I was more nervous than ever for this bladder check up. I’m so glad the procedure is over and I’m officially bladder cancer free.
I go back for my next yearly visit in March of 2017. I will, forever, have to have yearly check ups. Once (if ever) the bladder cancer returns; I’ll have to undergo a bunch of other stuff too. I hope that never happens!!!
On a sad note, Jaki passed away last year on December 12, 2015 – she was 15 years old. She had been having a lot more trouble with pain and spent the last few days of her life suffering. We think there was cancer in her tail and it had begun to spread, but we’ll never know. She is not suffering anymore and is happy and running freely everywhere as fast as she use to as a puppy – and that was extremely fast!
We miss her greatly and hope to get a new puppy/dog sometime in 2017. The new puppy/dog will never fill her place in our hearts but hopefully it will bring joy and happiness to a deserving puppy/dog.
Today I had my Cystoscopy done and there was no cancer in my bladder brining my total up to 2 years without cancer!
I am now up to the stage where I can wait a year before getting another scope done; so my next visit will be March 11, 2016.
Here are some pictures of the procedure room where the scope was performed.
I had my 6 month Cystoscopy visit this morning and it was Cancer free and all clear so that makes a total of 1 year and 6 months cancer free!!!
I will have another Cystoscopy visit on March 13, 2015. If this next visit is cancer free as well; then I’ll get to move into the once a year visits.
Friday, March 28, 2014 I went to the Urologist for my 3 Month Cystoscopy appointment. My bladder showed no signs of cancer!
Since I tested cancer free for one full year in a row; that means I will not have to get tested again for 6 Months (as opposed to the 3 Month cycle I have been on).
If after the next two 6 Month tests I show cancer free then I’ll be on the 1 Year testing cycle. If at any time I show cancer has returned then I get thrown back down to the 3 Month testing cycle and I’ll have to have the genetically modified Tuberculosis injections directly into my bladder through my urethra (not a fun thing since I believe they will be weekly and I forget for how long they would be done for).
Shannon and I went to Village Inn for brunch afterwards as a celebration ~ it was awesome!
Today I went to the Urologist and had a three month Cystoscopy check up. I came through with no cancer so this makes 9 month cancer free. I go back in three months and if that is also cancer free then I start my twice a year check ups.
This is the best Christmas present ever!