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Bladder cancer

A place for people affected by bladder cancer to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Living with bladder cancer

Canevara44
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To all who are struggling with bladder cancer. My husband and I have been through the mill, but it is important to have hope. 

My husband had R/C 1 yr ago. He had already had prostate cancer- but after 5 years it had jumped. He is 80 in August, so I was very worried as to how it would affect him- and me. He could not have chemo as he had already been treated with radiotherapy. He was 5 dys in ICU and another 10dys on a ward. It is a huge op and on top of that he had to learn to cope with a stoma. Recovery period is at least 3mnths. He was doing extremely well when he was hit by problems and recurrent UTIs. After being hospitalised 4/5 times, they found he had 3 strictures In his illeat conduite. Now he has 2 stents which need changing every 3 mnths. At his age another major reconstruction would be too much.

HOWEVER- we manage! He is well. We live as normal a life as possible, travelling to France and Italy (where we have family) regularly!

Now we have Corona virus andthat is a big worry. He has low immune system so we will have to lie low and hope for the best!

I would like to say to all those going through something similar - it can be done! I am not a strong person and had never been in a hospital before (apart from having children). Strength comes when u love that person. Have faith- in anything. You will come through. Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME.  You will come out the other side.

I realise I am v lucky. For the moment my husband is cancer free and not everyone has the same outcome. Stay with it and good luck!

Garviv
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You and your husband are truly inspirational. God bless you both. Stay well

Garviv

rily
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Hi . Thanks for the input. Very reassuring for others. Keep your heads down till all this passes. Best wishes.

Best wishes to All,   rily.  What is a Community Champion ?

Herothedog
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Wonderful words Canevara44, thank you for telling us your story. xxx

Wilbert
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Brilliant post to read so happy for you and your husband

Mr W and me in a similar situation altho he didn't have RC Twenty four bcg treatments over almost 4 years he is cancer.free and treatment finished Now on.6 monthly checks 

Currently enjoying the sunshine in.Lanzarote.and he is looking forward to getting out on his bike when the UK weather improves His all clear after 21 treatments we decided needed a marking so we bought him an electric bike It actually cost more than my car which I remind him of whenever it suits 

No need to say enjoy life as you are and we will take a leaf out of your book

Love 

Wilbert xx

sueCC
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That’s a lovely post you both are doing so well and I hope everything goes well for him. You’re right Coronavirus is a real worry at the moment , I’m not sure weather to stay in or just carry on as before, maybe a bit of both. 

, hope everything’s ok out there news news said they’ve cancelled all flight. Fingers crossed but enjoy x

Sue Xx
Wilbert
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We go into lock down on Monday have to stay in hotel but not much of a problem I have a sun lounger on the balcony.and plenty of books on my kindle I will miss the walk to the marina tho .

We have the elite package here with a nice lounge premium brand spirits and a separate  dining  room Hotel is on top of hygiene issues Its a bit of a bugger Pardon my language This was to be the first stress free holiday in almost 4 years No biopsy flexi rigid  or consultant appointments However on a scale of 1 to 10 its probably 1.Have to say feel safer her with.3 cases than coming home to 1000plus 

At moment Ryanair still.flying I admit I was concerned when out Thomas Cook flight was changed to them but couldn't fault them I had disinfectant wipes for tray tray seat area etc but they clean after vigorousl use

Stay safe 

much love

Wilbert  xx 

rily
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Hi . Sorry to hear your holiday has been put in jeopardy and you are in lockdown. Make the most of your sunny balcony. Hoping all goes well for you. Stay safe. Best  wishes.

Best wishes to All,   rily.  What is a Community Champion ?

Herothedog
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Hey Wilbert,  rotten that your holiday is being affected by this bloomin' virus, though as you say life is better in sunshine on a balcony lounger than paddling through mud and driving rain which is my daily outing! Enjoy the premium brands  x

Teasswill
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Could be worse places to be in lockdown! But hope you get back home before you go stir crazy.....

Lots of events being cancelled in our village, but I'm just hoping the weather holds so I can do gardening instead!

Garviv
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Hi Wilbert

Sorry about your isolation whilst on holiday. Hope you stay well

Garviv

sueCC
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Oh no Wilbert that’s not good but at least you have drink, food and your sun bed on the balcony, looks like all us oldies will be on lock down soon, it’s so hard to believe what’s happening and so sad and scary x

Sue Xx
Wilbert
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I know i may be 72 but I do Yoga Pilates Body pump and Step Ten classes a week in total I have a friend who is 13 years younger overweight does nothing is diabetic due to her unhealthy life style and she will be free to come and go 

So far lock down ok we did 4 laps of the hotel grounds to compensate for lack of marina walk

Stay safe 

Lots of love

Wilbert xx

Wilbert
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When we do get home I'll skip the gym and concentrate on the garden We have a gardener but he only does the basics and I'm scheming and plotting some alterations Mr W is in blissful ignorance at the moment 

Stay safe 

Lots of love

Wilbet x

Wilbert
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Purely medicinal Tanqueray 10 It boosts the alcohol hand sanitizer 

Take care

Wilbert 

ps if I can hire a dog to walk we can go out I'm thinking of advertising x