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    Three nights ago Anthony started having chest pain. This happens when he is laying on his back and exhaling.

    Could this be one of those post RPLND things? It's been six weeks since surgery. He is getting his post op CT scans at the end of this week, so I guess we will see if anything is going on in his lungs, but his new markers on July 16th were normal. Any ideas?


    Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
    L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
    4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
    AFP started increasing3 wks later
    Residual abdominal mass found on CT
    RPLND 6/8/07
    Cancer in pathology-
    80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
    No adjuvent chemo and
    AFP normalised

    July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!

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    Hi Tammy: Andy's about 12-weeks post-op and I do remember him saying how tight his chest was feeling about a month or so after his surgery (which could be the chest pain Anthony is feeling right now). He couldn't sleep flat on his back, so the only comfortable position for him was propped on some pillows. It really hurt him to stand up straight as he walked around hunchbacked for a while. It's only been the last two or three weeks when I've noticed that he wasn't favoring the scar any longer, and able to roll his shoulders up and stand straight.

    Good luck with your CT scan later this week...keeping our fingers crossed for Anthony and your family! P.S. You're an awesome Mom! We're open to being adopted by you at anytime!
    *Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
    *Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
    *CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance