Member Rara Avis
Dear Everyone.....I finally got a chance to sit down at my computer. I have been on the phone with various family members all night....everyone wanted to know how today went.
Well........I have great news. Everything looks all clear in the scan, and my urologist did a cystoscopy and she probed around my bladder a lot....she kept apologizing for hurting me and I kept thinking about how much less this hurt than the radiation burns did....so, I told her that I didn't care how much she hurt me...as long as she gave me good news....
When she said that she couldn't find any trace of the tumor....I just instinctively said "Oh I love you".
But she wants to do a biopsy and scrape the walls of my bladder, just to make sure there is nothing left. We haven't got that scheduled yet...but it will probably be within the next 3 weeks. She also wants to take my bladder out even if there is no sign of cancer because it has a hight recurrence rate.......I told her that I wouldn't do that unless the cancer was very clearly there. I think that quality of life is more important than length of life.
Larry, Nancy, PDV, Suthern, Elizabeth, Doreen, Sandra and Karilea.....I noticed that all of you have left replies here for me today.....and because its so late...I hope that you don't mind if I thank you all together instead of individually this time.
I honestly think that the cancer was killed not just by the radiation, but also by my visualizations, my attitude and especially by all of your wonderful prayers......
Thank you all so much........
~ sweet loving thank you hugs to all
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