I've never been put to sleep for a cysto, but we females do have it a little easier. My only problems had been a lot of spasms for several hours afterward, but over the years that has gotten way better. I did have some pre-medication to take for the spasms, but no longer need it. If you anticipate there being pain, you might want to ask them about something you could take right before; I've taken just ibuprufen with good results. And of course the numbing jelly is a must!
Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.
9 years 8 months ago - 9 years 8 months ago#35658by dukel
Randy, I hated the scope before i had my R/C. The last few i had before my R/C i took a couple of oxycodone. The result was good. There is just no good reason in this day and age to have to experience the pain. As for watching on the screen, i preferred the drive in movie screen when i was 18 yrs. old.
Thanks guys, I appreciate the info very much. I am just a little anxious about the procedure for some reason, I guess being put to sleep for 2 years has spoiled me a little. I just wake up in my out patient room and its over. I will keep everyone posted after the procedure and try to stay more involved in the forum, I love this site, lots of people here who have "been there,done that!" Thanks again for the info.
The thought of what they're doing is worse than what they're actually doing. It's more uncomfortable than anything else. There may be a little pain when the pass through the prostate, but just try to breath deeply and relax as best you can. Just make sure they use lidocaine jelly before they insert the scope and you'll do fine. It is kind of interesting looking at the monitor to see what's going on and it helps to take your attention away from the procedure itself.
47 yo, Ta G3
BCG induction starting 12/17/10 followed by BCG maintance.
My last several have also been conducted in the dr's office. Other some minor pain while the scope is being passed through the prostate, there are no other issues. Much quicker and less side effects than being put under.
I was a lurker here for about 9 months gathering info. This seems to be the only game in town for our cancer, but it is the greatest as everyone is a member of the "club" and has lived it.
The cystoscopy should be ok, just be demanding while they are putting in the cath, if it starts to hurt, tell them to stop. My doc and his nurse were very slow and patient especially through the prostate and used enough lidocain gel to push the Titanic through a garden hose. Very little discomfort at all. I think if your awake they do a better job.
If your doc is cool, you get to see what you've been fighting.
5.24.10 Final staging T2G3 7.28.10 Started Gemcitabine, Cisplatin neoadjunctive chemotherapy
11.2.10 RC with NEO 11.18.11 First year CT shows possible liver tumor
12.8.11 Confirmation of TCC BC mets to the liver 6.27.12 Final round of Dose Dense MVAC
7.26.12 Final scans showed no tumor or no...