Mar 03, 2009 - 2:11 am
Last week, my wonderful fiance was diagnosised with testicular cancer. I myself, am an almost 3 year bone cancer survivor and I know first hand what the CSN can do to support cancer survivors. I can't tell you on how many occasions, when it was late at night, and I was scared out of my mind, some stranger in front of a computer screen gave me confort. Now, I sit here as a caregiver to the most wonderful man I have ever known, and I feel lost. He has so many questions about life with cancer. Some I can answers but others I can not. He was born with only one testicle. And now he is having it taken from him. The doctors are saying that it is advanced but they haven't even biospy yet. The CT scan suggests that it has moved into his lymph nodes in his groin. I haven't been able to actually talk to the doctor myself however he sounds wonderful. Considering, my cancer experience was beating down doors to get someone to actually take me serious, this doctor has been a step ahead and even gave my fiance his personal number. So, anyone out there...what can I do? Is there life after your both testicles are gone. What should I expect? What is the best thing I can do to make sure, his needs in recovery are met. Is there any sites that discuss the mental aspects of fighting this disease. Children...no children....missing anatomy or not...I just want this man in my life for the the rest of our lives. When the surgery is over and the chemo or radiation is done...what should we expect? Please someone help us.