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    First time

    I was diagnosed yesterday with Bladder cancer. Not sure if this is normal but I have no feeling one way or another, as if it was said in passing and it was not about me. I'm not sure what to think or feel. Has this happened to anyone?

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    Hi,
    I am sorry your post has not been replied to yet. This thread does not see a lot of action. I am going to move your most to the Kidney and Bladder Cancer thread where other members with this type of cancer may weigh in more.

    I realize our question is more general in nature but in the end you can receive more support from that group in your journey.

    Wishing you all the best,
    Jodie
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same

 

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