Testicular Cancer

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(or ‘Lumpy Balls’ to you and I!)

Since July 2005 I have found myself using that word, “Testicles” to people I never thought I would! My Grandma, my Mum, even my Boss! Things just become a little different after you’re diagnosed with testicular cancer, if you’re reading this and you’ve been through it already you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. If you’re reading this and are about to embark on this odd adventure then be warned that a sense of humour helps (or it certainly will whilst reading this website!!).

I always promised to several people I would finish the eBook about the whole wild adventure, I started it with the warped and twisted sense of humour, but parts of it fell away during chemotherapy, and somehow at times now I don’t feel ready yet to revisit that part of my life.

Those that have read it so far have cried and laughed with me, but they did throughout my treatment and it probably hits home for them more than anyone. So in the meantime if you’re looking for inspirational reading, try Lance Armstrong’s book - the guy is a legend!

It's Not About the Bike People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong–a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its gruelling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he’s just not interested in wearing a hero suit. While his vocabulary is a bit on the he-man side (highest compliment to his wife: “she’s a stud”), his actions will melt the most hard-bitten souls: a cancer foundation and benefit bike ride, his astonishing commitment to training that got him past countless hurdles, loyalty to the people and corporations that never gave up on him. There’s serious medical detail here, which may not be for the faint of heart; from chemo to surgical procedures to his wife’s in vitro fertilization, you won’t be spared a single x-ray, IV drip, or unfortunate side effect. Athletes and coaches everywhere will benefit from the same extraordinary detail provided about training sessions–every aching tendon, every rainy afternoon, and every small triumph during his long recovery is here in living colour. It’s Not About the Bike is the perfect title for this book about life, death, illness, family, setbacks, and triumphs, but not especially about the bike. –Jill Lightner, Amazon.com