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AT 85 AM WONDERING IF I CAN
TAKE THE PAIN! I HAVE BEEN ON
CHRONIC PAIN MEDICINES FOR
5 TO 10 YEARS> I AM A WIMP AND
WISH I HAVE THE GUTS TO CANCEL BLADDER REMOVAL!
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Hi, Chuck. In my case, faint blood shows up in my urine about once every six or eight weeks, mainly as a result of removal several years ago of swelling prostate tissue, leaving capillaries close to the surface where they occasionally leak blood into my urine. I am given an antibiotic only just before a cystoscope is introduced into my bladder (in case the equipment isn’t completely sterile). As I mentioned before, my bladder tumors were superficial and low-grade malignancy. Are you still taking the antibiotic? Do you know what it is and why it was prescribed? Was the antibiotic prescribed in response to finding blood or were there other symptoms — like urinary tract infection (UTI)? Are you feeling better and sleeping well, getting some exercise? You deserve a long talk with your medical team, perhaps taking a friend with you as a witness to what you are told and to help you remember the points discussed.
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THANK YOU, YOU GAVE ME PEACE OF MIND . RESP. CHUCK .
HI THERE, CAN THIS KINNEDY DESDEY BE FROM MY BLADDER CANCER ?
Hi Chuck @cweeks18
it's been a while since we've heard from you. I'm not sure if I understood your message correctly. Are you saying that you now have kidney disease in addition to bladder cancer?
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HI THERE, YES STAGE 3, IT IS VERY GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU. RESPECTFULLY, CHUCK.
I am sorry to hear that you are now dealing with kidney cancer. Has your doctor suggested any treatment at this time?
I look forward to hearing from you again.
HI TERESA, DONT KNOW ABOUT KIDNEY CANCER MY STAGE 3 IS KIDNEY FAILER. CHUCK.
@cweeks18 Let us know how you are doing, Chuck.
I AM OK, I KNOW I HAVE CANCER, BUT AT MY AGE 89 , AND A RETIRED U S NAVAL OFFICER, I AM HAPPY WITH MY LIFE. I LOVE HAVING FRIENDS WHO CARE. THANK YOU. RESPECTFULLY . CHUCK.
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Thanks for clarifying: you have bladder cancer and have recently found out that you also have stage 3 kidney disease. If you would like to talk with other who have kidney disease, please pop over to this discussion
– Stage 3 CKD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stage-3-ckd/
Interestingly, @predictable who you've connected with in this discussion about bladder cancer also have stage 3 kidney disease. I hope the 2 of you connect again.
Chuck, what symptoms are you experiencing at the moment?
Hello again, Chuck (@cweeks18). I'm glad @colleenyoung called me back to get reacquainted now that your doctors have diagnosed you with kidney disease. Your situation sounds like a mirror image of mine — several papillomas of low malignancy on the lining of your bladder were removed by a TURB procedure; more recently, you were diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. Please correct me if I'm off the beam in any way.
In my case, both of those conditions were exposed about the same time. I am a cancer survivor for the last 5 years, having no new evidence of bladder papillomas in any of 10 cystoscopies that inspected the inside of my bladder. I also have been under treatment all along for stage 3 chronic kidney disease, the treatment has been so effective that the disease has not worsened, and I'm getting along fine with no sense of disability or pain. I have no reason to suspect that the bladder cancer and the kidney disease are related in any way, but my medical team keeps a close eye on both and will ring the alarm if any cross-symptoms ever show up.
Going on 82 years of age, my main concern is high blood pressure caused by loss of potassium from an inherited kidney deficiency (it doesn't reclaim enough of the potassium cast off into urine along with sodium). A special medication to retain potassium has been the answer. Against that background, you'll readily understand why I feel so fortunate to be treated these last few years by a kidney doctor (who is also a specialist in high blood pressure). Have you added a kidney doctor (nephrologist) to your medical team? Are you able to take long walks every other day?
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HI MR. PREDICTABLE, I STILL DONT TYPE OR SPELL WELL. BUT GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU.YOU ARE RIGHT , ON BOTH BLADDER AND KIDNEY, PLUS I USE YOUR MSG. FOR MY SPELLING THANK YOU. I AM NOT GETTING ANY TREATMEN DO TO MY AGE 89, SO I DONT KNOW WHAT I AM MISSING. VERY RESPECTFUL , CHUCK.
Well, Chuck (@cweeks18), I am so glad to hear that you're like me — living well at an advanced age and without any need for treatment right now for bladder or kidney ailments. One of my blood pressure meds is Lisinopril, also a kidney drug, and we are on a continuing watch for any impact from a cyst on one of my kidneys. It could issue hormones that would raise my blood pressure or it could turn out to be a tumor that needs diagnosis for cancer. For now, no sweat.
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HI MR. MARTIN ,HOPE YOU ARRE FEELING WELL, I AM OK EARLE IN THE AM I NOT SO GOOD BUT GOSE AWAY. HAVE GOOD MEMORIAL DAY. CHUCK.
Thanks for the good wishes, Chuck (@cweeks18). I'm having a great time celebrating high school graduation by my youngest grandchild. Lily is in the top 3 percent of her class in San Diego and winner of the school's leadership award. She will be on to U of Cal Berkeley this Fall where she will submerge herself in global cultural studies, basing her work in demonstrable facts and convincing reasoning. Her graduation (and her classmates) have given me unprecedented confidence that her generation, not mine, will save the world and its human occupants. Glad to hear you're handling your daily challenges! Martin
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HI MR. Jensen, I follow your write up, and I think that you do great and help like me a lot of peole ( I still cant spell ) so thank you very much. chuck,
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