Thursday, April 12, 2012

RPLND @ IU - Day 0

So the day has finally came, I am here in Indianapolis @ IU and I will soon be heading over to get my RPLND with Dr. Foster.  Depending on how I feel afterwards I may not post for a few days but I will try and give people a picture of how it went each day if possible.

My guess is that after the surgery today, I will be mostly sleeping and on pain meds :-P So tomorrow is probably the earliest I will post anything.  Once I know about pathology and etc I will let everyone know.  I am of course hoping for necrotic tissue only, then maybe some teratoma, fingers crossed there is nothing else in there.  I had a my tumor markers redone last week, first time in 6 weeks and the first time post chemo.  And great news my HCG was <1 still and my AFP actually went down a bit to 5.2!  So all looks good on that front, now I just need to get this remaining "crud" out of my system so I can put all this behind me and move on.

This isn't going to be a picnic but I have had a lot of great advice from people on the forums ( and I am as prepared as I can be.  I also have one of if not the best surgeon in the world taking care of me so I am in great hands.

I will see you all on the other side, hopefully CANCER FREE!

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, as a fellow TC patient (currently undergoing cycle 1 of BEP) I wish you the best of lucks and a speedy recovery!