Sep 07, 2003 - 4:15 am
I am now 41 years old, 2 weeks before my birthday My wife told me there seemed to be somthing wrong with my left testicle, so I checked it out and thought it seemed a little larger and harder than usuall But I figured it would go away. After that I was doing self exams whenever possible. It wasn't 4 days later I felt what can only be discribed as a third testicle on my left side, The left testicle seemed alot heavier and larger. I made an appiontment with a uroligist as soon as possible. The Doc sent me for an Ultrasound the following day(my Birthday). I wasn't too worried until the fella doing the test went and got another doctor to come have a look, Then niether one would tell me anything besides 'Make sure you go to the followup appointment with your uroligist". So I did, I went back to the urologist and he said I had a tumor and needed to have my left testicle removed in 3 days, He said 99% of the time it is cancer so he wasn't going to biopsy it, just send it strieght to pathology. Well It's been 9 days since the surgery and they still don't have the pathology reports back! On Monday I am going to have a CAT on my abdomen and chest after I drink these two bottles of what looks like liquid chalk. And then I get to wait somemore!! The Doc said they would call as soon as he gets the results! I can't stand this waiting and wondering and worring, I have read everything on this website and I know what the worst thing to expect is, But I am so scared! Everyone that posted a story seemed to be in such good heath, I havn't had any magor heath problems in the past, But I am, and have always been extremeley Overwieght(6'0"411 lbs)I am afraid that even with the high cure reate of Testicular Cancer I don't stand a chance, I am afraid I am too big for the RPLND if I need one, and won't have the option. If they will do it on me, what are the chances I will die on the table while it's beeing prefomed? This has sure scared me into really wanting to loose wieght, But I am afraid I may have waited too long! I am also afraid of what will happen to my wife and son if the TC gets the best of me!! I HATE THE WAIT!!