Just to make you feel better, we had a plumber here and he told me about his medical issues, the subject arose as he used to arrive on jobs about 10AM. He said he & the missus usually got the kids off to school and with the house empty they used a catheter? to empty his bladder. [warning: any men of a delicate nature should stop reading now]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.
He said his urethra? (the wee tube) collapsed or was constricted or something, and the medical opinion was that he should have a replacement. The plan was to use a vein from his thigh as his new urethra.
To access the urethra they needed to split his todger down the centreline from top to bottom, and then open it out fully. With the urethra fully exposed, they swap with the vein and he had to lay in bed (on his back?) for about a month to make sure the joins didn't leak or go mouldy, etc. Once the tube was right they reassembled his todger again.
There is always someone worse off than you.