ranger1man's Journey with Bladder Cancer

Survivor: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 18 years ago, Male, Age: 57, Stage IV

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had to pee, it looked like nothing but pure blood to include clots that shot out like a bullet. very scared. I was 39 years young with twoyoung daughters at home...

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was sick most of the 3 months while having cemo treatments, I also had a severe allergic reaction to the drug on the first attempt to administer, my wife said afterward that I turned an immediate purple... not my favorite color.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects

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

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    My uroligst/surgeon after surgery told me that I would in all likelyhood not survive beyond 2-1/2 years, I was devastated to say the least, my wife and I cried for hours after. My youngest daughter at the time was only 6, her sister was near 8, nothing in this world was going to keep me from seeing both of them grow and eventually get married and hopefully makes some grand babies. I will be celebrating my 14th year this coming April. I really wish the uroligist that did the surgery was still at the hospital, I would love to go and show him just how wrong he was.

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