So far it sounds like the news is inconclusive but no certifiable really bad stuff so far. I guess it is up to each person to define bad stuff. With me and cancer it is not bad as long as they still can do something about it. You might ask if they can remail or mail you your pathology reports. Knowing your stage and grade is important.
It is two bad about your friend but it gives you a chance to be a good friend I hope you can at least talk to him by phone while he is recovering. Know that we are all sending him good thoughts he sounds like a very nice person.
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Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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Saw the Doc today and without going into great detail CT of abdomin and pelic clear,bone scan clear .he say99% sure its still contained in the bladder,couldnt or wouldnt give me a stage or level,all good news . But found some suspect noduals in my lungs ,imagine that have been a smoker for way to many years ,so gave me a week off then is schedualing a CT scan guided lung biopsy supposedly an out patient procedure, if they arent malignante good if they are then he says a round of chemo,dont know how much or how long on that yet. But said it would be needed before bladder surgery as I will be too weak after surgery for chemo. So thats it for me at the moment . But my best friend that has been hauling me all over and doing all I cant do was admited to the hospital yesterday and is now schedualed for open heart surgery monday for a quad bypass every thing was clogged up 70%,so you wounder when it all stops. Keep a good thought for him as well.