Translated by Christina
am a 34 year old man named Mogens Larsen. In spite of my young age I have
expierienced more than most people do in a lifetime.
having completed primary school and most of junior high, I decided to go
attend my final year, 10th
grade, in “Midtsjaellands ungdomsskole”. It is kind of a boarding
school, only you go of your own free will (!). Only 9th and 10th
graders are allowed, it is a place you mature and learn to stand a bit
more on your own as a young adult. I was very pleased with the year I
completed my education as an electrical engineer in the Danish navy. I
spent 6 exciting years there, with a lot of trips to foreign places. From
the most northern points to the Persian Gulf.
was on the ship “Olfert Fischer” in the Persian Gulf during the crisis
in 1991. See photos from this trip here.
1989 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I had one testicle removed,
the surgery was followed up with a chemotherapy treatment.
1999 I had a relapse, this time cancer was found in my abdominal cavity. I
went through two “small” chemotherapy treatments and one out of two
planned highdose treatments, where the bone marrow in your spine is
changed. I failed to complete the second highdose treatment, as the first
one almost cost me my life, and I had to undergo surgery.
January of 2001 I was diagnosed with cancer for the third time. This time
in my lungs and abdominal cavity.
was a huge setback for me to receive this news, and I was very concerned
about having to go through yet another period of sickness and various
plan was to give me four treatments with three different chemotherapy
drugs (Gemcitabin, Taxol and Cisplatin). For each treatment I was
hospitalized 24 hours and they would give me the drugs over a period of 12
to 14 hours. After the 4 treatments we were going to make status over
1st 2001 I was given the happy news that there were no further
signs of cancer.
alas......November 2001 a scan showed increase in something that had been
considered scar tissue so far, I had a small tumor in my abdominal cavity.
Jan 2002 I underwent surgery for the second time, and had followup
chemotherpy treatments (Topetecan). In fall 2002 I changed to another kind
of chemotherapy (Isfosfamid) since Topetecan had no effect.
of 2003 I underwent surgery for the third time, as a Pet-Ct scan had
indicated that there was more cancer tissue left in my abdominal cavity.
Luckily this was not the case, all they found was scar- connective- and
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