Hello John... You have gotten over a major hurdle with your RC behind you now. So sorry to hear about the lymph nodes but your oncologist will map out a battle plan to go after those nasty little cells. I hope your recovery continues to go well and you feel stronger with each new day.
Thanks for letting us know how you're doing. Please continue to update us so we can send all that good karma your way!
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Ok gang, I was released from the hospital yesterday after an 8 day stay. The truck that Mike mentioned visited me twice as he said it would, he failed to mention the train though. All in all I really only remember about 5 of the 8 days in the hospital, sometimes drugs are a wonderful thing. Doc said the neo-bladder surgery went very well and he was proud of the end product. The biopsies on the lymph glands did not go so well however. Highly aggressive T-4 cancer cells were found in 2 of the sections. I return next week to have the pubic catheter removed and then will meet with the oncologist to determine the course of action on the chemo treatment. Thanks for all your support, the info gained here regarding the neo-bladder installation sure helped ease the fear and aided in the recovery time.