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1 year 10 months ago #52678 by Evan_Walsh
Well I just got "the call" and I do in fact have bladder cancer... I have an appointment to meet with another urologist, Dr. Chang at Beth Israel in Boston, who specializes in partial/full bladder removal and reconstruction. The urologist that did my TURBT remains optimistic that the surgery could be minimally invasive but I will know more Feb. 1st. Has anyone here had their bladder rebuilt? What kind of recovery time am I looking at?

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1 year 10 months ago #52645 by Herb
Waiting is not easy for it seems to take forever but, I sincerely hope the lesions are benign. Be pullin' for ya. Take Care, Herb

Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.

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1 year 10 months ago #52644 by Jack R
Evan,

Welcome back. From experience, I figure you are feeling better now - now that treatment is underway and you are working towards resolution.

There is nothing worse (for me) than waiting. I want to do something active. But it takes time. Soon yoou will have the biopsy report and a much better idea of the path ahead.

Stay upbeat and let us know what you hear.

Best
Jack

What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
T0 CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one (only) kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo , round 3
Begin year 4 with cis T0

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1 year 10 months ago #52641 by Evan_Walsh
Well, I made it! Procedure was a success and I feel remarkably well considering... The urologist said it took about an hour and one of the lesions was not what he was expecting. He said it was like a hard, round marble, not like the typical wavy kind they typically find. Not sure if that's good or bad but we now wait for results of the pathology.

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #52638 by Herb
Hi Herb Here!
Hope everything comes out (hummm) well; still remember well when my results came back it --- it was frightening journey, some painful adjustments here and there --- but all adjustments meant I was still around to bug my wife, sons and grad-children. I love continuing to continue. Take Care, Hang in there!

Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.

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1 year 10 months ago #52635 by Evan_Walsh
Thank you both for your response. I'm heading in for the removal in 2 hrs. Regardless of the outcome, I'm happy to know there is plenty of support out there!

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