This is also "kind of" an anniversary for me also. Two years ago, the Monday before Thanksgiving I was dx'd with Ta and had a TURB. a year ago I was dx'd with Ta CIS another TURB. One year later, 6 weeks BCG and two maintenance rounds and ready to start next maintenance on Monday - here I am also. Full of hope (13 months All Clear:) and very thankful for this forum.
Thanks to all
A year ago...the day before Thanksgiving. I felt AWFUL...sort of non-descript awfullness..fatigue. Then got hit that same day with yet another "UTI." Spent that day and Thanksgiving in bed, when not in the bathroom. Had been to a uro for the repeat UTI's and he had given me antibiotics and a sample bottle for then the next one hit. And that was the start of my story.
By the next week we knew a. it wasn't a UTI (no bacteria) and b. there was something in the bladder (cystoscopy.) Since then I have had two TURBs, 4 cystocsopies, BCG twice...and seem to be doing fine...and met all my friends on this forum. Think I have a lot to be thankful for.
Who'd of thunk it?
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society