4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago#49751by Wichobel
Dear Henri, I am so sorry for those news, I am 50 years old and I spent 2 years with an incorrect diagnostic. I. Have bladder cancer 3 tumors G 3. In the first day of my diagnostic I called a friend of mine who had lost a son. I think the worst pain ever. She listened to me and told me that don't let your fear enjoy your life! It became my goal . Any cancer will change our lifes forever. Nothing is going to be the same. We have to live. Needless to say that I am with you.
Henri , I just wanted to let you know this week as you go thru your apps. you will be on my mind and in my prayers . I am a house painter and as I paint it leaves my mind free to think of what I want . It makes all the difference in the world with cancer to be in the right place and having the right Drs. and you most certainly have picked well.
You might want to have a notebook to write questions in as you think of them. You can also take notes on what they say . It is hard to just remember it all when your at your apps. Good luck, Rocky
Thank you all for keeping me in the group. <smile> I never felt you were kicking me out.
Just got a call from MDAnderson. I have appointments scheduled all day on the 29th for mammogram testing since they did see a nodule on my breast. They are certainly efficient. I'm sure I'll hear more before the 30th when I have my doctor's appointment in the gynecological unit.
Thanks for being here. I must say I am in much better spirits today. It just took a couple of days to get over the shock.
Hey George, First I've heard of a group "ejection ceremony." And here I thought that with bladder cancer you are never "free" because of bladder cancer having the highest recurrence rate of all cancers. I've had no recurrence since 2008, but am happy to still be a member of our little band here, albeit I haven't been on much for quite a while. And, I'm blessed to have had such a relatively mild experience compared to others here.
And Henri, I can only echo what others have said. We may not have experienced the same kind of situation you are in in terms of the type and location of the cancer, but we are here any time you want to "talk." I do know that there are people on this board who have had also had other kinds of cancer besides bladder, and they are still here to tell the tale.
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.