Congrats on getting to #6... You absolutely should be celebrating! I am so glad to see the word "cheerful" in your post to describe your DH. I know you have much to do with that! He has been through a tough time and both of you have hung in there with determination and strength.
I hope his tiredness goes away soon and the two of you can enjoy the weeks ahead!
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
BCG #6 - completed. We feel like we should be celebrating life & also the 6 chemo-free weeks ahead. Cysto is scheduled for mid-August.
DH is still tired but he is cheerful. So many blessings, including each of you.
DH (Dear Hubby)...
Diagnosed: March 2013
TURBT (non-invasive, aggressive), CIS: April 2013
BCG began: May 2013
Completed initial BCG: July 2013
This is the same reply that I posted under "Newly Diagnosed" but I wanted to be sure that you saw it!!
Everyone reacts differently but usually, after the first few BCG treatments, a bit of fatigue is the only reaction. As you have more treatments, and the body becomes sensitized to it building up its immune response, the reactions slowly build a bit. It is much too early to have any concerns about not reacting enough! If he is lucky this is the worst it will be, but I would guess that he will experience a few more side effects in the future.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society