Hi Slabman. Would you believe I'm still reovering from my last set of treatments that ended March 30? Recently saw a rheumotologist who has suggested my symptoms sound like Polymyalgia Rheumatica. He did agree that could be a side effect of the treatments. Anyway, the normal treatment for PMR is prednisone. I told him I don't want my immune system compromised. He agreed to wait a while as my symptoms seem to be lessening. I've also sent a message to Dr. Lamm asking about the wisdom of taking Prednisone. If I get an answer I will post it.
Enjoy your trip.
9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 10 months ago#25913by Moonerj
Glad to see you are enjoying life. I am too, 1st summer in 3 years with no Turbs or BCG treatments. Able to golf with the guys every weekend, my wife and I planning a vacation in August, assuming I am all clear at my next Cysto in July.
Continue to enjoy, all the best,
TA Grade 1
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007
I haven't been a very frequent visitor to this board since finishing my 15th BCG almost 4 weeks ago and hitting the road again. Surprisingly, I didn't get much of an arthritic reaction with these last 3 treatments......wondering if the 6 months between the 12th and this last series was the biggest factor? I still have the chills and am resigned to the fact I'll never get back to where I was earlier, but can live with that.
We're now traveling through So. California, passing through and camping in desert areas where temps have been up to 110. Even higher, I imagine, when we get to Death Valley. I figure there is always good and bad with everything, but for me, I will be having no issues with that heat while the Wife suffers immensely. More heat???? Bring it on!!!!!
Yes, I'm enjoying the good health I've been blessed with but know our travels can end very quickly with the next cysto. My hope is that each and every one of you can experience the best of health with your particular BC circumstances and live the kind of lifestyle you desire. And Britt...my heart especially goes out to you...NO ONE should have to go through what you are experiencing, much less a guy who has given what you have for our Country.
DX April 2008
TURB April 2008
Last BCG (#15) April 2009