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Good Checkup: Going On 7 Years

3 years 10 months ago #52241 by Jack R
Catherine,

I just love hearing good checkup stories from those of you who have been on this path far longer than me. Keep the good news coming.

Best
Jack

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3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 10 months ago #52240 by CatherineH
My annual checkups have ended up being in October and I recently went back to Vanderbilt for my yearly cysto and this year, an MRI instead of CT scan. I am very happy to report that the cysto was all clear, and my MRI report came back the next day with no signs of cancer.

This coming February will mark seven years of being cancer free following my partial cystectomy on February 25, 2010. This forum has played a big part in my mental and emotional recovery, so thanks for everyone's support.

One thing I found interesting was that I was not given the usual antibiotic before my cysto this time. The nurse said the hospital was trying to better address the antibiotic resistance issue. She asked several questions about recent infections, antibiotic use, or immune system issues in deciding I didn't need to take one. I was happy to see that they do review and update their procedures from time to time.

Here's to another good year!

Best wishes... Catherine
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Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN
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