Hello, Ray - welcome to our great forum. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. I have a complete narrative on my 6-treatment BCG experience on this same forum topic, titled "Newbie - I'm checkin' In". I describe each treatment and my reaction. It seems that we all respond somewhat differently, but I thought I would post my experience for comparative purposes and so readers would know how someone else reacted to all 6 initial treatments. The BCG (along with TURBT) worked for me, as the main part of my bladder is now clear - but I still have a small tumor in a diverticulum I have, which is being surgically removed next Monday. The best to you - hang in there with the treatments. Determination to finish the entire course helped me when the reactions got a little rough over the last few treatments.
Cheers - Maryland Mike
TURBT, HoLAP, bladder stone ablation 9/28/11
Ta, Mx, Nx
Had my third BCG treatment on Friday and so far do good. Frequent urination for first part of Friday and Saturday nights but other than that feeling pretty good to be at the half way point at the start of my journey. Again can't thank this site enough for the knowledge and support I have gained.
8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago#41161by dukel
Ray, Welcome to the medical world! Oh the stories I could tell. After my first scope I came home and wrote a two page comedy about it. Been doing this cancer thing for twenty years and they still find ways to surprise and embarrass me. As for feeling guilty, forget it. If there is one thing to learn early, it's to be in charge of driving your own boat. It's your life they are dealing with! Hope you are feeling better by now.
Last edit: 8 years 6 months ago by dukel. Reason: correction