Well, first off, great site, reading everyone's posts I have decided to join in! Not something I would ever dream of doing to be honest.
But maybe I can help someone or they can help me.
I had a bleed , saw doc , sent for a look at the hospital, had a tumour found, had it removed, and now I am going to see consultants on the 19th to talk about treatment options and to tell me what type of cancer it is.
What I found unusual was the fact that no one likes to say the "C " word! In the end it was me who asked " is this cancer" to be told yes. Then like many of you, I suspect, I googled bladder cancer. The facts are all on line, but it's not the facts that are upsetting me it the effect it is having on my children. So should I tell them the facts as they relate to me or should I sugar coat it to stop them having it effect their lives?
Also, does diet need to change? Do I have to stop enjoying alcohol?
I have stopped smoking ( bit late I know)' but have been told that's the best thing I can do . Also drinking so much water and checking the colour of my urine is getting to be an obsession , and I would like to know if that is normal in these circumstances.
Can I carry on as normal or do I need to change my lifestyle?