2015 a bad year
2 months ago wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided that the best way to get through it all was to go with total bilateral mastectomy.. she is doing well but apparently needs to go with chemo for a little insurance...will start in 2 weeks or so...
a month ago I had a CT angiogram for some clogged artery problems, the scan turned up a bladder mass, cyto scope confirms a tumor. Had the surgery yesterday was sent home with a foley which apparently needs to stay in for 3 days...it is leaking slightly and very very uncomfortable in that I feel as if I need to urinate and right now... feels like a full bladder to the point that I will pee my britches any second... Any one have any ideas on the problem with the catheter ? Or is it a "suck it up" situation?
Any ideas are sure welcome.
He doesn't seem to think it needs anything and must stay in til Friday so dealing with it, pain meds seem to help
On my problem, they removed the cath today so that problem is gone, so that is good news .. Better news on this is that the path report came in today also and they class it as a Low Grade TA bladder cancer, no chemo and follow up in three month schedules to stay on top of possible recurrence
Now just get through wife's Chemo..
wishing that is just as successful
I can only say that if you feel something is not as it should be, then continue to ask questions and make a polite pest of yourself!
Unrelated to cancer, a cousin of mine had back surgery a few years and the recuperation process was slow and she was in pain and many thought she should just suck in up. Come to find out the surgery did not work as planned, and she needed another surgery. Always question when there is too much pain and when your body feels something is wrong, sometimes we have to go with our gut.
Best wishes to you and your wife!