Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Urologist visit

urologist appointment yesterday:  Ultrasound done to assess kidneys.  Both look clear.  Kidney stones are a concern with the urostomy.  No urinary infection present.  Many people have asked why the bladder was not removed.  The bladder is just a burned mass, from the radiation in 2004.  It cannot be removed.  Bleeding from the bladder continues, daily spotting occurs when coughing or straining.  Cystoscopy is still an option, at this point Roger says "NO", doctor agrees unless bleeding continues to increase, the procedure is not really necessary.  Roger is happy to see urologist to prove he is still alive and share news about the Zytiga/predinsone treatment.  Overall, life is good.