Undergoing TURBT Surgery #2 for Bladder Cancer - May, 2008
Posted Oct 21 2008 12:19am
Hello everybody! Thanks for your prayers, good thoughts, and support. This Surgery #2 should have been the same as Surgery #1, but there were a few odd differences to describe.
In registration I played 20 questions got processed in. This time they did not require payment up front, which was good - they still owe me $26 from last time! We went to the Ambulatory Care Center, where they showed us to a semi-private cubby, similar to last time, but with much higher traffic in the hall and outside the window. We were very pleased to find that we had the same outpatient nurse again, the most excellent Vicki. I was gowned and temped and BPd and resting comfortably in no time. Used the hypnosis deep breathing relaxation technique from last time the night before and this morning, so my BP was pretty close to normal. Better relaxation and having been through it all just six weeks before combined to dramatically reduce the stress...