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Posted: 5/12/2014 10:20:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2014 11:30:53 AM EDT by bansil]
Good morning

As a 14’r I say “In 1st ; page one”




This is not a thread to “get anything” from people; this is about AWARENESS

We guys hear about breast cancer daily, GUYS we need to worry about prostate and
Testicular cancer!!!!

Please take the time to read here and check yourself

Testicular Cancer Resource Center

American Cancer Society

I am lying here getting my first “cocktail of drugs” to try and wipe out the cancer that made it into 3 of the 5 lymph nodes on my right side, between my kidneys and testicles.

Will this hurt? Fawk…dunno yet???

So if there are folks that feel in their hearts they need to “help me” than I ask this:


Please click on this link to DevinDEVIN the bravest 7 year old
; him and his family need our help and support more than I do, to fight this evil disease known as CANCER……by the way I have said it for years…..now it’s personal

FUCK CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

……back to regular programming…..ask me anything….I will respond as long or often as I can, this first day it is 5/6 hrs of treatment.

Then 4->5 hrs each day for rest of the week….



On future edits, I will fill in info….kind of just freaking out now and figured my sanity is safe among the insane folks here in GD

one handed typing sucks


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++­+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++­++++++++++++++++++EDITS FOR DAILY SUMMARIES

On saturday, while at the store I decided I wanted to get some very colorful socks to make me smile in the morning and evening so:

I bought some CHEMO socks


Day ones socks




to see The daily socks worn on CHEMO days you will have to go to the summary on each day



DAY 1 STARTS HERE

DAY 2 BOTTOM OF PAGE 3

DAY 3 BOTTOM OF PAGE 4

DAY 4 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 5 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 6 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 7 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 8 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 9 MIDDLE OF PAGE 5

DAY 10 BOTTOM OF PAGE 5

DAY 11 TOP OF PAGE 6

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DAY 16 BOTTOM OF PAGE 6

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DAY 43 THRU 47 BOTTOM OF PAGE 6

DAY 50 BOTTOM OF PAGE 6

DAY 57 BOTTOM OF PAGE 6

MY THOUGHS ON "THE PRCOESS; WHICH IS THE CHAIR" TOP OF PAGE 7

Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:21:48 AM EDT
No question, just came here to say "Good luck"
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:22:50 AM EDT
thanks!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:23:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JeepinCO:
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Same here. I watched my Grandmother do chemotherapy.

I hope it goes well and you beat the demon.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:24:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JeepinCO:
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Same. Good luck brother!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:25:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2014 10:25:25 AM EDT by avlon06]
How did you discover you had cancer?

Edit: Good luck with everything!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:25:33 AM EDT
Good luck and fuck cancer!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:26:17 AM EDT
they just came by and took my lunch order

I ordered:

beef tips and gravy, egg noodles and green beans

hospital food
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:27:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


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My question too!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:27:28 AM EDT
Good luck with the cancer!

I hope your head hair is as healthy as that arm hair.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:27:37 AM EDT
Do you have a meth lab?













Kidding! Good luck to you!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:28:20 AM EDT
Just remember, you're not in danger, YOU ARE THE DANGER!


Good luck OP
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:28:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:29:39 AM EDT
Good luck, man. Cancer can suck a dick.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:29:40 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!
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I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:30:33 AM EDT
Kick its ass, dude! and feel better soon!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:30:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2014 10:31:32 AM EDT by bansil]
nope METH LAB is up the hollar
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:32:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday
Scary shit when your nutz aren't feeling right and multiple doctors say nothing is wrong.

Hope you kick its ass!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:32:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday


Serious question because I might be having the same symptom...

Are you talking about your actual right nut? Did you ever do a self-exam? Did the docs?
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:32:50 AM EDT
Wife beat it with positive attitude and good friends. Don't be afraid to ask for help..
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:34:34 AM EDT
Good luck with the treatment... My mom just start chemo and radiation (both 5 days a week) about 2 weeks ago for colon cancer. She's tired and gets sick feeling when she doesn't rest enough. Make sure you set aside enough down time!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:34:39 AM EDT
the 7th of aapril was first visit to doctor, and that friday I was at Urology, that fridaay afternoon I was getting xrays and ultrasound

monday a CT was done and that tuesday was surgery

They sent it off and it tested for a "mixed" cancer

32 days later I am here
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:37:28 AM EDT
Age? Damn man, wishing you all the best in your fight. Kick its ass.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:37:35 AM EDT
Sorry to hear about your heuvos mang.
You'll pull through.

You gonna hurl?
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:38:30 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


Serious question because I might be having the same symptom...

Are you talking about your actual right nut? Did you ever do a self-exam? Did the docs?
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday


Serious question because I might be having the same symptom...

Are you talking about your actual right nut? Did you ever do a self-exam? Did the docs?


Yes the actual testicle inside the sac

Yes my left one is normal, you can lightly squeeze it between 2 fingers and it will feel "spongy" about 1/8 inch of squish with no pain

my right one was actuall slowly loosing the "squish" and became hard and solid, it was a deep achy kind of pain

does that help?

you also have a large vein that can become tender to rolling in fingers
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:39:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SixSquared:
Age? Damn man, wishing you all the best in your fight. Kick its ass.
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Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:39:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday



God Bless you man. I just came through a bout with Hodgkins (sp?) Lymphoma. Finished 6 months (24 treatments) of hard chemo in March of 2013. I'm praying you do well.

For me it was as much a mental battle as it was physical. Just keep your head screwed on straight and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER doubt you will beat this. A year out from my treatments and I'm eating healthier, exercising more and feeling better than I ever have in my entire life (BTW, I turn 50 this year)

Be Strong!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:39:30 AM EDT
Good luck buddy.


CANCER
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:39:35 AM EDT
I just finished mine in March. 5-1/2 months worth. You're in for some fun times, bud.

What exactly are they giving you? I was on an oxiliplatin (sp?) infusion every three weeks, and xeloda pills for two weeks at a time with a week off between rounds. Xeloda had its fun side effects but oxiliplatin is the suck.

Keep your chin up. Cancer sucks but the treatments are better and better every year. It is beatable - I'm on my way back from it now and starting to feel a bit better and get a little muscle mass back. A positive "go on the offense" attitude makes a difference.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:39:55 AM EDT
Good luck!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:40:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By polymorpheous:
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You gonna hurl?
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I am sure at some point will try to get picture
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:40:35 AM EDT
Really sorry to hear of your illness. You sound like a tough guy, I am sure you will be ok. Thanks for the post.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:40:36 AM EDT
Prayer up and Good Luck.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:40:43 AM EDT
Kick it's ass man.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:41:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:41:44 AM EDT

Good luck Brother!

Fiancee was diagnosed with cancer a month ago. It has been a whirlwind for us as well with surgery, etc.

She begins chemo in a few weeks.

What chemo are you getting? Prayers and happy thoughts sent.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:43:44 AM EDT
Good luck man.

Fuck cancer.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:46:42 AM EDT
i will be doing 3 drugs,

bleomycin,etoposide and cisplatin

they are all toxic and have scary "possible" side affects

different drugs at different times and frequencies

5 days a week straight
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of wek
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of week

start over the next m0nday

three 21 day cycles

maybe a 4th cycle
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:47:42 AM EDT
You are the most unselfish person on this planet.
I will get everyone I know praying for you!!!
Thanks for unselfishly helping Devin!


KICK CANCERS ASS!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:47:44 AM EDT
I am on round two almost done. Going to do 3 rounds. I sitting in the chair now. Hair will fall out 2nd week. Everything will taste weird,hot flashes, no more soild poop. Mine spread to my lungs ( I don't even fucking smoke). The only good news I have for you is that this is highly treatable
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:49:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:
i will be doing 3 drugs,

bleomycin,etoposide and cisplatin

they are all toxic and have scary "possible" side affects

different drugs at different times and frequencies

5 days a week straight
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of wek
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of week

start over the next m0nday

three 21 day cycles

maybe a 4th cycle
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Same as me it's rough u got some bumpy roads ahead but u will be ok
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:51:27 AM EDT
I'm sorry..

BTDT back in 04.. Rahbnosarcoma on the left leg and lung.

some tips.. smells are going to get funky and certain ones will set off the gag reflex. for me it was plastics, like your food try and cover. Next my eyes went all wonky and couldn't read a page of test. I felt like i had the flu all the time. then after a week of rest i was better. Skin will get easy damaged, so watch what you are doing. throat and mouth will get sore. If they have the miracle mouthwash there get some.. oh and that saline flush, you taste it now? heh just wait till your next CT or MRI and they flush it.. it will take you down memory lane..

Well I'm in process of getting my 10 year checks.. chest is clear, but the spot on my kidney that they thought last year was a cyst has changed shape and gotten larger. will find out more when they do my leg/abdomen MRI weds.

any way keep the positive waves flowing and joke with the nurses.. they didn't go with a portacath?
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:53:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:54:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By flynbye:
Same as me it's rough u got some bumpy roads ahead but u will be ok
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Originally Posted By flynbye:
Originally Posted By bansil:
i will be doing 3 drugs,

bleomycin,etoposide and cisplatin

they are all toxic and have scary "possible" side affects

different drugs at different times and frequencies

5 days a week straight
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of wek
mon 1 dose 1-1/2 hrs off rest of week

start over the next m0nday

three 21 day cycles

maybe a 4th cycle
Same as me it's rough u got some bumpy roads ahead but u will be ok

Good to hear about the rough road good luck to you also!!!!
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:55:55 AM EDT
Wishing you the very best and kick the big c's ass.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:56:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By angelfire:
You are the most unselfish person on this planet.
I will get everyone I know praying for you!!!
Thanks for unselfishly helping Devin!


KICK CANCERS ASS!
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Thanks

nurses thaught I was in pain, I said no...just emotional
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:57:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:


Yes the actual testicle inside the sac

Yes my left one is normal, you can lightly squeeze it between 2 fingers and it will feel "spongy" about 1/8 inch of squish with no pain

my right one was actuall slowly loosing the "squish" and became hard and solid, it was a deep achy kind of pain

does that help?

you also have a large vein that can become tender to rolling in fingers
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By avlon06:
How did you discover you had cancer?


Edit: Good luck with everything!

I felt like I had "blue balls" one and then no pain for a week and it would come and go...very weird becaause it was only on my right one, 6 months later it started to swell and then in 3 month time it really swelled and became hard....

doctors in TN kept saying nothing was wrong......3 drs said nothing is wrong,

I fired them and came to Boone NC and it has been a wirl wind last month!!!

one look here and I was in surgery that following tuesday


Serious question because I might be having the same symptom...

Are you talking about your actual right nut? Did you ever do a self-exam? Did the docs?


Yes the actual testicle inside the sac

Yes my left one is normal, you can lightly squeeze it between 2 fingers and it will feel "spongy" about 1/8 inch of squish with no pain

my right one was actuall slowly loosing the "squish" and became hard and solid, it was a deep achy kind of pain

does that help?

you also have a large vein that can become tender to rolling in fingers


You made me touch my balls

You are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need ANYTHING at all besides doing what you mentioned please post here.
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:57:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:

Thanks

nurses thaught I was in pain, I said no...just emotional
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By angelfire:
You are the most unselfish person on this planet.
I will get everyone I know praying for you!!!
Thanks for unselfishly helping Devin!


KICK CANCERS ASS!

Thanks

nurses thaught I was in pain, I said no...just emotional


ha just wait..

you be like a pregnant woman soon..
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 10:59:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I'm sorry..

BTDT back in 04.. Rahbnosarcoma on the left leg and lung.

some tips.. smells are going to get funky and certain ones will set off the gag reflex. for me it was plastics, like your food try and cover. Next my eyes went all wonky and couldn't read a page of test. I felt like i had the flu all the time. then after a week of rest i was better. Skin will get easy damaged, so watch what you are doing. throat and mouth will get sore. If they have the miracle mouthwash there get some.. oh and that saline flush, you taste it now? heh just wait till your next CT or MRI and they flush it.. it will take you down memory lane..

Well I'm in process of getting my 10 year checks.. chest is clear, but the spot on my kidney that they thought last year was a cyst has changed shape and gotten larger. will find out more when they do my leg/abdomen MRI weds.

any way keep the positive waves flowing and joke with the nurses.. they didn't go with a portacath?
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First thing this morning was the metallic alcohol taste when they flushed it to make sure it was good

no I have good veins so they will just use this....(until i rip the damn thing out tonite

Good luck with your recovery also
Link Posted: 5/12/2014 11:02:00 AM EDT
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You made me touch my balls

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Link Posted: 5/12/2014 11:05:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bansil:


First thing this morning was the metallic alcohol taste when they flushed it to make sure it was good

no I have good veins so they will just use this....(until i rip the damn thing out tonite

Good luck with your recovery also
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Originally Posted By bansil:
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I'm sorry..

BTDT back in 04.. Rahbnosarcoma on the left leg and lung.

some tips.. smells are going to get funky and certain ones will set off the gag reflex. for me it was plastics, like your food try and cover. Next my eyes went all wonky and couldn't read a page of test. I felt like i had the flu all the time. then after a week of rest i was better. Skin will get easy damaged, so watch what you are doing. throat and mouth will get sore. If they have the miracle mouthwash there get some.. oh and that saline flush, you taste it now? heh just wait till your next CT or MRI and they flush it.. it will take you down memory lane..

Well I'm in process of getting my 10 year checks.. chest is clear, but the spot on my kidney that they thought last year was a cyst has changed shape and gotten larger. will find out more when they do my leg/abdomen MRI weds.

any way keep the positive waves flowing and joke with the nurses.. they didn't go with a portacath?


First thing this morning was the metallic alcohol taste when they flushed it to make sure it was good

no I have good veins so they will just use this....(until i rip the damn thing out tonite

Good luck with your recovery also


keep a good eye on the veins, chemo will kick the shit out of them.. Get lots of rest..

OH and you will start craving certain foods.. Me it was fried rice, BK whoppers or 7-11 chili dogs.. everything else tasted like crap.
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