Well I just got "the call" and I do in fact have bladder cancer... I have an appointment to meet with another urologist, Dr. Chang at Beth Israel in Boston, who specializes in partial/full bladder removal and reconstruction. The urologist that did my TURBT remains optimistic that the surgery could be minimally invasive but I will know more Feb. 1st. Has anyone here had their bladder rebuilt? What kind of recovery time am I looking at?
Welcome back. From experience, I figure you are feeling better now - now that treatment is underway and you are working towards resolution.
There is nothing worse (for me) than waiting. I want to do something active. But it takes time. Soon yoou will have the biopsy report and a much better idea of the path ahead.
Stay upbeat and let us know what you hear.
What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again
1/2020 CIS is back...
Well, I made it! Procedure was a success and I feel remarkably well considering... The urologist said it took about an hour and one of the lesions was not what he was expecting. He said it was like a hard, round marble, not like the typical wavy kind they typically find. Not sure if that's good or bad but we now wait for results of the pathology.
3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago#52638by Herb
Hi Herb Here!
Hope everything comes out (hummm) well; still remember well when my results came back it --- it was frightening journey, some painful adjustments here and there --- but all adjustments meant I was still around to bug my wife, sons and grad-children. I love continuing to continue. Take Care, Hang in there!
Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.