Return of the Bed - I
In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
All that is left of the Carcinoma in Situ has been blown away.
The BCG and its Forces of Good have smashed the remaining cells of resistance.
Once again the bladder functions as it should.
|April, 2008||Stated Cost||"Real" Cost||My Portion|
|May, 2008||Stated Cost||"Real" Cost||My Portion|
ALL CLEAR Cysto from Julie in Illinois on Feb 13. She has coined an excellent term for the weird feeling we all get just before something we know is routine and will probably be OK - "Scanxiety"
Good news last month with an ALL CLEAR cysto for HK in Toronto on Friday, 19 January. HK has had a rough time of it, with lots of pain from procedures and a total inability to tolerate BCG treatments. Still he remains cancer free more than 9 years now (8 without BCG).
We may have a guest blog post coming this year from a cystectomy/prostatectomy survivor to show there is good news and good life quality (albeit with some struggles) even after radical surgery.
Have a cancer free new year and remember that LIFE IS GOOD!
My parents were from a generation that feared seat belts. In May of 2013 they were both ejected from their vehicle (my father would have said "thrown clear") and did not survive. People, if you are traveling over 35mph, WEAR YOUR SEAT BELTS!
BLADDER CANCER ROLL CALL
HK in Toronto ALL CLEAR on January 19. - 9+ yrs
Julie M. in Illinois ALL CLEAR on Feb 13. - 7 yrs
Patrick P. in LA area ALL Clear on November 28. - 9 years
Steve S. in Tennessee ALL CLEAR on Oct 20. - 6+ years
Sebastián in Argentina ALL CLEAR on October 9. - 5 yrs
John B. in Minnesota ALL CLEAR on May 24. - 5 yrs
David F. in England ALL CLEAR on April 26. - 11 yrs
Roy B. in Alabama ALL CLEAR on April 25. - 5+ yrs
ME! - Steve K. in (various locations) ALL CLEAR on Apr 17. - 9 yrs
Doug B. in Tennessee ALL CLEAR on April 7. - 3 yrs
Ben F. In Louisiana ALL CLEAR on Feb 22. - 6 yrs
Scott in South Carolina ALL CLEAR on Oct 21. - 2 years
No recent updates:
Brian S. in Atlanta ALL CLEAR January 2015. - 3 yrs+
Ed B. in Washington ALL CLEAR January 2015. - 6 yrs