Helena's Story: Changes
Last updated: February 2023
I was told in September 2016 I had cancer and started chemotherapy in October.
It saved me, but I'm not the same
I have to be truthful it was awful, I was given options but because the tumor was on the wall of the bladder I went for getting it removed. Surgery was a great success but, I still hate the bag. I know it saved my life but it changed me as a person.
Terrible changes, but no cancer
Going for a walk, if it's cold you feel hot stuff coming. I keep thinking it's leaking then waking up with a terrible itch wanting to scratch like having a cast on. I fell and smashed my vertabries in my back due to my bones crumbling. Pain still chronic but good news scan showed no cancer after 5 years. This is my story.
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