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I’m done with the cancer, but the cancer isn’t done with me

I hate this. In two weeks I go in for an Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND). Not something I’m looking forward to. The verdict is that the masses I have left are either: scar tissue teratomas still tumors The docs are concerned that the tumors are putting too much pressure on my kidneys and could […]

October 16, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on I’m done with the cancer, but the cancer isn’t done with me

The best day of my life this year!

So, today is a good day. Earlier today I had a PET scan to evaluate the status of my tumors. And the news came back positive. The release of stress that came with this news is unbelievable. Overall there’s no real activity within the tumors. They look dead. There’s one small spot on one of […]

August 28, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on The best day of my life this year!

Achievement Unlocked: Chemo Complete!

Today marked my last day of chemo treatment for this shitty ol’ cancer. While I want to celebrate with reckless abandon I’m not over the hump just yet. In 4 weeks I go in for new scans to see if the chemo did its job. If it didn’t there’s surgery in my future. My diagnosis […]

July 17, 2015 | Cancer, Chemo Day | Comments Off on Achievement Unlocked: Chemo Complete!

On losing hair

I started to lose hair this week. Its coming out in clumps. Not everywhere, mostly my face and my ass. I finally trimmed back the goatee because it was getting a bit gross losing long hairs all over the place. That and my skin hurts a bit (I don’t know if that’s normal or not). […]

May 20, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on On losing hair

Gaining strength through the pain of others.

I look around myself in the context of getting cancer and I have a lot of experience to draw from. My father who survived prostate cancer and currently suffers early stages of Parkinson’s disease. My friend Alex who still fights colon cancer. My friend Geoff who had testicular cancer and endured an RPLND (do not […]

May 5, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on Gaining strength through the pain of others.

Chemo: day 1

I peed. A lot. 7 times in 2 hours. I wasn’t able to get in to have a port installed before this so I’m doing direct IV catheters for now. I’ll see if it gets too bad. If it does I’ll get it put in. If I can deal with the catheters I’ll skip the […]

May 4, 2015 | Cancer | Comments Off on Chemo: day 1

More co-worker shenanigans

When Twilio’s Mr. Ozone uses his Amazon Prime account both I and the internet wins. There’s a third item. Pics of that will come from the Oncology floor tomorrow. This post is part of the thread: The Wailing Wookiee – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this […]

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Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma

Got in to see an oncologist yesterday. Not the oncologist that will be administering my chemo, but the first Oncologist that I could get in to see and get more information from. Stage IIC, which I’ve also seen referred to as “Bulky Stage II”, means: Cancer found within the testicle or surrounding tissue Cancer has […]

April 18, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Cancer verdict: Stage IIC Seminoma

Pathology, Finally

I finally got the pathology back on the removed nugget today. While the mass found within the lil acorn was not cancerous, it was a cyst, there is cancer. Type: seminoma. So, course of action and diagnosis of the stage of the cancer is still to be determined. I do have enlarged lymph nodes and […]

April 16, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Pathology, Finally

Murderous Family Jewel

I’m probably premature in posting this but having it out in the open means that I can talk freely about it. My apologies but this is going to be a bit discombobulated. My left testicle was trying to kill me. He has since been banished from his sac. I also have swollen lymph nodes around […]

April 8, 2015 | Cancer, Life | Comments Off on Murderous Family Jewel

Operation Shave the Wookiee, the Return

Here we go again. St. Baldricks is 2 months away and I’m in once more. Its been 2 years since I last pitched in and I’ve got 12″ of hair waiting to be shaved. On my head, you pervert. Last time was a success. After all was said and done and last minute donations tallied […]

January 27, 2013 | Life | 5 comments