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1 Year Diagnosis Anniversary! - All Clear!!!

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  • 1 Year Diagnosis Anniversary! - All Clear!!!

    I haven't been on the forum for a while for many reasons, the biggest being that I've been trying to put the whole ordeal behind me and move on with life and living.

    My 1 year diagnosis anniversary - April 3 - has come and gone with great news. Blood is good, scans are clear and the ultrasound on the remaining testicle is good.

    I have to say that I feel GREAT - maybe better than before chemo! The neuropathy in my feet is almost completely gone and the ringing in my ears is getting better to the point that I don't notice it unless I think about it.

    I felt so good this past winter that I did a tough, 1600+ mile snowmobile trip over 6 days in eastern Canada.

    For all those that have just been diagnosed or just starting chemo or radiation, there IS light at the end of the tunnel and it's bright, warm and refreshing!

    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
    1600 miles on a snowmobile?

    Hey Dave- that Canada trip- talk about liveSTRONG, That is awesome that you can do that after all that chemo!
    Way to go on your clean bill of health after a year.
    You are right about the light at the end of the tunnel- bright, warm and refreshing!
    Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
    Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

    Please see a physician for medical advice!

    My 2013 LiveSTRONG Site
    The 2013 Already Balders


    • #3
      Great news Dave!
      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
      Current DVT
      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum


      • #4
        That is awesome, Dave. It's great to hear from you and even better to know that you are still kicking butt! Congratulations!
        "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.


        • #5
          Congrats !!!! Putting it all behind you and getting on with living is wonderful...but it's really nice to have you check in with the "all clear" every now and again! It reminds us all there is light at the end of the tunnel!
          Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


          • #6
            Thats awesome. Congrats!


            • #7
              It's great to hear from you, Dave. Congratulations on your one-year "all clear." May there be many more!
              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
                Wonderful news Dave....enjoy life....Chris is coming up on Two years....sometimes he doesn't even want to talk about it...I worry that someday I won't be around and he won't be as concerned about his health as he should be...sorry for my happy for you.!!!........Mary Ellen