George you are so correct, I found this site Feb.2014 when first got diagnosed, and I will always be indebted to all of my cancer family here.
After my first cystoscopy was negative, I started not signing on as often. Thank you, for opening our eyes to the importance of all of us to continue to help those new and not so new individuals to Bladder Cancer.
Thanks very much for the kind and supportive words George, and all. Like George, I had replied before when the site went down, so will try to repeat what I said then. I just want to say that I honestly don't think about my bout with bladder cancer, and never even get worried any longer when cystoscopy date looms (maybe a little worry when the scope is actually in). I don't think of myself as a survivor or warrior, because those words now seem dramatic for what I actually have experienced. There are others here, and some who are no longer with us, who went through much more than I did and to whom those terms more accurately apply. I'm a generally optimistic person, and though I know bladder cancer has a high rate of recurrence, I don't think about it and figure I'll cross that bridge if I come to it. Every all clear year that goes by the better. Have had 4 grand-daughters in the last 5 years, and hope to have many years of spoiling them.
Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.
I sent this post out 3 days ago. And today found out that the site was down!
I am so happy to hear that you are doing so well. Congratulations!
I also wanted you to know that we need to know about you, on a regular basis. Each day there are new people here who just got the word "YOU have cancer." And their world comes to a screeching halt. I am sure you remember that feeling.
Your last post is important to them in 2 ways: It gives us hope that they will survive, and life will go on! And the importance of getting checkups regularly.
As you move on with your life and cancer is a fading spot in your rear view mirror, I applaud your survivorship.....Congratulations! I am so very pleased to hear you are doing well! But, I am sure, there are others out there that are so much hoping to be you......... A true survivor! And Getting on with your life to boot!
Your post is most welcome to so many(even a survivor like me)
Thanks for coming back, and being a model for so many who want to be just like you.
Please don't be too much of a stranger..... We miss you!
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
New Man! [/size]