Happy to welcome you, despite the crummy circumstances. I always say, "Don't look back, just look forward" - you've got so much to focus and channel your energies on. For starters, congrats on the little muffin about to pop out of the oven
Best wishes to you on your orchiectomy. It will be a quick procedure, and if you haven't read through some of the other threads on orchies, frozen bags of peas applied to the incision site and the scrotum are highly recommended. No heavy lifting, try to wean off the pain meds as soon as you can tolerate it (will help you avoid constipation). And most importantly, know that you will be taking your first step towards being rid of this. Post your pathology report when you get it...and make sure to ask for a copy for yourself. Good luck!
*Hubby Andy diagnosed 02/13/07, Left IO 02/16/07 *Stage 1A Non-Seminoma (65% Immature Teratoma / 35% Embryonal Carcinoma) *RPLND 04/27/07 Lymph Nodes-ALL CLEAR
*Complications from Chylous Ascites so Laparotomy 05/03/07 *No food for 10 weeks, TPN only *07/18/07 Removed drains, tubes, picc line *CT Scan 07/31/07-ALL CLEAR
*CT Scan 02/12/08-ALL CLEAR *Hydrocele surgery 06/19/08 *CT Scan 9/30/08 and 03/06/09 shows <cm left lung nodule - under surveillance