Bladder Cancer - 1st BCG Maintenance Series (1 of 3) - October, 2008
Posted Nov 07 2008 10:15am
I was a little surprised to catch a head/chest cold last week after my "all clear" report - for two reasons. First, my immune system is still ramped up pretty high from the previous BCG sessions. And second, the new diet also promotes health, well-being, and disease resistance. Sure, I was a bit run down from prepping for the unfair audit at work, but I had far less stress about it than many others in my group. I suspect it may have more to do with God sending me a "Don't get cocky!" message, much like Han Solo told Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie (aka Episode IV).
For this BCG appointment we arrived at the office on time, but the doc was running late. As we were being shown to a room about half an hour later, Dr. Hopkins stopped me in the hallway and mentioned that he'd received an email from Dr. Lamm.Based on that we were going to proceed at FULL STRENGTH for today's treatment. I was a bit surprised, but pleased that some apparent collaboration had happened. He said he'd like to proceed at full strength for as long as I could "tolerate" it, then cut to a HALF dose. I asked if it had become a test of manhood...