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    Hello everyone,

    Yesterday we spent the day at Sloan kettering, Brian has his liver biopsy yesterday.... which he said was a bad experience they said they were going to give him meds to make him feel like he is in a twilight type of state, but he said he was WIDE AWAK! and felt everything! when he was in recovery, the nurse was stunned! she said, "Brian, we gave you soooo much medication to make you groggy!" they were shocked. he is 6'6 255 lbs so they knew he is a big guy and gave him more, i guess his body just fought it off. they made himlay on his back for 3 hours in recovery. we finally got back home at around 8ish. he ate and was pretty much in pain so he went to sleep.

    The reason they did this is because that since he is having surgery soon, they wanted to make completly sure that the tumors in the liver are DEAD before surgery, which they believe are. they said the Pet-scan isnt 100%.
    they said that if there is still cancer, then more chemo. yikes i hope to god that there is no more chemo.

    he will have a marker test tomorrow. his hair is growing back sooo much!! he has to shave his face almost everyday now . he is doing good. i will let everyone know what goes on

    love to you all!

    Fiance Brian, dx:stage IIIC non-sem 4/18/07
    mets to lungs,liver,abdomin,large tumor near kidney
    hcg was 176,000!
    completed 1 rnd of TIP(had bad reaction to taxol)
    BEPx3 until 7/13/07
    7/26/07 post chemo ct-scan shwd shrinkage & fewer lung tumors
    10/17/07 @ MSKCC Liver FREE of cancer! necrotic & small focus of teratoma.
    AFP & HCG normal
    12/7/07 RPLND,right orchiectomy @ MSKCC
    12/18/07, rcvd pathology,all clear! no cancer!
    2/11/08 -Lung surgery dne @ MSKCC

  • #2

    Prayers going out to you guys that the tumors are indeed dead-

    Im sorry to hear that he felt everything when they did the biopsy. Did he tell them during the biopsy that he was feeling it? With all the new meds they have today I just dont understand why anyone should have to be put through painful procedures ..

    Will be watching for biopsy results


    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!


    • #3
      Thanks for the update. It sucks that Brian had to endure so much pain during the biopsy, but at least that's been taken care of. Looking forward to hearing about the results from the biopsy.
      "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
        Dawn -

        My fingers will be crossed hoping for good biopsy results!! I'm so sorry Brian was so uncomfortable!

        I know you will let us know as soon as you can.
        Rob and Stacy
        DX: 3/10/05, AFP: 15,047, L I/O: 3/28/05, Yolk sac tumor & teratoma, Stage IIIC, 3xBEP & 1xEP: 4/4/07 - 6/25/07, AFP: 14, RPLND 8/10/07, w. left kidney removed. 10/19/07, AFP: 1.9


        • #5
          I am thinking of you Dawn. I hope you get 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