Wife DX with T2 Micropapillary Cancer...

1 year 8 months ago #58967 by Alan
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She should start accelerating slowly on the upward trail. Give it another 30-60 days and it will become a distant albeit no fun experience! Happy for both of you.

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.

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1 year 8 months ago #58966 by JamesF
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Day 7 and 8: Summary

1. Her blood pressure now does not drop precipitously when stands.
2. She was able to walk around the nurses station (150 steps) today with help. That is 147 steps more than she has walked the first 7 days combined since surgery.
3. Continued with her first solid food diet since surgery.
4. Bowels continue to improve.
5. Gets extremely tired quickly. The steps today absolutely exhausted her.
6. Optimistic that tomorrow will show continue improvement.

Will continue to post progress every few days.

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1 year 8 months ago #58958 by Alan
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You are going the right direction! Thanks for the update!

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.

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1 year 8 months ago #58957 by JamesF
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Day 5 and 6 done: Summary:

1. Nausea subsided.
2. Removed the nasogastric tube.
3. Began a limited liquid diet.
4. Bowels starting to wake up.
5. Still unable to stand because of dip in blood pressure.
6. Still a lot of pain in stomach area, but improving.
7. Voice and color returned and seems in good spirits.
8. Optimistic that tomorrow will show continue improvement.

Will continue to post progress every few days.

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1 year 8 months ago #58950 by JamesF
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Day 3 and 4 are done. Summary:

1. Due to vomiting my wife received a nasogastric tube. She has had it for two days. No food or liquid during this time, feeding intravenously. Once she is able to get bowels moving they will remove it.
2. Day 3 she was very tired and slept on and off most of the day.
3. Day 4 much improved. Very alert and stayed awake nearly the entire day.
4. They have been unable to have her stand because her blood pressure drops 40 points when she stands because of the dehydration, etc. They expect that tomorrow she will be able to walk some and then things should be on the upswing.

Will post later to continue to document the process for future readers.

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1 year 8 months ago #58944 by Alan
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JamesF,

Hopefully, the worst is behind you both and in 2-3 months simply a distant memory!

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.

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