About Me: Male, 60, San Diego, CA, member since Nov 2010
June 2007 I was diagnosed with noninvasive bladder cancer which was removed (TUBR). The tumors reoccured in December and then again October 2008. In between resections I underwent BCG therapy followed by another incident in March of 2009.
It should also be mentioned that while in treatment I went into vtach and required a single stint. Since the heart incident I have been on Metroprolol, lisinopril and plavix.
In December of 2009 I felt severe pain of the abdomine and an ultrasound indicated gaul stones - I therefore underwent gaul bladder removal.
Since the gaul bladder removal I have been very tired and although I still work everyday and - fot the most part function normally - I am in constant discomfort (lower back and what I call "flank" pain, leg and foot pain) and I cannot walk a flight of stairs without getting very dissy and light heaed with loss of breath. This was check by a respatory specialist without expalnation.
I under went a another CT with contrast last week and it revealed an enlarged liver and some issues with stomach muscle damage. Which I find interesting since the gual bladder surgery required a delay due to elevated liver enzymes.
Additionally, my doctors are trying testosterone therapy since my levels run below 100. I do not drink and quit smoking after 30 years nearly 10 years ago.
I am confused and concerned although my urologist seems to think everything is fine, I have been through a colonoscopy and endoscoipy (sp) and had several polops removed but that too was not the reason for the fatigue and contstant flank, leg and foot pain
I am nearly 56 years old (young in my mind) - with latest HDL of 33 and LDL of 213.
I am 5' 11" and 235 lbs
I just think after all I have been through in the last 3 years I should be feeling much beter and able to enjoy life without fatigue and chronic discomfort (scale of 1-5 - I would say I am a constant 2 or 3)/
A lot of info but any insight or suggestions are appreciated
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