Hi folks. Happy new year to everyone. Catching up on last week and I completed #4 BCG with no issues. Held it for 2 hours while rotating every 15-20 minutes with some lite dancing the last 30 to hold it. Lol. Had the typical urgency issues while drinking a ton of water the first 24 hours but only minor burning. #5 this upcoming Wednesday and almost there.
Quick question, although I have done a great job avoiding any bladder irritant over the past several months, carbonated, citrus, etc I was wondering about lite alcohol usage during BCG. Was looking to have a glass or two of wine. Would love a beer too but curious to anyone's thoughts or experience. In the past, before BCG, I would have two or three a week with no effects to my bladder.
Thank you for the encouragement. The only thing stopping me from full celebration is the neuropathy pain. It started shortly after the first TURBT with pins & needles and now has progressed to foot pain and nerve burning on the lower back, legs and arms. The BCG treatments seemed to have made it worse. I did have it fully diagnosed by a neurologist and being treated with pain medication. Most likely something I will have to live with in exchange for being cancer free. Have a happy and safe holiday season.