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4 years 1 month ago #49322 by MadLove
Dear Lacy,

My 52 year old husband has had three TURBT's and was instructed not to lift more than 10 pounds after each procedure. His first TURBT seemed to be most extensive. He was home with a catheter for 3 days and not very mobile due to discomfort from the catheter. Recovery was quicker the next two times (catheter removed before being discharged from outpatient surgery) but he did stay home from work the day after surgery.

Best wishes for your surgery and your moving day.

Husband's journey:
01/2015 1st cystoscopy
03&04/2015 TURBTs-CIS
07/2015 Finished BCGx6
08/2015 biopsy-BENIGN!
10/2015 Finished BCGx3
12/2015 Cysto, redness
01/2016 TURBT, Benign
04/2016 Cysto
05/2016 Finished BCGx3
07&11/2016 Cysto's
1/2017 Finished BCGx3
2/2017 Cysto, redness
3/2017 TURBT, Cysto...
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4 years 1 month ago #49319 by GKLINE
OK
I'll take the bait Sara.
As a Guy, I remember the next day. I thought I was perfectly able to do my usual tasks....... But Nooooo. I had a kind of haze over my brain that hampered my ability to comprehend reality.
just make sure your husband keeps an eye on your progress. And makes you take a break regularly.

George

Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.

08/08/08...RC neo bladder
09/09/09...New Hip
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New Man! [/size]
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4 years 1 month ago #49316 by sara.anne
I was one of those who was baak to normal the next day. However, it will depend on where the tumors are located and how much tissue he needs to take. Just try to pace yourself and you wil do fine.

Incidentally, we girls seems to handle these procedurs much better than the guys do.

Good luck to you!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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4 years 1 month ago #49315 by ibinmiracles
Hello, I have had many tumors removed. I personally was able to function just fine after all of the procedures (7 operations in the last two yrs) with no real problems, but I must say I choose to be positive and tend to ignore any discomfort that I may have had. That being said the biggest problem for me was getting sleep at night because my bladder could not hold urine for very long. I was up about every 2 hrs or so to relieve myself, but over time it will get better. I hope this helps.
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4 years 1 month ago #49314 by Lacy9190
I am 54 year old female and was just diagnosed last week and am having TURBT this Thursday. I don't know many details other than I have 3 small, superficial tumors diagnosed through a cystoscopy last week. My husband and I just bought a new house and are scheduled to move the day after TURBT. I'm thinking I will be worthless trying to help move, no lifting etc. Can anyone provide input on how you were feeling the day after surgery?

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