No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Post-RPLND

    had RPLND 9 days ago and busy recovering at home now. they removed 30 nodes and all tested most definitely it is all a relief....and everything down there, while sore, works as it should.

    just wanted to let all know.

  • #2
    That's great news. Enjoy being cured.
    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.


    • #3
      I am so happy that you are home and the worst is certainly behind you. Make sure you follow your low fat gets boring but it is worth it in the end. I took fat free chicken broth and boiled carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, spices and fat free egg noodles....and made some yummy "no chicken" chicken noodle soup. I also made him egg beater omlet with fat free cheese with grilled veggies and added a teaspoon of fat free sour cream on top.

      I am not sure if you needed meal ideas...but just in case!

      Keep your walking up. People are great at walking in the hospital but once they get home it is easier to forget to get up and walk your laps. I am such a "momma" that I nagged my husband to death about getting up and walking ...but in the end, it all paid off and he was back to work 2.5 weeks post surgery. All that lovin (and pestering) healed him faster. But he may have a different opinion.

      Let me know if you have any questions that I may be able to help with.

      Hope this helped a little.

      Margaret---get well soon
      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

        Somehow the physical pains all get put into perspective. Congratulations!! Russell's outcome was similar, but we are still waiting for functions to return!! I was surprised at the wide variety of emotions that occurred even with the positive end surgical result, but the gratitude for the outcome is appreciated everyday. Here's to a quick recovery and some very great Livestrong kind of days!!! Russell's Mom, Sharon
        Click here to support my LIVESTRONG Challenge with Team LOVEstrong.


        • #5
          Thats Great Zoltar! Now you can focus on a quick (not too quick) recovery.

          How are you feeling 9 days post op? I remember trying to sleep at night was tough because i was use to sleeping on my side or my stomach..

          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


          • #6

            thanks all for the kind words. i'm feeling good and doing a lot of walking and even sleeping on my side (but not my stomach). it still feels as though things are rattling around in there and every so often i have a few shooting pains. interestingly, i'm not on any kind of special diet and most definitely not low-fat. i lost 10 lbs while in the hospital and am slowly getting my appetite back.

            all is well and moving forward.