theresapigna's Journey with Bladder Cancer

Patient: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 65, Stage II

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I could not believe it . I was shocked almost like I was when I was diagnosed with Lupus 8or9 yrs. ago.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    another biopsy in Oct.2012 of the bladder muscle

    Procedure or Surgery

    I see my Urologist again in Jan 2013,Afer a year of infusion treatments.More bcg infusions 'don't know when or how many.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had to hold a full bladder for 2hrs. alot of pressure pain.Felt like i was urinating with paper cuts . Had to have a bathroom which could only be used by me .put bleach in toilet bowl 15 min.then flush.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Bladder problems

    Side Effects

    The feeling of having to urinate every few minutes.Blood in urine fatigue,depression,having to wear pads again after a partial hysterectomy 20 yrs.ago. Being an hour away fromwhere my Dr. was. Always being afraid I would have an accident.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    My mind/Sense of Humor

    Loss

    I dont feel like I have control of my bladder.Veryhard to accept for me

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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