I understand and agree with both your posts. RileyNH just completed his 6th BCG treatment and has not had a follow-up cystoscopy yet. The issue, as I understand it, is that his urologist (for some unknown reason) is planning to do this in the OR under general anesthesia, and not in his office. RileyNH - Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
I am not in your shoes but, I tell myself the cysto is usually no more than 5-10 minutes and it is over. Is it fun? No! However, I wouldn't want an OR visit as I have been knocked out too many times for worse things. Carotid, triple bypass, torn wrist ligaments, 2 hernias and other diagnostic tests. Cystos are a piece of cake after those others.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.