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2 months 4 days ago #59394 by Canadian1
Thank you Sarah. Good to know :)

Ginette

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2 months 4 days ago #59392 by dtat60
It obviously depends on the individual. I live an hours drive from my Urologist and have had #21 BCG treatments and have never had a problem. I have 2 cups of coffee morning before going in and give a urine sample upon arrival. So far haven't had a problem holding it.

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2 months 5 days ago #59389 by sara.anne
My urologist just sort of laughed when I told him I had read that I should keep turning after the instillation. Said that the bladder didn't need that and it was sort of an "old wives' tale."

Sara Anne

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2 months 5 days ago #59387 by Canadian1
Hello Jim
At KGH Hospital in Canada, as part of the protocol they keep you for the 2 hours during the course of the first treatment for monitoring and support . The following ones you go home depending on distance. In my case I am 1 hr away.

I am not hearing from members of the 15 min body rotating during the first hour . My routine is to recline the passenger seat as far as I can and start the 15 min rotation as my husband drive the car. Of course the seat belt is a little bit of a challenge but I manage. When I get home I only have an hour left and keep my mind busy to avoid thinking of having to void. I have gone through 12 instillations so far and it seems to work for me.

Ginette

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2 months 5 days ago #59386 by Knifedealer

sara.anne wrote: In fact I spent a lot of that time curled up on the bathroom floor since I would have to pee again within minutes. No way could I have gotten into a car and driven anywhere.


Pretty much mirrors what I go through.

Traveling anywhere by car after the first void would be impossible for me, unless I was in the back seat, in prone position, with 3 gallon size plastic jugs: 2 of them filled with cold spring water, and 1 empty. Also, ear plugs for the driver to muffle my whimpering.

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2 months 5 days ago #59385 by sara.anne
Don’t really understand the “stay for two hours “ and then drive home proposition. I would hold it for as close to 2 hours as I could and then all hell broke loose for the next four to six. In fact I spent a lot of that time on curled up on the bathroom floor since I would have to pee again within minutes. No way could I have gotten into a car and driven anywhere. Just my experience for what it is worth.

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