(For Mom of Two Cute Boys, I have moved your topic and created a thread about seeking a second opinion to the Superficial Bladder Cancer Area. I am
hoping that you will get more response with an individual thread. Let me know how I can help. I have two cute boys, too.)
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006
Sorry to hear about your problems and fears. Am in a similar situation to you, and find it is difficult to stop your mind from keep returning to the cancer thing. What I can really reccomend, if you can do it , is commit to a physical training programme, try and go to a gym , or keep fit or whatever, One - you can·t think about it while you are working out and Two - it makes you feel more in control of what·s happening to your health. I know its difficult to do this especially if you already feel depressed , but it does help with your "feel good factor", and can only improve your bodies general ability to fight back.
Keep in touch,
that was good advice given to you. I know it is hard not to let it consume you but you have to live your life. We are the fortunate ones that it is still non invasive. This board gives out some great advice. Please feel free to contact me anytime, sounds like we are going through the exact same thing. Let me know how your search for a new doctor goes. Keep your chin up and hang in there. Barb
I am from the invasive section, my husband had his bladder removed Sept 14.
After reading your post I thought I would jump in and give you a little advice. Its paramount that you always see a cancer specialist at a major cancer facility. No need to be afraid if you have a top notch doctor.You should'nt be put off by them, there co-operation and communication are important. Don't let them run you around, pick a good one, and never allow a turb to be done in an office setting as we have read about before on the forum.. if you are unhappy with him not seeing you for 3 months find out why and get answers. My motto is don't be scared be prepared.
You have a superficial situation, not to be overlooked,,,take care,,Ginger
hi thanks for asking. i am allright last tur was feb5 so going on 2weeks since . i have just got names of other urologists TODAY wasnt till the end of the day but now i have a direction for a second opinion. AND FROM A SPECIALIST IN BLADDER CANCER UROLOGIST. and i am finding suport centers and support groups to attend soon. I wish i knew where i stand now that the tumors are so consistant. when in the office for my scope and he said i had 2 i said what now and he said lets get this removed and then we will talk. well its removed and hes not talking to me again. and i dont have another app. till 3 months from now. aaaaaahhhhh! sorry thanks for listening. how do we not let cancer consume us. is their a magical way to stop our minds from wandering back to it. becky