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11 years 11 months ago #17342 by sandrak
Thanks tate. I think she is going to two different places to have the CT scan and the cystoscopy.
I agree with you. The waiting is the hardest thing. She is trying not to worry and I am trying not to worry too. I keep telling her it is probably nothing to worry about, although I feel this could be really serious.

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11 years 11 months ago #17340 by tate
It is a shame they could not do the cysto on the same day as the ct scan...you could try to call and see if they could do them both this week...I am not sure if will work out but would be worth a shot. The other option would be to call and see if you can get in somewhere else quicker.

For me the ct or other test did not show anything but as soon as the doc did my cysto she rolled back and said you have bladder cancer. I had surgery the next week 4/17/08 a week later I went back for the biopsy results and follow up plan and now I am having bcg treatments. The waiting really is the hardest thing!!!
-Tate

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11 years 11 months ago #17338 by sandrak
Thanks for the reply. We are close to Columbia,South Carolina. I really don't understand why it is going to take so long for her to get her test results. Maybe the doctors want to gather all evidence and go over it all before they let her know what is going on.
Thank you for the concern and support. I really appreciate it.

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11 years 11 months ago #17337 by tate
Hi sandrak,

I feel like the welcoming committee sometimes here because I am addicted to this website...so I like to try and give quick responses to new people...even though I am not the most knowledgeable here. I will say you have come the right place for support.
I don't know much about symptoms with stones...but I do know that we have to take charge of ourselves and the only symptom I had was blood and clots in my urine and some pressure in abd.

Can you let us know where your MIL lives? Pat is the best at finding the best facilities for treatments and everybody pretty much agrees that 2nd opinions are ideal. I know that Pat and the others will chime in very soon.

Try to stay calm and positive even though the waiting is the very worst part... know that we are all here for when ever you need to vent or just chat.

((hugs))
Tate

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11 years 11 months ago #17336 by sandrak
Hi, I am new here but have read alot of the posts and have learned alot. I am concerned about my 70yr. old mother-in-law. It all really started last year when she got a UTI that she had a very hard time with. Fast forward to just a few weeks ago. She started having blood in her urine. It was alot with clots. She has been having visible bleeding on and off for the last couple of weeks. She also feels she has to go to the bathroom all the time, and is tired all the time. Also, she has alot of pressure in her lower abdomen. She went to the doctor who ran a UTI test and it came back negative. He sent her to an Urologist who did a complete blood workup. On June 3, she is scheduled for a CT scan, then on the June 10 a cystoscopy. She won't get the results from all her tests until June 17 when she goes back. At her age, is cancer more of a reality than something like bladder stones? Thanks.

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