I had my 33rd BCG treatment (can anyone top that?) (third of a three week maintenance) two weeks ago and my bladder is just today starting to feel OK. Yes, it is cumulative. My best hint would be lots water but make sure it's not all cold water.....it can give you chills all by itself! Also, I don't look at the screen....it creeps me out, too.
I am also going through my first BCG after my last TURBT found a TAG3 tumor. I just completed week 4 and like you have not found it too difficult. I would have to say that the main side effect for me has been the fatique. This last time I ran a little fever (chills - body aches) , but no bleeding, burning or pain. I have also been having a discharge that starts about 3 hours after and last about 24 hours. Again, no discomfort assosciated with the discharge. So all in all, it has not been too bad compared to some people here. I am told that the BCG treatment is cumlative and I have to agree. Anyhow, hang in there and keep the prayers going. I have a lot of people praying for me and if you like will include you on the list.
dx - Aug 2005
Five reoccurences (last 12/09 Ta high grade)
BCG Started 10/09 (2 6wk treatment)
BCG Maintenance started 4/10
With my 3rd recurrence of TaG1 happening in August, I have now started BCG treatments... first one was last Friday, and I was pleasantly surprised that I really had no pain, no bleeding, and very little urgency. I did notice some tissue sloughed off for a couple of days this week... but I hope the next five treatments go as well! )I'm really getting tired of watching the screen during my cystos, and saying "uh-oh" at the same time my doctor does!! )