Diagnose with bladder cancer in November. completed 2nd turbt Jan 7th. 1st turbt they took out quite a bit of cancer, ta hg. @nd turbt they trimmed my enlarged prostrate and found more. It is a pretty fast moving cancer. They wanted to do bcg treatments but I declined due to the amount of cancer and did not want to go thru treatments only to probably fail (discussed with my Dr and she agreed). My bother has been on the bag for over 50 years so I am familiar with the problems etc (I also talked with him at length also). I am 75 and in pretty good health considering all my little problems (100% Va Disability).
My question is how long to recover from the surgery and any problems to look out for., they will be taking out my bladder and prostrate. This will be thru VA in Portland, Oregon but all my doctors come from OHSU Research Institue (good well recognized place).
Questions are: Anything I can do prior to surgery and what to expect after. Hoping for Feb 4th appointment if not will be 1st week of March. All help appreciated, thanks in advance.