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  • #46
    Hi Tifany,

    I am really sorry to hear that chemo will be necessary. It is a rough treatment, but the results can be curative.

    Many others will tell you that all relationships get challenged through this, but many are also made stronger.

    The primary side effects of the chemo are nausea, fatigue and suscptibility to viruses, etc. from low white cell counts.

    Please ask him to check this board and others for resources. There are great drugs ro manage the side effects, and while the treatment is time consuming, it is a chance to fight this monster every single day.

    Ask us for help, and get ready for a challenge.....but it is a challenge that can bring a great perspective and appreciation for life, and may bring you two closer.

    Ask for help...that's why we're here
    Stage III Non-Seminoma- 7/11/06
    Right I/O 7/12/06
    Completed 4x BEP 11/06
    Bi-Lateral RPLND (Dr. Shenifeld)- 11/27/06
    Surveillance since then

    When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
    Lance Armstrong.


    • #47
      Two rounds of BEP will go quickly. When my son was being treated he said it felt like a Sat. or Sunday morning after a Frat party. I know it seems like he's taking on a lot but he could very well be in good enough shape to start school for the spring semester. The effects of the chemo wear off pretty quickly and the hair will be abck to normal by the time the weather gets nice. By next summer this will all be over.
      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.