Last updated: February 2023
This is "327" again. My name is Tom. "Unexpected/Unwelcome Surprise" is my first entry to this forum. Following my first surgery in January 2022, and 6-week BCG treatment, I had a second surgery in March, followed by a 3-week chemo treatment. A cystoscopy in August revealed no new tumors. A cystoscopy on November 21 revealed several new tumors of varying shapes and sizes, all relatively small compared to my original tumors.
I now await a new surgery, scheduled for January 10, 2023 - my 76th birthday! I'm trying to look at it like having Hemorrhoids removed by banding, which I have experienced on several occasions. For me, the worst part is the "Hell Week" of living with the catheter and urine bag.
I have faith in the skill and knowledge of my Urologist, who successfully performed the first 2 surgeries, and I'm certain she will again be successful in removing the tumors. She now has increased the frequency of my cystoscopies to every 2 months, instead of every three months. That's about all for now. All the best to all my fellow sufferers and your caretakers. Tom
Has cancer impacted your mood during the holidays?