The love of my life just had a followup appointment for a Cystoscopy. For those reading this for the first time, it’s a way for the doctor to look inside his bladder, examining every inch of his bladder interior.
And we were concerned. At the last appointment, and though he was pronounced clear then as well, there was a suspicious and slight “raised area” … and this appointment was to see if it turned into cancer. Also, he’s had occasional tiny spots of blood here or there in the urine.
And what was seen today? NOTHING! The doctor turned the scope this way; turned it that way, and back again to be sure. NOTHING! No suspicious raised spot. He was clean!! Woooo hooooo. 🙂
So what was the occasional small evidence of blood? Probably scar tissue still dropping off from previous roto-router procedures.
You never know what is working, but along with the baking soda twice a day to keep his urine alkaline (7.5 – 6 pH), and the daily 12 mg of Astaxanthan (sometimes 24 mg), he’s now been on 100 mg a day of iodine for many months, dosed 50 mg in the morning and 50 mg in the afternoon with Iodoral pills. We were told that Dr. Flechas, a well-known iodine expert,, was pretty adamant that it will stop bladder cancer. And it appears to be so for my dear husband!
So he celebrates Veterans Day with a big happy Navy veteran smile! And I’m with him on that (and the thumbs up above is exactly what we both did toward each other did after the exam). 🙂
P.S. I’ve been writing about this since 2013, so if you want to read it all from the beginning, just go to the archives and October 2013. Enjoy!