Hi All, just thought I'd post an update on the bladder cancer journey, one that isn't likely to go anywhere anytime soon. I had a cystoscopy this morning, (not nice) and although there are no visible tumors at this point, my bladder looks like I've been scalded. (He showed me on the monitor.) No wonder I'm having a terrible time with burning. For that reason, they won't be giving me the BCG treatments at this point, at least that's what he said. (I wonder if there's also a correlation to this decision with the world-wide shortage of BCG.) In any case, I will be having another surgery (this is becoming a regular thing in my life) because of the tumor that was removed from my uretha tube, (the tube that goes from the kidney to the bladder) last Feb. This is a new urologist/surgeon I have and he wants to do some biopsies in and around that tube. I guess he's being thorough in making sure he checks everything out, but oh my, don't I like having all these surgeries. It seems like there's always something around the corner waiting, once one has been diagnosed with cancer. Its' a journey that we rarely, or never really get off of for sure.
Thanks for reading.