Shipley: The Bladder Saving Guru

February 1, 1997: Shipley: The Bladder Saving Guru Early Saturday morning, I received a phone call from Dr. Shipley, which we almost missed!!! However, since I already had his office number, I called back immediately, and the nurse relayed the message to him, for he called back a few minutes later. The conversation revolved around […]

Radical Is As Radical Does!

January 29, 1997 – Radical Is As Radical Does! Around noon on this day, I received a phone call from Dr. Neuwirth. He wanted to see me in his office at 5:00 P. M. that afternoon. He also told me that I had a bladder cancer and that he needed to explain to me all […]

TURBT

January 27, 1997 – First Hospital Stay, Continued My refusal to sign the operation afforded me another whole day of waiting. In the morning, I had visits from Dr. Belknap and Dr. Neuwirth, both of which were very helpful in pointing out the pros and cons of the alternative anesthetic methods, but I still hadn’t […]