Hello Yosarian... Congrats on another good, er... GREAT report!
I am new here since you last posted. I went back and read your original story and it so aptly illustrates how we are all connected through our battles with a common enemy, times of deep fear and anxiety, furtive hopes for good outcomes, and always acceptance and encouragement for each other on this site--especially celebrating good news.
I am 15 months out from initial dx and only recently am able not to think about BC every hour of the day. Even though my follow ups have been clean and cancer free, it's the ever-present thought that it might come back that is so haunting and daunting. I'm happy to hear that it gets to the point where you can actually forget about it for extended periods of time and I aspire to get there too.
Loved your closing funnies! Gave me a good laugh tonight!
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Yosarian, that is GREAT NEWS
That is what makes this such a wonderful resource, from the first word that you have Bladder Cancer with the fear and not knowing anything about BC, thru all the hills and valleys, you are never alone.
We have all been where the "newbie" is, and there are others that are years ahead of each of us. It gives all such hope!
Re:Good..no Great News again & Again!!
Hello all, 4/7/2011
Just another word of hope for many on this site....I just had another 6 month csyto and NMP and urine cytology and all were terrific! So it has been about 4 years since being first diagnosed and no re-occurrence! I continue Dr. Lamms protocol. (There is more info in my first year posts)
So I continue to write these updates to let you know there is real and certain hope...as I do so well remember the fear, dread, and anxiety way back then,,, I didn’t think I would ever again spend a single hour without thinking about BC…now I spend days and even weeks…
I wish all well in their BC wars and hello to Patricia and hope you are doing as well as can be,,,you are terrific.
And once again thank you to all of you who helped during those first bleak months,,,,you are my hero's!
Best to all;
Your buddy in the BC wars….
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Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
I went to an extremely attractive female doctor today for my annual checkup. She told me that I had to quit masturbating. I asked why and she told me, "because I am trying to examine you."
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila!
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".
Glad to hear you posting back in and good news continues!!
Have you been back up to see our favorite curmudgeon? I heard a rumor he was going to retire? He's a great surgeon.
Don't overdo that BCG...had one gal in Ca. who did and her bladder died...really........Dr. Gill had to take it out even though there was no cancer in there. More is not always better......gee with those encouraging comments i know i've made your day!!
Stay well...keep writing!