Thanks for the reply Alan! You are right we never really forget. I am enjoying life playing plenty of golf, exercising regularly, and feeling good. My mental issue totally surrounds the fact that I was feeling great before my initial bleeding, and diagnosis. I believe jumping on the BCG right away was a good thing, and having a clean biopsy post BCG, and two clean Cysto's at 3 month intervals was a good enough sign for my URO to stretch me out to 6 months, but you can't help but worry. With my history are there cases where it reappears without symptoms? I asked my URO what to watch for, and all he said was bleeding. I appreciate your help, and counseling.
Yes! Every 3 months, then every 6 months and then every 12 month checks are all good news. Most of us never completely forget but, fill you life and days with good activity and you can go on. One day at a time.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
I have non invasive CIS, and have had a turn, a clean biopsy after the turn, and two clean cystoscopy 3 months apart. My URO scheduled my next check at 6 months which is in April. I have felt fine with no burning or bleeding, should i be optimistic that this check will again be clean?