Welcome to our CaringBridge website. My friend Linda will help me keep the site up to date and let all of you know what is going on. Most of you know that the bladder cancer was found by accident and I am very lucky that it is in the early stages although it is a very invasive cancer. I will receive my treatment and surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. The chemo was optional but the doctor suggested that I receive it to increase the percentage of being completely cured. I am ok with having the bladder out and have some options regarding that. Please don't tell me to stop smoking, I know that. I plan to deal with that in the near future with the guidance of my doctor. Again, thank you for being here for me.