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    Hello everyone, back from the chemo wasteland. Thanks for the support again!!!!!

    Well BEP is vastly easier to handle than VIP or TIP cycles. All I am is tired with no problem eating. The worst part of this whole treatment was getting my 'auto' stem cell transplant, the preservative that they are kept in is the nastiest thing i've ever had done. Only 3 bags at 80ml's a piece was enough to leave me in a bad state for around an hour. The preservative itself went to work burning out the vein that had an 18 gauge in it! Well I gotta go back to sleep.... and eat... and drink tons... as long as i keep that in check i'm doing ok. OH! I've officially stumped every doctor here, so next week I hopefully will found out more information about what is going on inside my body.


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    Thinking of you Niki and I am glad to hear you are hanging in there!
    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


    • #3
      Hi Niki! Good to hear from you and that the BEP wasn't too bad for you. Rest, drink, eat, drink and keep us posted. We're in your corner Niki!
      Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


      • #4
        Yo dude,
        Glad to hear you are managing to the extent you are. Try to keep as much strength as possible by eating well and staying hydrated. I'll be on the lookout for good news from you,
        "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
          So glad you said doctor-s! The amount that they can think while in a group is beyond me. Hold strong!! Sharon
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          • #6
            Hey Niki: Glad to see your post and that you've toughed this out. Keeping many happy thoughts for you and rest up!
            *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