I made it through Chemo

  • By GarageSaleManiac · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I have not posted for a long time. Chemo was very tough and I have not been able to sit at a computer for awhile. I was supposed to start chemo the first week in February but Dr did not like my blood ...

Bladder Gone, Cancer Gone - Days 8-9

  • By ander12 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • It feels like I have not posted in forever, but it has only been a couple days... The day after we left the hospital we were piddling around the Friendship Inn, watchin TV, napping, got a little laundry ...

Happy birthday! Poodee is two today

  • By maisinchgo · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • On this date, two years ago, I recall being scared out of my wits, lying on a bed at Rush Medical Center/Chicago, IL - awaiting the preps for my upcoming 8+ hour surgery. I had not yet found this site ...

New to Site

  • By kenbran · Posted April 5, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • HI All: I am new to this site and was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October, I have finished 4 rounds of chemo and 2 weeks ago had neo bladder surgery, surgery went well and my Dr told me the lymph ...

One month one day cancer free

  • By Marine1942 · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Ray is feeling great. Eating more and smiling more. He actually drove with his daughter in the car and then we all went out to eat. It's amazing how one month makes things so different. Thanks to all ...

My husband now has to have surgery.

  • By worrykat · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hi All, I am back to read people's wonderful Journal entry's and thought I would start my own. We started about a year ago when my husband found out he had bladder cancer. We went through 1 set of 6 BCG ...

Young BC survivors?

  • By neobladder · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Greetings everyone. I am not new to this community but have not posted anything before. I was diagnosed with T1HG bladder cancer in April of 2012 at the age of 32. I had two TURBT procedures and then ...


  • By A-V · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Just read an entry from someone who was taking the first vacation a year after RC, and was traumatized by spilling urine on the mattress at a nice B and B. Advice: We always kept an extra hospital pad ...

Another Beautiful Dance!

  • By donbro · Posted April 4, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I'm seven months post RC, with brown new neo bladder. Had a blood work, chest X-ray, ultra sound and ct scan. People!! Is All cleared!!! This is our God's doing and it's marvellous in my mind ...

Folks in Charlotte, NC--Sign up for First Bladder Cancer Walk

  • By saramoore677 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hi all--Inspired to be partnering with BCAN and the 5MPOWER Foundation to organize the first Walk for Bladder Cancer in Charlotte, NC on May 3rd at Blakeney Shopping Center! If you're in the area, please ...

1st Cysto after Mitomycin

  • By BamaJudi · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Well, had my 1st Cysto after Mitomycin today. Also had my first ALL CLEAR since being diagnosed in 10/2012!!! So very happy!!! Doing the happy dance now!! Going back in 3 months for CT scan and cysto ...

Six weeks post RC

  • By vsheffer · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Well it has been six weeks this Monday 4/1/14. I am back to work on light duty. I do commercial and residential property inspections that do not require a roof inspection. No ladder work until 5/19/14 ...

Bladder Gone, Cancer Gone - Day 7

  • By ander12 · Posted April 3, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Today was a lovely relaxing day. We all slept in til 10 am. Home Health Nurse, Laura, visited at 11 am. She was very nice and pretty knowledgable. At the end of her visit she called their Office Manager ...


  • By Lewis1071 · Posted April 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I was surprised that in the VA Hospital after each BCG treatment nobody says to rotate your body every 15 minutes for 1 hour ...

Night bag

  • By myttime · Posted April 2, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Just a suggestion.Put an extension on the drainage tube by cutting the tube off an old bag. This way you can put the bag at the end of the bed rather on the side. This way you can turn either right or ...

Bladder Gone, Cancer Gone - Day 6

  • By ander12 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Biopsy came back today. NO cancer outside the bladder!!! Woooo Hooooo! Lymph nodes and prostate were all cancer free. The bladder cancer was contained to the bladder lining. There was mention of 2 visible ...

1yr Anniversary

  • By CarolC54 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Well tomorrow on April 2, 2014 will be 1 yr I had my first TURBT. I had my second TURBT on Nov. 13, 2013. and on Feb. 19, 2014 I had my first all clear for no tumors in my bladder. My next visit will ...


  • By fxe1978 · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I so far have tolerated chemo well. My biggest problem is hearing. It feels like I have cotton balls in both ears with occasional ringing. Appetite has remained very good with no nausea. Have remained ...

BCG & Body Odor

  • By bfred · Posted April 1, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I am wondering if anyone has noticed a particular body odor during BCG treatments. My husband is having his 2nd round of treatments. He does the treatments on Fridays. He had his 2nd one last Friday and ...

Triangle (North Carolina Bladder Cancer Support Group - April 8

  • By davidl · Posted March 31, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Please join us on Tuesday, April 8 for a visit from Nancy Parrish. Nancy is a bladder cancer survivor and is very active in recovery and support. She is coming down from Waynesville NC to share with us ...

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