One thing -- keep hope --- scared --- every time they did a resection I was scared --- every chemo session I was scared --- when nothing worked I was scared --- however, as frightened as I was, I simply would not give up and took all the courage I could muster and declared --- I will fight you "cancer" with every breath. I did not get mad at my Boss upstairs, never asked why me? I simply asked the Lord to give me strength, courage and a little peace now and then! Well here I am 7 years out from a radical --- cancer free. I certainly used the folks on this board to help me understand various things that were happening to me and it sincerely helped. I still ask questions just as did on Board a few days ago. Certainly sending positive thoughts and prayers
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.
2 years 2 weeks ago - 2 years 1 week ago#53552by Alan
Sorry you have a reason be here but, welcome. I have learned too many times to wait for all of the information on any medical tests. So, I am saying wait until the pathology is complete. The most important item is this is very treatable and beatable. There are many here from non invasive to invasive reports that are leading active lives and10+ years out. It is OK to rant, vent etc anytime and then go and fight! Control what you can which is basically one day at a time.
Let us know what they say and we are here to try and help you navigate this.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
I'm 47 and I was just diagnosed last month. I was peeing blood and they treated me for a bladder infection. After the antibiotics, I still had as much blood in the urine as before so they gave me a CT scan which showed a mass in my bladder. The next day they did a scope which found three tumors. Three weeks ago, I had a blue light cystoscopy and they found it was more invasive and deeper than they thought.
I go back tomorrow to have the stent removed and to get the results of the pathology report. I'm terrified what it will be. I don't even know where to begin.