7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago#44314by CatherineH
Chuck!!! That is GREAT news and I know the world just lifted off your shoulders.
The same thing happened to me back in 2010... I held it together from diagnosis in early January until my surgery late February. When I got home that Sunday, was preoccupied just trying to get around without too much pain. On Tuesday the phone rang, the nurse said path report back with clear margins and nothing in lymph nodes. I could barely eek out the words "thank you" because all that pent up emotion came flooding out... waterworks! And, just reading your post brings tears of joy for you!
And, as Mike stressed, you MUST keep those 3-month cysto appointments, and gradually six-months. It is the best defense against that darn stuff creeping back on you.
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Great news after hearing from the Urologest Monday............ he had to go deep in the bladder wall to remove the cancer, he took pictures before and after and gave them to my wife so she could see what was going on. I had to stay overninght till Saturday about 1 pm ...... and here is the Patholigy report, in lamen terms. it was NONIVASIVE and he said there was less than a 5% chance it would grow back. i still have to have 3 months check ups with him. No kemo or radiation. no pills no nothing to take. he was satisfied he got it all and we had caught it eairly I have never been so relived in my life. when he told me the path results I lost it emotionly i had to give the phone to Cindy I cried like a baby for about 15 mins. just could not stop. I was just so happy. it really takes a lot to get me to that point, So it looks like I have a new start on life, there is a lot I need to do now to make sure my family is taken care of.
I will see you all Sunday in Chat.
7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago#44284by DougG
Glad that the TURB is behind you. Know you will be overjoyed to see the doc on Thursday and have the catheter out. Thinking of you here in the Knoxville area and wishing you the best as you recover. Hope we'll see you on the chat tonight again!