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To Go or Not to Go ?

Personally, if it is routine and you feel happy with your progress I would be bumping it back a few weeks till the UK is over the hump.

I did a dental appointment here three days before the US clamp down happened, as I had been watching UK news and listening to radio 2 news I knew what was coming. I had a temporary crown in that was due to fall apart a week later so I had no choice really. When I got to the dentist I told him I would only have the work done if no nurse was in the room as I did not want two sets of hands in my mouth - he begrudgingly agreed. Then I went in with my bottle of spray dettox and squitted the bed and everything I was likely to touch. When I left out in the car park the shirt and trousers came off, shoes were sprayed and I drove home in shorts and a t-shirt.

Call me @nal.
 
It will feel like it.

Allegedly, according to certain specialist adult websites, there are some blokes who pay good money to have wimmin stick stuff up their todger.
 
Getting to speak to my consultant is like trying to speak to god , my cancer nurse even got a secretary to call me when I emailed her , she was no more knowledgeable than my dog.
The Nurse will be able to give you a decent perspective, ask him/her.
My two pennarth, it is a 14 month post checkup. Have you been symptomatic (as in previous before treatment)? Are you having issues voiding, any noticable blood in your urine? Odour or discharge? Pain? Pain on urination? Lower abdominal bpain or discomfort sitting? If not, in my opinion, an extra month will not hurt
 
Had/Have bladder cancer ,14 months on and what so far has been successful treatment I`m due a check up next Thursday ( camera up my japs eye) , on top of this the missus has leukaemia and just had her 5th chemo (fuckin great in our house ) , so do I go for my check up is my first question ? if so do I self isolate afterwards ? it would be in our caravan and a bit of wild camping in my case . Final question if you think I should self isolate to protect the missus how long for ?

TIA

Mate of mine had aggressive cancer of the liver over a year ago.
They removed one liver.
Some months later the same cancer decided it would have another go, and a large swelling appeared on his neck.
He had radiotherapy on this.
A week ago or so he had to go to Poole General for a routine scan to see how things were going.

He was the only person on the bus, from Swanage to Poole.
He entered the hospital, got told to stand behind a line on the ground. He was escorted to the scanning room, reckoned he had 40+ doors opened and closed on the way, job done, 40+ doors opened and closed, back on the bus, only passenger all the way home.

This was a week or so ago, but they appear to be doing an incredible job.
 

Nomad1382

War Hero
Personally, if it is routine and you feel happy with your progress I would be bumping it back a few weeks till the UK is over the hump.

I did a dental appointment here three days before the US clamp down happened, as I had been watching UK news and listening to radio 2 news I knew what was coming. I had a temporary crown in that was due to fall apart a week later so I had no choice really. When I got to the dentist I told him I would only have the work done if no nurse was in the room as I did not want two sets of hands in my mouth - he begrudgingly agreed. Then I went in with my bottle of spray dettox and squitted the bed and everything I was likely to touch. When I left out in the car park the shirt and trousers came off, shoes were sprayed and I drove home in shorts and a t-shirt.

Call me @nal.
@nal...
 

Joker62

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Book Reviewer
Mate of mine had aggressive cancer of the liver over a year ago.
They removed one liver.
Some months later the same cancer decided it would have another go, and a large swelling appeared on his neck.
He had radiotherapy on this.
A week ago or so he had to go to Poole General for a routine scan to see how things were going.

He was the only person on the bus, from Swanage to Poole.
He entered the hospital, got told to stand behind a line on the ground. He was escorted to the scanning room, reckoned he had 40+ doors opened and closed on the way, job done, 40+ doors opened and closed, back on the bus, only passenger all the way home.

This was a week or so ago, but they appear to be doing an incredible job.
How many livers did he have?
 
This caravan. All the caravn parks have been closed and that includes the statics and the touring sites. The only exception being granted are those that have no UK main residence and this is being granted on a one to one waiver through the local council. It is certainly like that at the one close to my house in the Lakes. If you think you can go wild camping, you'll find yourself dobbed in in quick order. If the van is in your backyard, forget everything I just typed.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
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One of the big risks of this virus is that we end up concentrating on it so much that other health conditions are neglected.

In your case you have to balance the risks and benefits of going against risk and benefits of not going. This is a decision only you(and your wife can make)

Given that we are cancelling all non essential appointments, if yours is still in place then your consultant must place some importance upon it.

The health care workers who will be treating you will not be fresh out of a red zone. (we currently have a red/green zone system, red for covid+, green for non covid)

If you are going out shopping, then the risk is no greater than that.

Ask the oncology department what their current process is in terms of turning up, waiting areas etc it is the proximity to others that is the issue.

Prudent precautions short of a full isolation might include:

The wearing of a fluid resistant mask,

Don't bother with gloves but have a pack of paper tissues in pocket and use them for any door handles.

Thorough and frequent hand hygiene

Do not wear a jacket or coat

On returning home, remove outer clothing, trousers, shirt and place straight in washing machine whilst you have shower.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
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On a less serious note, if you want to ensure folk keep their distance, improvise a face mask out of a pair on underpants
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A.N.Other

Old-Salt
7 days.
Stepson had symptoms we had to isolate for 14.
Turns out we are all negative. I had hay-fever.
The advice is to isolate for minimum 7 days if you have symptoms. Longer than 7 days if you are still symptomatic at 7 days (Boris J isolated beyond 7 days).

If you have been exposed you isolate for 14 days. This is the period during which you should develop symptoms if you are infected. If no symptoms at 14 days you end isolation. If you develop symptoms you start the 7 day isolation.

It is very important to practice good infection control when isolating. Have no close contact with your Mrs. Cook your own food and don't give her dishes to wash. Do not enter the house to use the toilet (virus found in shit). When you talk to your Mrs maintain distancing (mobile phone through closed window?). Prepare the caravan before you risk exposure - Run power and water to the caravan, stock up on food, clothes for 2 weeks (don't take your laundry in to the house), empty the caravan toilet in to an open drain and so on.
 
Had/Have bladder cancer ,14 months on and what so far has been successful treatment I`m due a check up next Thursday ( camera up my japs eye) , on top of this the missus has leukaemia and just had her 5th chemo (fuckin great in our house ) , so do I go for my check up is my first question ? if so do I self isolate afterwards ? it would be in our caravan and a bit of wild camping in my case . Final question if you think I should self isolate to protect the missus how long for ?

TIA

I had bladder cancer around 9 years ago and now I don't.
Surgery was done trans-urethra with fibre optic instruments. All is well.
I go to see the surgeon every 4-6 months and he does a cystoscope exam which I expect is what you will have
Each time no cancer seen.
For those wondering or worried, a cystoscope in a modern hospital puts a flexible instrument with camera and light (and lumen for fluid) up into the bladder and he looks around. The cystoscope is in medical sizes "sixteen French" which seems to be about 5mm. Before the procedure the nurse cleans the head of the penis and squirts Lidocaine gel into the urethra to numb things. It is an odd feeling but not painful with a feeling of pressure as they pass the prostate (at least for me). When they look around inside they put saline solution into the bladder so they can see every nook and cranny. They drain it out but after the tube comes out you might piss yourself. That is a small price to pay for knowing you are cancer free.
If the doctor has not called to reschedule it he must feel it is important. If he calls to reschedule he must think things are likely to be OK.
If this is the first cystoscope exam after surgery I am a bit surprised. Here in the US the first cysto is usually at 3 months, then 4-6 month intervals after that.


Good luck for the exam and also for your wife's illness.
 
The Nurse will be able to give you a decent perspective, ask him/her.
My two pennarth, it is a 14 month post checkup. Have you been symptomatic (as in previous before treatment)? Are you having issues voiding, any noticable blood in your urine? Odour or discharge? Pain? Pain on urination? Lower abdominal bpain or discomfort sitting? If not, in my opinion, an extra month will not hurt

Fast forward a month from now

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Personally, if it is routine and you feel happy with your progress I would be bumping it back a few weeks till the UK is over the hump.

I did a dental appointment here three days before the US clamp down happened, as I had been watching UK news and listening to radio 2 news I knew what was coming. I had a temporary crown in that was due to fall apart a week later so I had no choice really. When I got to the dentist I told him I would only have the work done if no nurse was in the room as I did not want two sets of hands in my mouth - he begrudgingly agreed. Then I went in with my bottle of spray dettox and squitted the bed and everything I was likely to touch. When I left out in the car park the shirt and trousers came off, shoes were sprayed and I drove home in shorts and a t-shirt.

Call me @nal.
I`ll be stripping off in the carpark as well , after you`ve had nurses messing with you Johnson for months on end I`ll not be embarrassed being stark bollock naked in the car park, may even go for a stroll if the suns out . "I`m just decontaminating myself officer "
 
This caravan. All the caravn parks have been closed and that includes the statics and the touring sites. The only exception being granted are those that have no UK main residence and this is being granted on a one to one waiver through the local council. It is certainly like that at the one close to my house in the Lakes. If you think you can go wild camping, you'll find yourself dobbed in in quick order. If the van is in your backyard, forget everything I just typed.
The caravan is in the back garden , re wild camping it will be on private farm land / woodland .
 
I have had my radiotherapy for prostate cancer kicked it to the long grass until this is over.
Slightly different, as it would mean going to hospital 5 days a week, for 4 weeks.
Hope it all goes well for you and your other half.
 

DAS

War Hero
Had/Have bladder cancer ,14 months on and what so far has been successful treatment I`m due a check up next Thursday ( camera up my japs eye) , on top of this the missus has leukaemia and just had her 5th chemo (fuckin great in our house ) , so do I go for my check up is my first question ? if so do I self isolate afterwards ? it would be in our caravan and a bit of wild camping in my case . Final question if you think I should self isolate to protect the missus how long for ?

TIA
What do the medical professionals day when you ask them?
Personally I'd go.
 
Keep pestering to get answers from your consultants, I hope it goes well for you and your missus. Best of luck
 

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