Thanks for all the replies everybody. I am going to avoid lifting anything else and give it a chance to heal. I will just walk a little and do some computer work.
Also, I thought it would be a good to start a thread on probable cause where everyone can state where many think their BC may have come from if they have a clue. I am sure mine came from my employment as I have been around the handling of bulk petrochemicals for over 24 years. I know it will not help our future, but it may help others researching the subject that may pass on the info to the younger generations. If there is already a thread like this on here, I would like to add my two cents. I certainly wish someone would have stressed the strong connection between Petro chemicals and bladder cancer to me 24 years ago. Even today they only talk about the Benzene and Leukemia connection.
My first one wasn't so bad (10/2006). I stayed around the house and worked from home. I had my own consulting business at the time so it was pretty easy. I didn't even have to go home with a catheter from that one. In a few days, I was fine.
Second one was bigger deal (8/2008). Had a catheter for three days. No lifting. Was working for a consulting company then and worked from home during that week. Six days later I was flying to a client site. I packed a little lighter that week and I think I may have asked someone on the plane to put my bag up in the bin since I didn't want to risk an overhead lift.
Was perfectly fine the next week.
Third one was the following month (9/2008). Didn't need a catheter for that one. Got the TURB and a TUIP on Friday and flew to MD Anderson for a 3nd opinion that Sunday. I went home same day for that one and did not go home with a catheter.
Got my neobladder the following month so no more TURBs for me.
PS: Sorry it took me a while to answer this one. I had to dig through my calendar back from 2006 to 2008 to see when I traveled after the procedures. I also put things like "Got catheter out" in my calendar so that's how I was able to track this down.
Sounds like you should listen to your doc.(lol)
My 1st Turbt was the worse one for me, had 3 tumors removed and 1 of them was quite large. I like you, felt 100% so thought I could do my normal routine, but also like you, every time I over did it the blood would flow.
Took me about 6-7 weeks before I could do all the chores again, although I thought Debbie should just carry on taking the garbage out.
My next 2 Turbts were both very small tumors so not so bad, back to normal in a couple of weeks.
My last Turbt was 33 months ago, been very lucky that the BCG treatments I had seems to be keeping those darn tumors away.
I wish you all the best,
TA Grade 1
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007
Thanks for the reply, No more lifting or moving weighted items for me. Reading through some of your posts, it seems you were working while going through your TURPs. Did you move around (just walking and getting in and out of cars) after your TURPs ? I know each case is different, just looking for some data points. I really don't want to sit on this couch for another week.