Invasive Bladder Cancer
Well I had my surgery on 12-17-04, what a mess. First they nicked an artery, and i had to have 8 units of blood. After I got out of ICU, and into a regular room, My central line was infected and my temp went up to almost 105, talking out of my head and everything else. Got that under control, then my incission tore on the inside and they had to go back in and repair that. I was in the hospital from 12-16 to 01-02-05. Should have listened to the many who recommended going to a large facility, such as duke, cleveland clinic ect. The good news is that the cancer was contained to the bladder, and no chemo or radiation needed so far. I will add to this later when I get a little stronger and can sit a while longer, but my advise to anyone is go to the large facility where they do these on a regular basis. Thanks for everyones support and prayers. Now I am fighting blood clots, but so far so good. Just a note that I wish I had known prior to my surgery. You may check out you Doctor thru your States Medical Board. It will list complaints against the Doctor and also list malpractice against him. Good to know before surgery.