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  • what am I feeling ?

    I get that odd feeling (associated with testicular cancer) in my remaining testical. I still have it. It is that dull kinda weird feeling with a sensation of heaviness.
    I am feeling around down there and I feel a lump so I go to get an Ultrasound and the tech tells me yep that is your epididimys. He said everthing looks okay yet I still have that feeling.

    Is this a normal feeling for one who only has one left?

    You folks are the only peopl I felt I could ask.

    Any thoughts would be nice..
    10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0

  • #2
    We are very used to hearing that question! Your experience is very common, and since you've had an ultrasound that found nothing, I wouldn't worry.
    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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    • #3
      Sounds like par for the course; if the U/S says nothing, then that seems convincing enough that you are fine. I think what sucks more is the mental stress involved with the worrying. If anything, it's still a good habit to do self-exams every now and then just like everyone should.
      "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
      11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
      12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


      • #4

        It's me, your TC twin brother. Welcome back . If I remember correctly you were diagnosed ~ the same time. I get it to, I'm going to see my Uro on Wednesday, I have a lump that I'm pretty sure is my epi, but it just looks different.

        The heaviness largely resolved, but I think that warm days are worse. Congrats on your successful US, it sounds like you're fine!

        When is your next CT?

        Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.


        • #5
          In may my friend!

          I have to be honest this forum was making me nuts.
          Reading about everones issue only amplified mine.
          Take no offense anyone reading this its just best for me to stop reading about cancer..

          GOd bless you all you are all in my thoughts!!!

          I am thankful for all this forum has to offer and I will keep in touch just not a often as I used too..
          10/09/06 -- pT1-pNx-Mx-S0


          • #6
            Sometimes it just time to move on.
            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.