IO - Stage 1 Nonseminoma Embryonal and Yolk sac - Surveillance Baby on the way Born 7-20-07

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Awesome news Brian.!!!
                              Jane
                              Mother of TC survivor.
                              Son, Josh 20, diagnosed Jan. 24, 2005. Left Orchiechtomy Jan.31, 2005. 4XBPE March 7th to May 28th 2005.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X