GOT THE CALL FRON MSK..
doc said what with hi grade + t2 + prostate cancer..its a no brainer..out they come
have to call to set date..1st week of july in NYC
6-8hr operation...7-10 days in hospital..7days rest before flying back to vegas..up to 2mos if i want to drive back
didnt talk details..will do that when we get to new york
very relived the waiting is over..and now we can start getting "cancer free"..asked point blank.."will i be free"after operation..he said yes (will also take lumo nodes to be sure)
i'm sure i'll be asking abunch of questions..but for tonite..sipping wine and exhaling
thanks to all that have helped..and will help
Glad you found the forum; a wealth of info. and who really knows better than those who have already made the journey...pleased to see you are following the advice of Pat and company in getting the cysto. set up quickly to determine what type of treatment is needed. A cysto. for me was painless, nothing more than getting a Pap smear, and the TURB was no big deal either for most of us, so try not to get anxious. If you have a good doctor and good insurance, you're fortunate and have things under control. Take care and best of luck for a good report. Melodie
Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright
Good luck, Jill!
My experience was only two instances of hematuria within 18 months of each other; both times, there was so much blood I went into a panic and ran straight to my doctor's office.. I had no infection either time, but the first time, they treated me with antibiotics. The second time, they sent me straight to the urologist, who scheduled a cystoscopy within 2 weeks. He knew I had cancer since I never had pain or infection.
Mine is low grade, TaG1-but it has come back once now. I go again in August for another poke and peek. I'm 49, was diagnosed at 47; I realize I may have this nuisance cancer for the rest of my life, but I plan on that being a LONG life. I am going to ask my HMO to switch me to a urinary oncologist if it re-appears in August.
I hope your diagnosis is the best possible, and this is a great place to ask any kind of question - we once had a discussion about how much blood is in your urine, and it quickly turned into a wine debate - well, mine was rose', and mine was zinfandel, but MINE was merlot, and mine was cabernet; you will be able to laugh when you know what's wrong, and have help dealing with it!