Diagnosed in 2009 with non-
The first thing I noticed was blood in my. I went to my general practitioner who gave me antibiotics and told me to bring a sample back in 10 days. When I took my sample back it looked okay to me but there was blood in it when the doctor checked it. I then had an , and . I was not concerned by this as I felt fine.
It was a huge shock and surprise to be told after mythat I had in February of 2009. When the doctor gave me the news I literally shook from head to toe with nerves. I didn’t think women got . Then my doctor explained to me what would happen next. I went for my of a bladder (TURBT) in March and was told that I had small growths which had all been removed. I then started a course of Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatments which have continued. I have regular cystoscopies and continue to be all clear. I am very thankful that my was diagnosed early and hopefully it will not rear its ugly head again. I am 65 years of age and married with 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. The one piece of advice I have is always to remain positive, and remember things are not always as bad as they seem.