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THE PATH TO RC

1 week 1 day ago #53405 by Jack R
Lotech,

Sorry to hear that they can't or don't use a PICC line instead of tearing up your arm veins. With only 2 more to go, you are on the home stretch. Keep your eye on the prize and keep us updated. We are all pulling for you beat this BC and move on to your new normal.

Best,
Jack

6/2015 Bleeding, hurting, scared
8/2015 TURBT HG Papillary & CIS
3 1/2 rounds of BCG x 6 (21 total)
16 months of Mixed path & cysto reports
12/2016 HG Papillary & CIS remain non-invasive
1/2017 Doc offers options: RC, MMC, Ifn,BCG/Ifn, drug trials
2/17 Mitomycin x 3 & begin BCG + Ifn x 6 waiting,...

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1 week 4 days ago #53385 by dtat60
Hang tuff, Lotech! Thanks for posting. I've been wondering how you were doing.

Peace and Love,
Dave

08/16 Blood in Urine;09/16 CT Scan, RPG, Cysto;10/16 TURBT;12/08 BL TURBT;01/17 6X BCG;05/17 NED
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1 week 5 days ago #53380 by Alan
Inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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.
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1 week 5 days ago #53376 by lotech35
Whew! still recovering from last round of chemo, my arms are marked up from the treatments, hard on the viens, and upset stomache. Only 2 treatments to go! Then a colonoscopy and surgery. I know Doc says im a good fit for neo but the indiana pouche sounds better daily to me. Being continent day and night is what im looking for. I spoke with a pouche user last week 10 yrs out he is doing great! Still have time to decide surgery in july.

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial....

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1 month 1 week ago #53204 by Jack R
Lotech,

I can only imagine your frustration. We all hope that the intravesical treatments will let us avoid chemo, but thank goodness there is a backup treatment. I hope you and those close to you are holding up OK through all of this. The people around me feel the stress maybe more than I do - for them, the watching is hard; it must be the same for you and yours.

I hope that those who are supporting us in treatment for BC are focusing on the goal of treatment instead of the side effects while getting there. I hope the next round is easier on everyone.

Best,
Jack

6/2015 Bleeding, hurting, scared
8/2015 TURBT HG Papillary & CIS
3 1/2 rounds of BCG x 6 (21 total)
16 months of Mixed path & cysto reports
12/2016 HG Papillary & CIS remain non-invasive
1/2017 Doc offers options: RC, MMC, Ifn,BCG/Ifn, drug trials
2/17 Mitomycin x 3 & begin BCG + Ifn x 6 waiting,...
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1 month 1 week ago #53184 by lotech35
Well,
5 days after 2nd chemo, i was pretty much bed ridden. They still gave me half the steroid dose and pepcid but i still felt dizzy and nauseous. Not as bad as last time but still didnt want to move around much. Right now im not to bad, slight headache,fatigue, and tummy tolerates small amounts of food during the day. Taking boost drinks . My next treatment is this Thursday! Hopefully the Docs and I can find a happy medium.

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial....

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