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Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 18:02

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know that I had my surgery on the 6th and just came home from hospital yesterday. I feel like I just got run over by a tandem truck, so just wanted to let all of you good people know that I'm still alive and kicking, but not able to do much more at this point. Thanks so much for all your good wishes and prayers. I will post when I'm able. Keep the prayers coming, I'm going to need them for awhile yet.

Take care everyone. Annabel, I tried to PM you but it wouldn't let me. I'll try again another time.

Lorraine 

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 18:09 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

Welcome back and welcome home. It's so great to hear from you. !!!

Sorry you're feeling a bit sore at the moment but am sure you will be back to normal soon.

As you say you are alive and kicking which is great.

Look forward to hearing how things went for you and how things are going when you are back to full force.

Sending lots of love and hugs

Annabel. xx

P.S. Don't know why you couldn't pm me , you have my permission, perhaps best ask a moderator. xx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 18:12 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

Thank you for the update. Glad you have had your operation but sorry to hear you are feeling very tender at the moment.

I wish you all the best Take care, Brian.

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 18:16 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

I did get the pm from you and will just let the others know that you are not well enough to reply to messages just yet but once you are you'll be replying to people.

Everyone will understand Lorraine.

Hugs

Annabel. xx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 18:22 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

So good to see you back, but sorry to hear how battered you're feeling!

Just wanted to send you love, hugs and prayers and hope you're soon feeling stronger.

Get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself.

Jo xxx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 19:23 in response to LorraineD

Hello Lorraine,

I too had recent bladder surgery and slowly recovering; I sympathize with you as the first week was hardest for me. Now 7 weeks after the bladder removal, I'm beginning to regain some of the 30 pounds lost (now 6' and 137 lb.). It's a slow process but being on sick leave, I've had time to engage in some new hobbies and touch base with many supportive friends. Hope you begin to feel better soon.

David

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 21:28 in response to LuckyGuy

Hi Lorraine

I have checked and both you and Annabel are still signed up for private messaging, so I'm not sure why you couldn't send a message to Annabel.

If this problem continues, please email us using the 'Contact A Moderator' button and we can look into it for you.

Everyone at Cancer Chat wishes you a speedy recovery!

Jane

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

13 Feb 2014 22:32 in response to LorraineD

Glad to hear it's done and you are now back at home.  May you recover your strength day by day.  Peace and hugs to you.xxx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

14 Feb 2014 22:39 in response to Beaker83

Just sending you a hug Lorraine and wish you a speedy recovery from the surgery. So glad to hear that you are now home and look forward to talking to you soon, when you feel up to it.  Much love Max xx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

16 Feb 2014 00:02 in response to max56

Thanks so much everyone, for your best wishes. I am still not up to writing a whole lot, but did read some of your comments. Just know that all of you are in my heart and on my mind and I feel so fortunate to have found all of you on this forum. When I feel up to it, I will write more.

Hugs everyone and take care.  xxxx

Lorraine

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

16 Feb 2014 00:48 in response to LorraineD

Good to hear from you Lorraine - I hope you are coping ok and feeling stronger. Take care my friend. X

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

18 Feb 2014 08:09 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

Have just caught up with your post, I really hope you are gradually feeling a little better following your operation and that you have plenty of support around you.  Sending you a virtual hug.  Hope x

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

18 Feb 2014 14:26 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

Keep getting stronger. Take your time.

Thinking of you.

hugs

Annabelxx.

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

24 Feb 2014 12:55 in response to LorraineD

Hi Lorraine,

Just letting you know I am still thinking about you and hoping you are having a good recovery.

love and hugs

Annabel. xx

Re: Bladder Cancer Surgery Update

25 Feb 2014 15:59 in response to Annabel

Hi everyone, I'm just now re-joining the human race - emotionally anyway. I have been reading your comments from time to time when I felt I could manage to sit in front of this computer, and your posts/comments have been so helpful and comforting. You need to know how much I appreciate all of you taking the time to post a comment. This surgery has been the worst one since I was first diagnosed with cancer, a little over 4 years ago. It is the 3rd major surgery, (colon re-section, lung re-section previously) and I lost count of the less serious surgeries I have had since. This time, they did a lot of work on my kidney, bladder, and the tubes between the kidneys and bladder. As far as I know, they took out sections that had cancer and left what looked okay. When the surgeon gets the pathology report, he will know how things are. From what I understand, the bladder cancer is ongoing, but the plan is that with continuing the BCG treatments and ongoing "scraping" of my bladder, the hope is that he can delay removing my bladder for some time. I'm almost 3 weeks into post surgery, but it feels like only yesterday. I've been back and forth to the surgeon for follow up, i.e. staples removed, etc. and I still have to have the stents removed. I'm just now thinking I may make it through this. To add to the stress, we are also in the process of moving, a decision we had made prior to finding out that I had to have this major surgery. Everything came at the same time.

I wanted to post this message, just to let you know that I am alive, and soon to be kicking I hope. We have to be out of this apt. and into our new one on March 1st. so lots to do. I can't lift a finger of course, but we are getting lots of help from friends and family. The have also been cooking and baking for us ever since I came home from hospital. What a great bunch! I won't be posting again for awhile, but I wanted to let all of you know that your words of support and encouragement are greatly appreciated. I will certainly re-connect when we get settled and I'm hopefully in better shape.

Take care everyone. Hugs to all of you. XXXXXX

Lorraine