Update on Bladder Surgery July 29, 2015

Five and a half hours ago, bladder cancer surgery was finished. The surgeon was pleased with it. He was able to apply some chemo to the site which might help prevent recurrence. He says the cancer is low grade type but does tend to recur often.

Everyone was well versed in the octreotide protocol, which they called the Woltering Protocol. No carcinoid crisis happened so far but they will monitor me through the night. The pain is well managed. I am in an intermediate care unit. That’s one step down from intensive care.

In two hours the nurse says that I will be taking a walk and I feel good with that! I will be taking a nap now to be ready.



EDIT:  July 30, 10:00 am, Being discharged!

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Update on Bladder Surgery July 29, 2015 was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by cy

10 thoughts on “Update on Bladder Surgery July 29, 2015

  1. So glad you posted this, Cy. I was wondering how it had gone, if you were even out of surgery yet. Seeing your post made my heart smile. 🙂

  2. Glad to hear you are now on the mend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your recovery. It’s another beautiful summer day here in Belleville Ontario. Gardening and entertaining and such.

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