The Results

Wednesday 28 April is the day I got my results and found out whether or not any further treatment is required. The day I was waiting so very impatiently for! The most important dates on my journey so far have been: Wednesday 17 March diagnosisWednesday 31 March surgeryWednesday 7 April blood testsWednesday 21 April CT... Continue Reading →

CT Scan and Histology Report

It’s been a while since I wrote the last blog, mainly because there wasn’t much to write about following the surgery and immediate recovery. What there is worth writing about isn’t exactly positive either. From the start, I’ve tried to remain upbeat, constructive and good-humoured for one primary reason. If anyone else out there is... Continue Reading →

Recovery and Aftercare

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The Surgery

Okay, strap yourselves in, because although the whole ordeal only lasted 5 hours there’s a lot to get through! If you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer, or you are going through something similar, this blog will let you know what to expect on the day of your surgery. The day of my surgery was... Continue Reading →

The Wait

If all goes well, then I will have the displeasure of saying I have cancer for a mere 3 to 4 weeks. If things don’t go so well and I need further treatment, that could stretch by a few more weeks. This would be awful. Still though, some people have the condition for months on... Continue Reading →

The Hangover and the Research

Why does your alarm clock give you the option to snooze? I was woken up 13 times in 20 minutes, I was still late for work and my phone screen had a lovely new crack right down the middle of it. This was the hangover to end all hangovers. In truth, throwing my phone across... Continue Reading →

The Initial Reaction

For the first time in my life I feel truly mortal. I lived in Newcastle for 4 years - I don’t mean mortal in that sense! I’ve been drunk many times before, but this is a whole other level of disorientation. In blog number 3 of this series I am going to talk some more... Continue Reading →

Finding Out

Finding out I have a testicular tumour happened in 3 stages and involved 3 different specialists. I say testicular tumour instead of cancer purposefully because although it is more than likely, at the time of writing it has not been confirmed that the tumour is cancer. This will not be completely confirmed until after I... Continue Reading →

Noticing the Lump

A standard human testicle is about the size of a walnut. It doesn’t matter how big you think your nuts are fellas, we all carry the same size spuds in our trouser sacks. When I first called my GP for an appointment to check my right testicle, it was about the size of a table... Continue Reading →

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