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Survelliance Update - All Clear!!!

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  • Survelliance Update - All Clear!!!

    Just had my follow up appointment with the Doc after my first CT scan since chemo ended back in August. Chest x-ray done a month ago is clear and the CT scan is clear, including the clot in my kidney vein that showed up on the last scan. Blood markers all normal.

    Yesterday was my 36th b-day and I have to say, I've never had a better present in my life than when, on Friday, the Doc said, "Everything looks great, stop taking the Coumadin and I'll see you in a couple of months".

    This is the first time in almost 12 months that I can say that I'm healthy!

    Still have issues with Neuropathy in my feet and ringing in my ears. He gave me a prescription for Neurontin and said "try it, it might help". We discussed Lyrica but I know my insurance will only cover a portion of it and it's probably expensive.
    TC diagnosed 4/3/06, AFP@3300; Left I/O 4/10/06; Stage IIa Non-Seminoma, 100% Yolk Sac; Started 4xEP 5/22/06 with AFP@135; Finshed 4xEP 8/11, AFP normal, CT scans clear! Now on surveillance

  • #2
    Dave, congratulations!!!
    Lori and Jon
    Diagnosed 5/22/2006
    I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
    Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
    3xEP then determined not working
    HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
    Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
    RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
    2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
    9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care


    • #3

      Congrats from me ,the new guy

      I have my first CT+blood work coming up on the 18th of December . I hope its the same as yours = "ALL CLEAR"

      Cheers T
      My experience .
      Metastasis tumor 18cm x 8cm
      Orchiectomy 2006/06/12
      4xBEP 2006/06/26-2006/08/28
      RPLND 2006/10/12
      Life is too short , Take charge today , Be strong & Live strong .


      • #4
        Congrats! No gift better than the gift of life free from Cancer!! Here's to many more!
        dx May 3, 2006, left I/O May 5, seminoma stage I, RTx16 (24Gy) completed June 26, 2006, all clear.


        • #5
          Fantastic news, Dave!! Congratulations and enjoy your birthday gift!
          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
            That's great news. It will be hard to top that as a holiday gift.
            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.


            • #7

              THAT is what I like to hear! Feels great, doesn't it?

              Just a note, my neuropathy has improved greatly since a year ago. On the downside, the tinnitus seems about the same. Still, I'll take this condition over cancer any day.

              Best wishes and keep us informed!
              Left I/O 6/24/05
              100% Embryonal Cell Carcinoma, Stage III
              4xBEP August - October 2005
              Surveillance since Nov. 2005


              • #8
                Thats Awesome and happy birthday!!!!

                Detected August 17, 2006, left I/O August 22, 2006, Pure Seminoma stage I, Started RT October 17th, 2006 - Finished November 20th, 2006, First Appointment for surgery follow-up Dec. 1st, 2006, No affection. Radiation treatment followup on Jan 3, 2007, Confirm hair fallout second check up April 10, 2007 Free and clear. Placed on Testosterone supplement androgel...Next check up on Oct 9, 2007


                • #9
                  I'm so happy for you. Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas. You are on your way for a HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  Brother Diag. 10/05 Non-Sem.
                  Right I/O 11/05
                  4XBEP 8/06
                  RPLND 12/06
                  2X VIP 1/22/07
                  Only completed 1 Rd.


                  • #10
                    Congratulations Dave! THats great to hear! and happy birthday.
                    Diagnosed 10/03/03
                    I/O 10/15/03
                    RPLND 1/21/04
                    Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
                    Completed the Boston Marathon 4/17/06
                    Baby Riley born on 3/29/09

                    2012 Livestrong Challenge Web page


                    • #11
                      Great news, Dave. 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


                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the responses and Birthday wishes.

                        Only 4 years, 9 months to go for the lifetime "All Clear"
                        TC diagnosed 4/3/06, AFP@3300; Left I/O 4/10/06; Stage IIa Non-Seminoma, 100% Yolk Sac; Started 4xEP 5/22/06 with AFP@135; Finshed 4xEP 8/11, AFP normal, CT scans clear! Now on surveillance


                        • #13
                          Yeah!!!! I love good news!!!!

                          Mary Ellen