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  • Lymph Nodes Shrunk and Blood Work Normal!

    That is the best news I have heard in 9 months!

    Thank God!

    He still has the dark circles under his eyes, but I am starting to think they may due to the heart stuff.

    They took the catheter out of his heart on Monday and then took the port out of his arm yesterday. The guy that put the port in originally happened to be at the hospital and stopped by and said hi to my husband. He also mentioned he had warned my husband with all the muscle in his arm it could very easily pop off. Guess my husband should have opted for the one in his chest. Oh well! Live and learn.

    He still feels like he is having the A-Fib. The people working on his catheter and his port never saw him have an episode of A-Fib, but they did see him having lots of Pre-Mature Atrial Beats, which can lead to A-Fib at times.

    So it will be interesting to see where all of that ends up, but at least we are only working on one problem at a time!


    Husband Right I/O 09/06
    -70% Embryonal Carcinoma
    -20% Teratoma
    -10% Yolk Sac Tumor
    11/06- lymph nodes 1.8x1.4 and 1.9x1.4
    12/06-PET Scan confirms activity in lymph nodes, lymph nodes 2.2x2.2 and 2.4x2.3
    1/07-Start 3xBEP
    4/07-PET clear, lymph nodes down to 1.1x0.5 and 1.8x1.0
    6/07-lymph nodes 1.2x1.0 and 1.9x.9
    8/07-lymph nodes 1.1x1.0 and 2.0x1.2
    10/07-lymph nodes 2.0x1.5 and 2.7x1.8
    11/07- PostChemo LRPLND-found burnt out teratoma
    11/09-Enlarging lymph node 1.2 cm near renal veins

  • #2
    That's great news. Today you're allowed to take a few relaxing breaths. Congratulations.
    Last edited by dadmo; 06-07-07, 02:12 PM.
    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
      "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
        Great news!!!!
        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


        • #5
          Fantastic News


          • #6
            great to come here and see news like yours...

            - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
            - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
            - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
            - normal markers PRE surgery
            - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
            - Stage I diagnosis
            - surveillance
            - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
            - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
            - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
            - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
            - back on surveillance


            • #7
              I'm so so happy for you two. Great News!
              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.


              • #8
                what relief

                Great news, enjoy!!!!! Russell's Mom, Sharon
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                • #9
                  That is great news Becki!!
                  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!

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