Rest assured that you did nothing to offend, either unintentionally or otherwise. Your posts have always been factual and very compassionate. Thanks for all you have done to make my own personal suffering more bearable.
Buckner, I do understand where you're coming from. You're in a terrible situation. Your mum's ill, and naturally enough, you're worried about getting her through this difficult time.
I've read a few papers regarding trihalomethanes in swimming pools, but decided that the benefits out way any small risk that may be attached. Swimming is such great all round exercise. Ideal for recuperation. And for myself, now that I've buggered my hamstring, it's really my only form of exercise. Just tell your mum to dive in, stay fit and have some fun.
What I didn't expect was to be made fun of. I'm not looking for causes of BC, those are pretty clear to me.
Whoa! You made me look back at my response and some of the others. You can't tell, when looking at the written word, the expression on the writer's face. I'm not sure why you would have felt made fun of, so if my response contributed to that feeling, I sincerely apologize. I haven't been a member of this forum that long, but from what I've seen you are free to speak your mind, and all the responses are intended to give support. So, I'm very sorry if we didn't come across that way.
TaG3 + CIS 12/2000. TURB + Mitomycin C (No BCG)
Urethral stricture, urethroplasty 10/2009
CIS 11/2010 treated with BCG. CIS 5/2012 treated with BCG/interferon
T1G3 1/2013. Radical Cystectomy 3/5/2013, No invasive cancer. CIS in right ureter.
Incontinent. AUS implant 2/2014. AUS explant...
Thanks for your response Wendy. That's all I needed, and really expected from the group. Just someone to help me slow down and catch my breath for a minute. What I didn't expect was to be made fun of. I'm not looking for causes of BC, those are pretty clear to me. I just don't want to do anything to aggravate my Mother's BC.
A little history: 76 years old. Dx 08/06 T1G3. Four BCG treatments, then off to the hospital for 2 months, 2 weeks of which were in ICU with many different high powered antibiotics. Seven months out of the hospital, 2 recurrances of T1G3 later and I'm trying desperately to "do all the right things". In addition, she had a meningioma in 1974 and a stroke on the operating table which affected her right side. Then she had to learn to walk again. After the recent hospital stay, flat of her back the entire time, the right-sided weakness returned. Again she's learning to walk again.
As part of her physical therapy I want to get her in the pool. I never thought anything about it until I happened upon a study on the Web. I thought for a long time before I posted my fear to this forum. I knew how improbable it seemed and was afraid of the reaction. But I thought again and assured myself that it was okay to ask. I'm tired, very tired, and I needed someone to remind to stop and breath.
A woman from our discussion group who has an Indiana pouch became afraid after reading about chlorine, she and her husband had just installed a hot-tub. She asked me my opinion I said just enjoy it. She then wrote to her doctor, Mark Schoenberg, and asked him about the "risk" and he congratulated her on the hot-tub and told her to have a good time in it with her husband....just for the record.
Well, I still like that one study that showed drinking beer cut the risk of bladder cancer ;D , so.. perhaps we didn't drink enough beer in our pre-cancer days??? I think I did though?? Maybe a swimming pool full of beer?
Well, just make sure to take your Oncovite Zach! LOL
Diagnosed T1G3 - 3/01/06
37 yo, Seattle, WA