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    Question My Bladder Cancer

    Hi everyone, I am new to this site and thought I would share my story.

    I have had recurring bladder cancer since 2009 and to many surgeries to count. I have been very lucky because it has not been invasive but due to all the surgeries and treatments, my bladder has shrunk and the nerve endings are almost gone.
    I will be having surgery on the 18 th of Feb to have my bladder removed and I am having some mixed emotions but I know it's the right thing to do. The good news is, I can stop keeping Depends in business..lol.

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    Administrator Top User Didee's Avatar
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    Hello. Welcome to the forum but I am sorry that we have to welcome you to our cancer forum corner of the net world.
    Good luck with your surgery. My fingers will be crossed for you and please let us know how you go if you wish to.
    My best wishes to you.
    Aussie, age 61
    1987 CIN 111. Cervix lasered, no further problems.

    Years of pain, bleeding, women's plumbing problems. TV ultrasound, tests, eventual hysterectomy 2007, fibroids in lining of Uterus.

    Dx Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma stage 2B bulky, aggressive Dec/09.
    6 chop14 and Neulasta.
    Clean PET April/10, 18 rads 36gy mop up. All done May 2010
    Iffy scan Nov. 2011. Scan Feb 2012 .still in remission.Still NED Nov 2012.
    Discharged Nov 2014.

    May/2012. U/sound, thyroid scan, FNB. Benign adenoma.

    Relapse Apr 2016. AITL. Some chemos then on to allo transplant. Onc says long remission was good. Still very fixable.

    SCT Aug 2016

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    Hello Dianeg46. I too am sorry you had the need to find this forum. My dad had his bladder removed because of cancer. His procedure was called Continent urinary diversion, so he didn't need a bag outside his body to collect urine. He recovered from that quite well. What procedure are you having? Good luck and if you find the time, let us know how it went.
    This dark night shall end and the sun will rise again...
    Believe

    - Dad diagnosed in 1992 with primary bladder cancer
    - bladder removed and new one made from resected intestine
    - chemotherapy regimen started
    - mets to large intestines discovered in 1993...more chemo...tumors disappearing
    - complained of neck pain Dec 1994. Mets to brainstem confirmed
    - passed away Feb 24, 1995

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