I am so glad to hear Eli's good results and that he is on surveillance. Dr. Einhorn is nothing short of amazing. I think what Ynwa said is so true, especially with Mom's of some of the younger guys with TC. I swear, I did 99% of the worrying and took on most of the stress. Austin really took the whole thing in stride...... once he was assured it was highly unlikely he was going to die from this.
I will tell you honestly, surveillance was extremely stressful for me. I had a gut feeling that Austin would need chemo ( he had a high EC content and LVI) and so, in a strange way, I was relieved when we found out he did. I just wanted to get it over with. In your case, Eli has a much better chance of being done with this and not requiring further treatment. I think as time goes on, you will relax more. I always scheduled Austin's blood work the day before our Oncologists appointments though, so I knew the results would be in when we arrived. I made sure I did not have to wait over a week-end. Once they took that blood, I was really nervous and wanted to know asap! He has his CT Scans and X-rays done right at Johns Hopkins where he is being treated. Sometimes, I have been able to get the preliminary report before leaving the hospital by going up to the Oncology Dept. Otherwise, our Oncologist is fabulous about calling or texting us with the results later that day or at the latest, the following day. Waiting is the worst!
Wishing you continued "all clears" for Eli!
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!