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  • Done with radiation.

    So it's time to celebrate 3 hours of being clean.

    All in all, it was not a horrific experience. There was some nausea, but the medication knocked it out. There was some fatigue, but I made it up by sleeping about 12 hours a night. I will also come to miss my regular power naps at work.

    I missed basically one day of work for my IO, worked (barely) from home the next day (a friday) and then was back to work again after the weekend. The radiation did not interfere with my ability to drive to work. The medication did seem to make my eyes a bit sensitive, so sunglasses were helpful. I did my radiation treatment at 8:30am and went right to work. It did not leave me unable to work for the rest of the day.

    Gym workouts were tough and seemed to push me to the edge of nausea -- so i put them mostly on hold.

    I believe that regardless of the type of TC we have and the stage, that the prognosis is a very good one. Things like stress only make us feel worse. And while it's often difficult to reduce the amount of stress that comes along with a diagnosis of testicular cancer, it's very important for improving our quality of life and the quality of life of those around us.

    Here's hoping that we are all cured with as little stress and worry as possible.

    Left IO 4/21/05 | Seminoma Stage I |Blood markers normal before surgery | CT scan and xray normal.
    Final day of radiation was June 2, 2005 (15 days, 2500 cGy total). Anti-nausea drug of choice: Zofran.

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    Let me be the first to congratulate you! Keep up on your visits to the doc!

    We will all get through this.

    All the best, Jim
    Left I/O 4/21/05
    Stage IIA, Non Seminoma, 100% Embryonal
    BEP X3 - 07/11/2005 - 9/6/2005
    Surveillance - Negative CT, CXR & Markers
    I love my life!