Wonderful news Joey! I have been watching for your report, and so happy you are in the 5 year club.
I am in my first "one year check" and August is my next appointment. I was nervous from the three month to the six month...got over that, so went to the one year with apprehension, and I have to admit, it passed quickly. (Of course thinking of August I get butterflies)
Wonderful to hear Joey! There are several of us on the boar here on the same "track", so to speak in terms of t9iming. Technically my 5 years was up in June, but my check up was in April, so they suggested one more 6-month check in October. They left it up to me as to whether I wanted to go to one year checks after the April all-clear, but I decided to play it safe and go with the October check they recommended.
Again, my congratulations and best wishes for more many more all-clears to come
Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.
Congrats, Joey. I know the feeling that more than 6 months is a little too long. I have been on yearly for 2 years BUT, I scheduled my annual physical to be 6 months opposite of my annual cystoscope doing a cytolgy. While not perfect that test does give us some data.
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.
Had my 5 year follow up cysto yesterday and was advised my bladder looked good. Feel great but still anxiously waiting cytology results. If clear can go to 1 year follow up, however I requested to be seen at 9 months this first time. I guess I chickened out for the one year option at this time.