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Pensive. Diagnosed with 2 tumors, had the TURBT a week also, still waiting for the call from the MD with the news. Been reading ALL that I can about what can and might be, possible future treatments options, etc. Hoping to find out soon. Still going through some urinary pain each time, and feeling like my bladder is about .25 the size it was…
I’m great!!!…Going to be taking it easy for Christmas…will be finishing my 3rd. of my 1/3rd. treatments…also just getting over rotator cuff surgery (thank you Sweet Jesus…no pain whatsoever after surgery and since…very blessed)…I’m very greatful I’m where I’m at with one year of not having any cancer..
Awesome @ronmsyr!! Have you done anything special to celebrate? -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Hi @LDTURK, good to hear you’re feeling ok. Sounds like you might be able to relate to @wolf71 who is also starting chemo soon. If you’re interested in connecting, I’d recommend checking out this forum (https://bladdercancer.net/topic/diagnosed-with-bladder-3-months-ago/). I also shared many helpful links there. I hope all goes well! -Sarah…
Hi @june-bagala! Thanks for the update! I’m glad you’ve worked with your team to receive a series of 1/3 treatments. Blessings to you as well! Anything you’re looking forward to this Christmas season? -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Hi @Kitty, how are you feeling about the upcoming surgery? Nerves? I’m sharing with you an article that might help you prepare: https://bladdercancer.net/living/4-things-consider-radical-cystectomy/. Let us know how you’re feeling. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Hi Big Carl! Thanks for stopping by to wish this site a happy birthday! That means so much to us. You shared some excellent encouragement to those who are newly diagnosed to always ask your doctor. As you said, “that’s what they’re there for”! They know your situation best. I’m thrilled to hear you’ve displayed our magnet on your refrigerator…
@Gina, I’m glad you got some clarity from your urologist about administering BCG in different countries! That is so interesting. You shared some great tips for the event of a leak on the way home. Having incontinence pants on hand is always a good idea. Thank you for sharing that here! Wishing you a pleasant weekend. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
I’m sharing some articles written by people who have had chemo. There you might find some helpful perspectives from people who have been through it! I also hope others will chime in here with their personal experiences.
-Here’s What Chemo Feels Like: https://bladdercancer.net/living/intravesical-chemo/
-Chemo for Stage 2 Cancer:…
Thanks for sharing your experience with seeing a naturopath. Getting those second opinions from your naturopath friends must have helped you feel more confident in your regimen. Avoiding sugar is tough, especially when you have a sweet tooth. I hope to hear updates of how you are.
Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)
Started with UTI June 1918 blood protein in urine. Antibiotics June ..July …Aug ..Sept referred for kidney scan. Radiography said I was in the wrong dept and needed to see a urologist urgently. That afternoon […]
In April of 2005 I noticed two very small specs of blood in my urine. I called my urologist and he wanted me to see him right away. After a short discussion the decision was made to scope my bladder that same day. […]
@fionay68, I’m glad to hear that Mac’s writing has been encouraging and affirming for you. You are certainly allowed to be ill, after all you’ve been through so much! It can be difficult to step away from work, though that’s good you did it if you were feeling exhausted. We hear of fatigue very often here. I’m sharing with you an article about it:…
@mrdavey1, sorry to hear of your cancer spreading… it can be really difficult to grasp it all. This cancer can surely throw anyone for a shock by coming back when least expected. When do you start your chemo treatments? How are you holding up? Thinking of you today. -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)