It's taken me a bit of time to sit down and write. Sorry for the delay.
I'm once again a cancer patient. Surgery determined that the cancer is localized to my bladder, Thank God. CIS again. So we begin BCG treatment
one week from today for the usual six weeks, followed by an additional TURBT. Dr. wants to be more aggressive in that a peak a poke found nothing "unusual last few times.
It was hard enough getting my head around this the first time. Now, I'm just numb. It isn't that I'm hearing a negative prognosis from my medical team, it's more that I just can't believe I'm right where I was this time last year. Of course, my mind takes over at times and sleep doesn't come easily if at all.
So prayers and positive vibes would so much be appreciated.
Thanks for reading my vent and God Bless.
Diagnosed: 01/2012 - TCC CIS
All Clear: 06/2012
Diagnosed (Again): 02/04/2013 - TCC CIS
All Clear (Again): 05/03/2013
Diagnosed Yet Again 10/15/2014 - RCC
Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Joe... So sorry to hear this news. At the one year mark, we start to breathe just a little easier (JUST a little), so I understand how this feels worse than the first time. I so hope the doctor is wrong, and if there are any bad cells, they are just microscopic in the bladder and he could not detect them visually during your cysto. I think he is jumping to conclusions telling you it might be elsewhere outside your bladder until the biopsies come back.
Best wishes for your surgery on Monday. You know as always, we will be right here sending you our very best positive vibes!
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