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4 years 5 months ago #46496 by RHWilgus
The laser technique was done in the doctor's office. He used the same equipment that he uses for scopes. I relaxed there and had a conversation with him while he laser-ed the few tumors.

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4 years 5 months ago #46493 by rbmc
Hi RH. Congrats to you and your doc for a plan that had positive results. It's time for the Happy Dance, and a welcome break in the routine. Positive thoughts will continue so you can hear those sweet two words after future scopes. On the laser technique, was that done right in the office, or did it require an out patient visit like the TURBTS?

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4 years 5 months ago #46474 by RHWilgus
I'm going in for my 9th BCG treatment tomorrow. Like your husband, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer last October. After two TURBTs and 6 weeks of BCG treatments and then a rest for a month, we had another look and found a couple of small tumors. They were removed with a laser and that was followed by a dose of chemo. That was just a few days before I turned 62. Going back on 9 May, the doctor gave me the all clear. Hearing, "All Clear," were the sweetest words you can hear. We are in the middle of three BCG treatments for preventative maintenance.

You both have to keep a positive attitude throughout. My wife was my rock. She was the one that kept me going in a positive way. My friends and coworkers helped, but my wife was and still is my best supporter. Finally, I just want you to know that prayers work.

My prayers and best wishes are with you.

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4 years 5 months ago #46471 by mistletoe
My husband was diagnosed 5/28, TURBT done 6/5, traumatic catheter caused a 5 hospital stay with bleeding. Invasive papillary urothelial cancer, high grade. BCG treatments scheduled for 7/23. Scheduled for a 2nd opinion on 6/27. He is 61, healthy otherwise. This rocked our world but we feel hopeful that treatment will work. Doing as much research as possible.

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4 years 5 months ago #46439 by kwhite65
I had my 3rd BCG treatment this morning. So far feeling OK. Did get real sleepy for a while. But that has happened after every treatment so far. I kinda expected it. I started drinking water at the hour mark. I think I over did it. 2 liters is definitely a little too much. So I'm gonna cut that back a little bit. Thanks always for listening and all the input you give. .

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4 years 6 months ago #46403 by Nix
When I was going through BCG a doctor had to be on the premises during the instillation. Maybe you Uro is in practice by himself?

Nancy

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