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3 years 8 months ago #51596 by sara.anne
You should be able to do that! I drove myself 20-30 minutes home afterward. The day after I was a bit fatigued...some from the BCG and probably some from not sleeping too well at night because of having to "go" every hour or so due to irritation.

Of course, everyone is different. You will do fine!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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3 years 8 months ago #51595 by heather79
I'm scheduled for BCG starting next month for 6 weeks then follow up cysto in November. My plan, so far, is to work half the day (scheduled for 1 pm), go to the urologist, get the BCG and drive myself home (20 minutes drive) then veg out in bed as long as I can then urinate. Then back to work the next day. From everyone's experience, is this a do-able plan? The literature my doc gave me of course made it sound very very easy.

Heather
Dx 5/25/2016, First cysto and TURBT 5/23/2016, 2nd cysto and TURBT 6/20/2016, Original tumor size (by CT): 7.3 cm x 4.8 cm x 4.8 cm, BCG 8/31/2016-10/12/2016,
Cysto 11/15/2016: Recurrence :(, TURBT (#3) 12/5/2016, BCG x 3 weeks, off 1 week x 1 year (end Jan 2018)
Cysto 4/5/17: NED!!

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3 years 8 months ago #51571 by lotech35
Oh thanks for the info!!!! ENJOY yourself Always!

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial....

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #51567 by Jay
lotech35: It's my 4th time for the 3 week BCG maintenance treatments. I'm not exactly on a 3 month schedule. With 2 different cancers at the same time, I kept being told by my doctors to keep things as normal as possible. So, my wife and I like to travel a lot, both being retired, we go on long trips and the second maintenance was 4 month, all came out okay. In 2 weeks I'll start my 4th round.

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3 years 8 months ago #51556 by 88keys
Just wondering if any other women out there going through BCG have issues with intimacy.

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3 years 8 months ago #51555 by lotech35
Jay,
Are you starting your second round? I go back next week after 6 months for a look see then second round..

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial....

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