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Life After TURBT Surgery #1 for Bladder Cancer - April, 2008

Posted Oct 21 2008 12:19am
With the hated tube finally removed, we gathered ourselves and headed home. I had deliberately avoided a lot of fluid intake, and slowly drank a pint of water on the way home. Recalling my post-scoping experience of "peeing razor blades" I was not anxious to do it again. But no point in delay. I started pounding fluids (tea, room temperature) when we got to the house and soon it was time.

Good news - no razor blades! Initiation required some extra concentration, and there was some discomfort - it did burn a little, but all in all was easily managed. Next episode was easier, with very good volume. There was soreness, especially when the bladder was just emptied, and the bladder complains pretty loudly before getting overly full. But by Thursday I was at 80% of norma l...

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