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I was fully awake when I had my Cystoscopy. I won’t lie, it was extremely painful to the point I had tears in my eyes. It felt like it took forever for the procedure but I think it took less than 10 minutes. I dread going in for my next one.
Hi @bigrijoe, do you have any personal feelings about these topics that you’d be comfortable sharing? We do ask that comments remain respectful of others who might have different views. I’d be glad to hear more about what you believe. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
sarah.wallin commented on the post, Bladder Cancer, My Treatment Options, and What I Learned 18 hours, 19 minutes ago
Hi @pepe528, I admire your ability to keep the perspective when reflecting on your past BCG treatment.. Despite the uncomfortable moments and multiple sets you’ve endured… you are still here! And we are so happy that you are. Be well and take care, Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
thank you anita —-the bright side is your still here…
BigRIJoe commented on the post, Conversations with a Chaplain: A Chaplain’s Role in Supportive Care 18 hours, 34 minutes ago
1) So, Rev Dusenbury, what must I do to get eternal life? 2) How much of your education involved courses in Christian apologetics?
@tsdakota, I’m glad that most of the people you associate with do not have this attitude. It’s not very helpful when someone tries to “one up” or “compare” cancer journeys… it can draw us apart when we should be coming together in support. I think many people do not realize the impact of this mindset on others. Thanks for reading and commenting,…
I do not feel the people I associate with have the one up attitude nor do I believe most people do.
Hi @mrdavey1, thanks for starting this forum. I’d be curious to hear if anyone else has a similar experience with drinking a large quantity of diet soda. While some people still believe that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda lead to cancer, there is still little evidence that artificial sweeteners are carcinogens or co-carcinogens. This…
@pepe528, bladder cancer and the treatment is not an easy thing to process. I’m glad Paul’s article speaks to you. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Pepe528 commented on the post, Bladder Cancer, My Treatment Options, and What I Learned 2 days, 21 hours ago
bcg treatment …….pretty wild ………………. there are at least 6 nurses at my doctors office all of which were there to give me treatment —now for one i had too pull my pants down in front of all of them ,,, not at the same time –all gave me treatment that ranged to a total of 24– 4 sets of 6 because it kept coming back ,,, all i can…
yep –you just do process it …. not eazy but you have no other choice
@gsess, Thanks for sharing your perspective and why you prefer the term, NED. The side effects and lingering health complications, as well as possibility of recurrence can definitely keep cancer on your mind. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Hi @jrm1963, apologies for my delayed reply. Your upcoming decision is one that several others in the community have had, too. Has your doctor provided any guidance or information about your options? Your question is similar to what @dcote asked here: https://bladdercancer.net/q-and-a/bladder-removal-option/ as well as @jay60:…
What a lovely story. I’m so glad you and Flash are doing well. Now I have to go read all your other stories!
I prefer the description N.E.D. I realize I have cancer and it is still there lurking incognito. I have so many side effects from the chemo, a bacterial infection, ureters closing the cancer is the least of my problems. BUT it is still in my mind. Ergo I prefer N.E.D. (5 YEARS Jan 1,2020!