I see you are really young.....19....is that right? You have been through SO much already. I must commend you on your maturity in dealing with this and coming to this forum to ask such articulate questions as well as seeking sound advice.
Very recently, someone else posted here about the same concerns you have regarding a waivering AFP level very similar to yours. I believe the general consensus was that such a insignificant rise was nothing to fret about, especially since you are still pretty much in the normal range by all standards. Even Dr. Einhorn does not feel it concerning until the AFP rises over 25. The time to be concerned were if your level were to continually creep upward. I don't remember if you mentioned when your next blood test is scheduled, but for peace of mind, maybe you could ask your Doctor to have another one done in a couple of weeks.
Wishing you the best,
Cook/Maid/Chauffeur/ATM Machine/Personal Asst. to Austin
12/07/11 I/O AFP: 291 hCG: 151
12/08/11 CT Scan, Xrays - clear
12/15/11 Non Seminoma Stage1-B
EC, Teratoma, Yolk Sac, Intratubular
4/21/12 Relapse- Start 3XBEP
6/25/12 Finished BEP
7/02/12 Markers and CT Scan normal
7/11/12 Port Removed- back on Surveillance
10/3/12 3 month post-chemo check-up - All Clear!
2/28/13 8 month post-chemo check-up - All Clear!