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    a day I won't soon forget.....

    MM had a doctor appointment right after work this morning. He got home shortly after I got up and I asked how everything went.

    First words...........I'm having surgery July 26th.
    me........................uh, wait, hold on, for what???
    him.......................I have a tumor in my bladder that is probably cancerous.
    me........................wait, what? I thought you were going for the follow up on your kidney stones and to find out what they are doing for that.

    Well, it seems your 7mm and 5.9mm kidney stones take a backseat to a tumor inside your bladder! The doctor looked at it thru a scope, says it's encased in calcium and has been there for a while. Because it's encased in calcium, it's slow growing and when they remove it on the 26th, they will send it to the lab for the biopsy. The doctor is pretty certain it is cancer and as soon as the results come back (while he is still on the table), they will fill his bladder with chemotherapy drugs and leave them there for an hour and I guess they wash it out or something at that point...probably just comes out on its own. He will be returning for lots of visits over the next few years....monthly the first year then bimonthly, and so on.

    So, I am the worrier in this family. I asked if he told the doctor about the other tumor he had that was not cancerous. No. Did you tell him about the history of cancer in your family? No. Why not??? He didn't ask. It was at that point I had to leave the room because I might have hurt him.
    pat.

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    Sorry to hear about this news. Will be praying that all goes well. Please keep us posted ....

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      Praying that all goes well.

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        Pat i'm so sorry to hear this.I hope the dr. is wrong and that it's not cancerous or because it's incased in calcium maybe it hasn't had a chance to do too much damage.My father had prostate cancer that spread to his bladder and they performed the process that you are talking about it did work for him and his bladder did have cancer in it.I will keep you and yours in my prayers .try to wait until you get results before you really let yourself worry.I know this is not easy.
        :icon_wave:Joan

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          Sorry to hear this worrisome news. But I'll also be praying that the dr is wrong. You and your DH will be in my prayers.
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            #6
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            Added you and DH to my prayer list. So sorry for the shocking news. Try to think positive. I understand that may not be easy, if you are a worrier.

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              Oh Pat, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your man. At least it was detected sooner rather than later.
              Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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                I will be thinking about both of you. You will be in my prayers.

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                  I'm so sorry to hear this, Pat. I pray that things will go well for your MM and yourself.
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                    I am so sorry. My Dad has dealt with bladder cancer for three years now. I will add you to our prayer list.

                    You are absolutely correct that the doctor needs to know about the other tumor and the family history of cancer before the surgery. There are extra procedures he or she can do to help MM.

                    God be with you. Please keep us advised. We care.
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                      #11
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                      Oh Pat, I'm so sorry to hear this. Hope all goes well and it sounds like you need to go to MM's appointments with him from now on! Please keep us posted on how he's doing.
                      Lori

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                        Barb, my thoughts and prayers are with you and MM.
                        My DH was diagnosed with prostate cancer 3 years ago and I know the feeling of the bottom dropping out of your stomach when you hear the words "I have cancer". He was treated and, PTL, is now cancer free, so I know miracles happen.
                        Stay as calm as you can under the circumstances and keep us posted on his progress.
                        Peggiep
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                          I am so sorry to hear this news. I will continually pray for peace and comfort for all of you and a positive outcome and a return to full health for MM.
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                            #14
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                            So sorry to hear this Pat. I'm sure you just wanted to throttle him! I'll be praying for both of you!
                            ***Kathy***

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                              Prayers for you and your DH. Sorry to hear his news but I will pray that early detection will be the key.
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