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    Good morning !

    Well yesterday went as expected thanks to all the info here .

    Arrived at hospital -First off I have terrible veins . I always warn said vein finder “I’m a hard one to poke” Two nurses jabbing finally gave up. The Anesthesiologist is called in and gets it first jab !Doc comes in for his explanation of what is to happen . Now off to surgery. I have had my fair share of anesthetists and this was the best ! I have never had a women before loved her bedside manor calm ,professional and reassuring.

    Woke up in the surgery room and then off to recovery -observation first – and then go home 🙂

    Doc does not tell you much other than it went well back at his office in 2 weeks for path report.

    I had two wonderful nurses in recovery . Of course before leaving I am coached on how to use the catheter. I am then told its out next day.

    Got home around 5 passed out til 7. I had my go to nourisher after surgery  -chicken noodle soup.

    Watched a movie went to bed with my nighttime bag . I woke up around 4 had trouble getting back to sleep . That is normal for me. Throat still a bit tender from surgery .

    My Psyche is 100 percent back.  The waiting was unbearable.

    I guess I will always remember summer solstice 2023 😉

    Will keep you updated on recovery and results

    Love C

    Scott D

    Good to read all was well with the surgery Cheryl!

    Sounds like they pretty much told you the same things I was told, must be a standard script they all follow.

    Had my catheter taken out this morning. That was 4 days, 3 nights.  No issues with it coming out. No pain. No real discomfort peeing afterwards and the color is good.  It is such a good feeling to get rid of it!

    My follow up with the doc is on June 29th.

    Stay well.


    Hi Scott D and Cher-L,

    Thanks for sharing your stories with us.  It will be very beneficial for other members of this Forum to read.  Please continue to give us updates.  Again, I cannot emphasise enough how helpful sharing your experience is.

    My best,


    Well its 4 days post op and all is well clear urine no pain…still taking it easy. The kids came to take care of me as my hubs had a family wedding he could not miss. I was supposed to be going but canceled when my surgery was scheduled for the 28th. Lucky me they expedited it when someone cancelled and it was this past Wednesday. I still opted to not attend because of healing. So just an update .



    Thank you Cher-l!  Good to know things are on the mend for you!  You did the right thing by resting.

    My Best,



    Hi Cher-L:

    I’m glad that the surgery went well and that you are now home and recouping.  I think you were wise to skip out on the wedding and not attend so soon after the surgery.  While a TURBT is not a surgery that involves an incision our bodies still get some beating up because of the anesthetic and the scraping out of the tumours.  Depending on our age and what other health issues we may have it can affect how fast we recover.  It is better to slow down and take the time to heal.  Our bodies will thank us for it.  In my work as a peer support volunteer I have talked to far too many people who hindered their recovery by doing too much too soon.  Very often the healing process involves some good days and not so good days.  The good days will gradually become more often and the not so good days fewer.  It is best to listen to our bodies and give ourselves permission to rest and take that extra nap if we feel we need it.

    I found the first two times it took about a month to get back on my feet.  This past time in September 2022 took much longer because of the bad side effects of the Epirubicin instilled in my bladder post TURBT and the Group B Strep infection that I developed afterwards.  I always tell people hope for the best but keep it in the back of your mind that you may experience some unexpected hitches in the process and therefore be prepared to slow down for a while.  It is unfortunate that we live in a society that prides itself on being on the go 24/7/365 days a year and the attitude seems to be that we must persevere with our brutal pace no matter what we are going through.  This of course is ludicrous.  Our bodies will revolt eventually and we may be worse off for it.

    Cheryl, your body and bladder will thank you in the long run.  I know that it is sad that you couldn’t attend the wedding but hopefully next year will be a better year and you can plan a catch up visit.  God speed and best wishes for an uneventful recovery.  (((HUGS)))

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