Thanks Bill. Hopefully the stent improves your quality of life and you don’t have issues with the blood thinner. Having cancer is bad enough, it sucks to have to deal with other health issues as well. Good luck with your upcoming treatments. Keep the faith! Hank
Hey Hank, glad to hear it was not a serious as you thought it may have been. I hope it doesn't cause you any further problems. I just had to have a stent put in my heart a couple days ago, and recovering well. Now I am on the blood thinner Plavix for a year. I start round 2 of BCG July 10th. Just hoping the blood thinner doesn't cause any excessive bleeding after the BCG and interfere with future treatments. As always I wish everyone here well with positive cystoscopy results.
Hey Hank, Good to know what to look out for. Hopefully the BCG will work for both of us but it's a little comforting to know that gem/dox is out there as a viable option just in case before we have to move to a radical surgery. Stay Strong, keep a good attitude, and at least for me, PRAY. Eddie
The doc actually had never seen it before. He acknowledged it happens, but it is rare. At this time, we are going to actively monitor it. If no symptoms, we just wait and see. If I get symptoms, then we may have to cut back on BCG dose, or I am thinking maybe we’ll have to switch to gem/dox at some point. My second round of BCG caused me a little more burning at first, but by next day all good. Drink lotsa water after the two hours is up! I hope they go smoothly for you. Hank
Wow Hank, I didn't see something like that coming. Are they going to do anything with the mass or do they think it will resolve by itself? That would have freaked me out bigtime. More information to put in our knowledge banks. Your experience could save me from having a heart attack right there in the office if I got that kind of news. Good luck on that cystoscopy. I start my 2nd round of BCG (3ea) on Tuesday. I will be interested to see how this round goes. Will the side effects get worse or not, I guess I will see. I'll keep you all posted. Stay Strong Everyone. Eddie