Thursday, September 25, 2008

Speaking of milestones...

It's been 3 years since my tumor resection. And I'm cancer free yet again. Hoo Ha!

I get a bi-annual cystoscopy now instead of every 3 months, and before long it'll be an annual thing until I slough off this mortal coil (in the grand style I might add!). For those of you dear readers (all -5 of you...), cystoscopy is the frontal version of a colonoscopy, mmmm fun! I'm kinda glad the last few times the tech has been a woman, because somehow I feel that a woman's touch is well less invasive than a man's, though one of the male techs I was ok with during the procedure, and the doc is a guy so I'm not sure what my deal there is... And who cares really, they see this stuff all the time.

How this all came about was a because of a kidney stone, and in deciding on a proper route to treat the thing, a stent was to be placed in a ureter to let the thing pass. In order to do this, they needed to do a... cystoscopy, and in doing that a bladder tumor was found. Well that had to come out for sure. Thank God for the stone I guess, as bloody painful as it was...

Which reminds me I need to get a blood draw for a PSA test...

1 comment:

Snowiee said...

Make it 6 :)

(Seriously, I'm not a stalker...I just thought it was only fair to comment on your blog here since you comment in my blog in LJ. I forgot I had an account here! Took me forever and a day to find my way back too)

Geezus, you learn a lot in one post huh?

Wow. WOW.
This is like...huge. Good for you for beating that. (That didn't sound right, but you know what I mean.)