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  • Here we go again, or not?

    Posted by dukel on November 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Next month will be two years since my neo surgery. This summer
    was so busy with cars shows and doing a remodel on one of my daughters homes. It was like i never had bladder cancer. I have
    been truly blessed with my neo surgery results. Problem is, my lower back has been killing me again. Bladder infection? So last week i go in to my family Doctor. Next day when i go back in to pick up a Rx, he calls me in to tell me my kidney function has had a drop off. He wants to start some new rounds of tests and scans this week. Man, have i been here a number of times. The part i always hate the most is telling my wife and family. So i sit here today knowing i have to let her in on it
    tonight, before phone calls start happening tomorrow. This month marks 20yrs since my bone cancer diagnoses. So i been playing on house money for a long time. I can’t complain. But telling Judy of possible bad news sucks. If I continue to be lucky, tests and scans will be negative. It’s not going to be
    a pleasant week! Need to study up here on kidney involvement.
    Duke

    pemquid replied 12 years, 7 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • pemquid

    Member
    December 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Wonderful news! Your cautious young doc may have caused you anxiety, but better safe than sorry.

    Ann


    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.
  • catherineh

    Member
    December 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    So happy to hear that news! We all breathe a collective sign of relief with you!


    Best wishes… Catherine

    TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
    Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
    Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
    Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Nashville, TN

  • mmc

    Member
    December 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Dance!!! :D

    Congrats!
    Mike


    Age 54
    10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
    9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
    10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
    2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
    9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
    1/2014 ct scan results….distant mets
    2/2014 ct result…spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph system

    My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinion of ABLCS or anyone else. I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.
  • nix

    Member
    December 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Great news, Duke! The wait is terrible but results are wonderful!
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Nancy


    Nancy S
    Ta CIS
    dx Ta 11/06
    dx Ta CIS 10/07
  • dukel

    Member
    December 2, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Hey thanks everyone!!! Got great news back today “ALL CLEAR”!!!
    I think my new young Dr. was a little over concerned from blood work and my cancer history. A long week of worry. But you know what? It’s like winning the lottery all over again, and who can’t like that.
    Again thanks.
    Duke

  • Joey

    Member
    December 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Duke here is wishing you positive results.

    Joey

  • gkline

    Member
    December 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Thowing my good wishes to you Duke. You don’t deserve more bad news.

    George


    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
    09/09/09…New Hip
    =
    New Man! [/size]

  • mmc

    Member
    December 1, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Hope all is good with the tests and it’s some benign issue.

    Mike


    Age 54
    10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
    9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
    10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
    2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
    9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
    1/2014 ct scan results….distant mets
    2/2014 ct result…spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph system

    My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinion of ABLCS or anyone else. I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV.
  • dukel

    Member
    December 1, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Thanks Catherine. I got kind of use to putting those scare thoughts away. This one kind of woke me up. Still waiting for results. I have never been big on waiting.
    Hope your doing great.
    Duke

  • catherineh

    Member
    November 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hello Duke… The threat of bad news seems to always be looming and I am sorry you are having another scare. I am praying that it will be just that… a scare caused by some kind of minor infection that can be cleared up quickly.

    Wishing you good results with your scans and tests…


    Best wishes… Catherine

    TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
    Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
    Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
    Vanderbilt Medical Center
    Nashville, TN

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