Thanks Steve. Yes, I've read about the possible joint pain. Since I have been dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis for more than 35 years, a little additional pain isn't a problem, I might not even notice it if it even happens to me.
I have already come to realize how wonderful the people on this site are and how willing they are to share thier experiences and advice. I was reading posts on this site for a while before I actually signed up in Dec.
I guess I'm technically no longer in the "newly diagnosed" category since the intial diagnosis was in Oct and confirmation was Feb.
Got my ok on my PPD test yesterday, so BCG will start this coming Tues.
I have posted some thoughts on BCG and muscle/joint pain. Let me be clear, keeping the cancer at bay is more important that some discomfort. If the BCG does it job, you could be one the many here who monitor with cystos rather than more extreme treatments.
Also, come here often, these folks are the best in the world and the advice is from the heart and minds of committed patients and survivors.
Went for 1st BCG treatment today, but it had to be postponed. They never did the TB test on me. So the nurse did that today. Stopping in on Thurs to have it checked then will start BCG next Tues. Everything will just be pushed back one week.
Yes, Mike. I did. Surprised you remembered, but then everyone here is so kind and supportative. I had a TURBT done. The first time was just a cold cup biopsy. This time the did the actual TURBT. I'll be starting BCG on this Tuesday, 2/23. The path report confirmed the 1st report of CIS. The urol. did say that he will do the BCG route first and see how that goes. He said in some instances, a dr might recommed RC but due to my age and overall health, he thinks BCG should be tried first. Hoping for little or no side effects from the treatment. I had no problems whatsoever after removal of cath following TURBT, no burning, no spasms, only very slight blood in urine 1 day. So hoping and believing same will be true for treatments.