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Mac Howard commented a story 1 day, 10 hours ago

Jim, Thank you for your service. I know my army days were full of smoking as well. I still hear the drill instructors hollering, “smoke them if you’ve got them… if you don’t simulate.”

Glad to hear you got treatment and the BCG that is so scarce. Keep following up with the doctors and be well.

Best wishes
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Mac Howard answered a question 1 day, 10 hours ago

volsrider, Sorry to hear about your recurrence. I hope all goes well with treatment and you are on the mend soon. Keep us posted and best wishes.
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Mac Howard commented on the post, The Problem of Nocturia 1 day, 10 hours ago

TK, Now I have a name for my symptoms. Thank you. I have gotten up all through the night for years and have been on an apnea machine for over a decade. Bladder cancer only increased the frequent urination. All of this does lead to a cycle of constant fatigue.

Thank you for the information.
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volsrider answered a question 1 day, 21 hours ago

Over a year later and BC is back. Had TURBT in August and again in September. If all goes to plan, I start intravesical Gemcitabine therapy this next week on the 24th. Once a week for 3 weeks. Still attempting to spare the bladder as long as possible. But CIS keeps recurring.

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jaldeacruz shared a new story 3 days, 7 hours ago

I started smoking at age 15 and quit at age 30 right after I got out of the US Navy. During that time I averaged 2 1/2 to 3 packs a day. Today I couldn’t afford to do that. Worked for RCA then the NYPD, got […]

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sarah.wallin answered a question 3 days, 15 hours ago

@hi8us60, thanks for sharing how the Gemcitabine instillations have been going for you so far. We’ve gotten many questions about the side effects, and it’s tremendously helpful to hear from someone first hand. Those are some great tips you shared to combat dryness. Cheering for you from the sidelines as you get your last treatment! -Sarah…

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Mac Howard commented on the post, Let’s Talk About Sex 4 days ago

Jim,
Very encouraging. I thank you for your willingness to be candid about an often overlooked side effect of cancer treatment.

I am also impressed by the biking. I have ridden way more than 800 miles this year, but that 800 is impressive. I do need to be honest and mention that my miles require the twist of the wrist and NO pedaling.…

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Mac Howard commented on the post, Things They Tell You That You Don’t Remember 4 days ago

Paul, 6 months…..I can empathize with your wait. Anything out of the ordinary is defcon4 emergency for me and a slight shoulder shrug for my urologist.

I also understand the, “Nobody told me that.” episodes. I cannot count the number of times my wife has “reminded” me of something the doctor told me.

I hope all continues to go well…