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Cindi

Loveland, Colorado
Diagnosed with bladder cancer June 2006. Was supposed to be quick and easy TURBT. Had to redo 6 weeks later. Had blocked kidney from scar tissue. Took 2 attempts to put in a stent and then once that was removed another tumor found in my ovary. Result...total hysterectomy which led to a major DVT. Couldn't walk w/o crutches for 4 months but just as I was healing from that, I saw more blood in the urine and exactly 2 years after first bladder cancer surgery I had another. I finished 6 weeks BCG... Full Bio
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Diagnosed with bladder cancer June 2006. Was supposed to be quick and easy TURBT. Had to redo 6 weeks later. Had blocked kidney from scar tissue. Took 2 attempts to put in a stent and then once that was removed another tumor found in my ovary. Result...total hysterectomy which led to a major DVT. Couldn't walk w/o crutches for 4 months but just as I was healing from that, I saw more blood in the urine and exactly 2 years after first bladder cancer surgery I had another. I finished 6 weeks BCG therapy in Aug of this year and now have begun maintence which is much harder as far as side effects. I am eating mostly raw and working out with a training group. I'd love to be able to play racquetball again but don't know if that will happen. I can kind of run and it's getting better everyday. I just want to be healthy again. Luckily, I love my job and have great kids who love me.