Dec 22, 2009 - 6:13 pm
Just wanted to introduce myself.
As I sit here typing, I am recovering from yesterday's orchiectomy. This is my second, the first was 35 years ago (~1975) when I was 20. The first time they performed an RPLND, with negative pathology & sent me on my way (well, more or less, my memory from back then is getting dim).
During recovery then, I got an infection (probably staff) before I got out of the hospital. Over the next 15 years, on two occasions I wound up in surgery for intestinal obstructions due to adhesions. I've been fine the last 20 years, although unable to be a father due to retrograde ejaculation from the surgery.
Now I get to wait again. one of the blood markers indicated cancer, & they did an on the spot pathology test while I was under & it was malignant. They haven't told me what type of tumor(s) yet, but they told my wife that chemo is likely.
I'll find out more on Monday.