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Christine PDF Print E-mail

My name is Christine, I am 27 years old and in November my husband and I found out that we were pregnant. What an exciting and joyful time. However, in Dec. I had an ultrasound down and during this ultrasound my doctor found a mass in my bladder, they then sent me to a urologist, who was very concerned. What was suppose to be the happiest times in our lives became one of the most frightening.

The doctor couldn't understand why I had no blood in my urine and wanted me to go for a more extensive ultrasound. After the holidays, we spoke with my urologist and he did a scope and not liking what he saw he wanted to do a TURB, but we needed to wait until I got into my second trimester. So in Feb. I went in the hospital for a TURB and they removed the mass. Later that week my doctor called and told me it was a superficial tumor and at stage TA, he then proceeded to tell me that this is so rare for someone my age, and the pathologists kept looking over the results to make sure it wasn't a mistake.

My doctor decided not to do any scopes until after my daughter was born, so we went for the first one in August, which everything was fine. I then had to go for an x-ray of my kidneys, which scared me and I have another scope next Friday.

Until all this happened to us, we never heard of anyone with bladder cancer, I think that this disease is not discussed enough, and I was so happy to learn about this website. I found so much information and read so many stories of people who are fighting this horrible disease and it gives me hope and strength. I feel that more people young and old should become more educated about this type of cancer, after all if I didn't get pregnant and have this ultrasound, it might have been to late when my tumor was found.

My prayers and thoughts are with you all and if anyone needs someone to talk to, or just to listen I would be more than happy to lend a shoulder or an ear. Also, I would like to thank my husband for always being there for me and being my rock when all I wanted to do is cry or give up, you my dear will never know how much that has meant to me. I love you, Today, Tomorrow, Forever. Thank you for reading my story.

Christine
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 March 2008 )
 
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