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mybags 11-25-2003 04:56 PM

King Harald diagnosed with Cancer '03
 
King Harald V has been hospitalized due to hematuria (blood in the urine) according to the official press release by the palace. He has taken sick leave for the week and Crown Prince Haakon has been sworn in as regent.

anna 11-25-2003 05:13 PM

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Crown Prince Haakon has been sworn in as regent.
That happened when he turned 18 - not necessary to do it more times as Crown Prince :) Since then Haakon has often acted as regent.

Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise was with the King at the hospital 19.30 - 21.00 this evening.

Front page of VG has a photo
Besøkte kong Harald
https://www.vg.no/

This article has some more :
Familien besøkte sykmeldt kong Harald
av LIV BENTE TIEDEMANN, HÅVAR BREMER, ELLEN LIMSTRAND
25.11.03
https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=203078

Starr 11-25-2003 05:55 PM

Hopefully he will be all right. Checked and it is a symptom of a lot of things. Some serious(Kidney stones, bladder infection) and some alot more worrisome.

Julia 11-25-2003 06:00 PM

Has King Harald had any other health concerns? Is he generally considered to be in good health (apart from this)?

Alexandria 11-25-2003 06:53 PM

What not too pleasant news. I hope the King has a speedy recovery soon and that it is not a big deal.

sara1981 11-25-2003 10:44 PM

im hope so His Majesty will get well soon!

when my step-dad got that before because he cant go into the bathroom he had largest tube for urine but my mom little worried about him! but my step-dad had failure health for several years before he died.

my step-dad went to dr office for check-up but he would still used that tube but the lab research his urine but he looks normal!

my step-dad had dialysis like as kidney failure but he used to out of posion to clean-up in his lungs but my step-dad had heart failure about years ago but he not have heart surgery but he had little!

Sara Boyce

hrhcp 11-25-2003 11:01 PM

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Starr  Posted: Nov 25th, 2003 - 5:55 pm

some alot more worrisome.

Oh dear .... in which way, if you don't mind me asking ?

hrhcp 11-25-2003 11:45 PM

https://195.134.48.132/content.asp?folder_i...luster_id=23900

25. November 2003

King Harald in hospital for medical check-up

King Harald was admitted to the National Hospital Tuesday aafternoon in Oslo for a medical examination. He will be on sick leave for the rest of the week.

The King is said to be suffering from an infection of the urinary system.

Crown Prince Haakon will act as regent in the King's absence.

He will also lead Friday's meeting of the Cabinet at the Royal Palace.

Queen Sonja and the other members of the Royal Family visited the King Tuesday evening.

anna 11-26-2003 07:12 AM

King Harald was released from Rikshospitalet after one day.

His diagnose will not be ready before next week
- then the doctors will have the results from his tests.

Last night it was decided that Queen Sonja should go alone to Stavanger thursday as King Harald is on sick leave.
Today the programme at the official site was corrected accordingly.
At noon however - a new decision was made - to cancel her trip ...


The official press release 26.11.2003 :

H.M. Kongen utskrevet

Hans Majestet Kongen ble utskrevet fra Rikshospitalet i dag klokken 12.45.

Sykehuset opplyser at endelig konklusjon på de gjennomførte undersøkelsene først vil foreligge i begynnelsen av neste uke.

kittencrews 11-26-2003 09:39 PM

Hello Magazine

26 NOVEMBER 2003
King Harald V of Norway has been released from Oslo's National Hospital, where he was admitted on Tuesday.

Few details of his condition have been revealed to the public, but the 66-year-old monarch is said to be suffering from haematuria, which, in layman's terms, is blood in the urine. The condition can be a symptom of many disorders, from a simple infection to cancer.

Because King Harald will be shelving official duties this week – taking the first sick leave of his 12-year reign – the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Haakon, act as regent.

Thirty-year-old Haakon, along with his wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Martha Louise and Queen Sonja, visited the king in hospital late Tuesday evening, a few hours after the monarch was admitted.

Alexandria 11-27-2003 09:11 PM

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Polfoto 26-11-2003 Oslo: King Harald emerged from the National Hospital in Oslo at 12:45 pm after being released on Wednesday. Although he entered his car and drove away without saying anything, he did smile and wave to the gathered photographers and journalists. Dr. Anstein Bergan follows him out.

sara1981 11-27-2003 11:28 PM

im so glad he got out of hospital! im so happy for him! than my step-dad!

Sara Boyce

anna 11-30-2003 06:37 PM

Sunday evening King Harald was at Rikshospitalet for new examinations (!!!) - he was admitted - expected to be released monday - info on test results and further programme monday afternoon.

Official press release 30.11.2003 (midnight)

H.M. Kongen til nye undersøkelser

Hans Majestet Kongen var i kveld til nye undersøkelser på Rikshospitalet, som resulterte i at Kongen blir liggende over natten. Sykehuset regner med at han blir skrevet ut i morgen tidlig.

Svaret på prøvene som ble tatt i forrige uke vil foreligge mandag ettermiddag.

Det vil bli nærmere informert om resultatet av prøvene og Kongens videre program i morgen ettermiddag.

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Kongen tilbake på sykehuset

https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=203721

Alexandria 11-30-2003 06:59 PM

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Originally posted by anna@Nov 30th, 2003 - 6:37 pm
Sunday evening King Harald was at Rikshospitalet for new examinations (!!!) - he was admitted - expected to be released monday - info on test results and further programme monday afternoon.
Does this mean that these examinations were expected? When King Harald left the hospital the first time was he expected to return for the hospital for more tests? Or did doctors see something in his original tests that they wanted to test again or look at again?

And does this mean that the results of his tests will be made public? I don't know how I would feel about that if I were him and that were the case! :( It seems a bit personal to be revealing the results of your medical tests to the public, even if you are "working" for them.

anna 11-30-2003 07:30 PM

Any need for more tests was not what the palace informed about on King Harald's release wednesday !

Then they said they would inform on his diagnose week 49 - nothing more.

His sick leave was until monday morning.

Perhaps it will be extended ?

Then Crown Prince Haakon's regency will be prolonged as well.

anna 12-01-2003 03:19 AM

King Harald was released from Rikshospitalet 07.45 monday :

Official press release 1.12.2003

H.M. Kongen utskrevet

Hans Majestet Kongen er i morges, klokken 07.45 skrevet ut fra Rikshospitalet. Kongen tilbrakte natten på sykehuset etter å ha gjennomgått nye undersøkelser søndag kveld.

Informasjon om resultatet av prøvene fra forrige uke og Kongens program vil bli gitt i ettermiddag

---------------

This article says probably something unexpected and acute happened sunday :

Sannsynligvis uventet og akutt - av FRANK ERTESVÅG, ELLEN LIMSTRAND - VG 01.12.03 kl. 05:33

https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=203724

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In connection with King Harald's illness the norwegian royal court will hold a press conference at 13.00 today.

Official press release 1.12.2003 :

Pressekonferanse

Det Kongelige Hoff inviterer til pressekonferanse om Hans Majestet Kongens helse, i dag mandag 1. desember 2003, kl. 13.00.

Pressekonferansen finner sted på møterom 131, Det Kongelige Slott. Fremmøte i nordre inngang innen kl. 12.50

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hmmm, just forgot to add the link

Josefine 12-01-2003 03:47 AM

anna keep us updated and thank you for the information....

liv 12-01-2003 08:20 AM

dreadful news. :( I wish him all the best and that he is fine soon.
But I´m sure he will be supported by his family and Maud and the new baby will give him power to get healthy :huh:

jun5 12-01-2003 08:20 AM

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King Harald diagnosed with cancer

1 DECEMBER 2003
King Harald of Norway has been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder, doctors revealed on Monday.

The 66-year-old monarch will undergo surgery to remove his bladder on December 8, and will need up to three weeks to recuperate. King Harald, who shelved official duties last week leaving his son Crown Prince Haakon as regent, will continue sick leave for two to three months.

However, doctors said the cancer had been detected early and the king should be able to lead a normal life after treatment.

The announcement, made by the king's physicians during a Monday afternoon press conference, came nearly one week after King Harald checked into hospital suffering from haematuria, which, in layman's terms, is blood in the urine. Though he was released last Wednesday after undergoing a series of tests, he returned on Sunday for an overnight stay.


The Norwegian monarch, who will undergo surgery to remove his bladder on December 8, is expected to shelve royal duties for the next two to three months
Photo: © AFP

liv 12-01-2003 08:25 AM

Well,Cp Haakon will overtake the official functions.That´s not good for Mette-Marit because Haakon has a lot of work now and won´t be with her very often...
Bad situation

jun5 12-01-2003 08:35 AM

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Originally posted by liv@Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:25 am
Well,Cp Haakon will overtake the official functions.That´s not good for Mette-Marit because Haakon has a lot of work now and won´t be with her very often...
Bad situation

Yes, that's right. I think so too... But I beleive that King Harald is fine very soon.

jun5 12-01-2003 09:02 AM

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KING OF NORWAY : King Harald diagnosed with cancer

The Norwegian King Harald has been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder.

According to the specialists, the King will fully recover after the operation where his bladder will be removed.

“He has cancer in the urine bladder,” said Trygve Talset, chief physician at Radiumhospitalet. “The treatment is to remove the bladder. Thankfully, he has gotten medical attention at an early stage and there is no reason to believe that the illness has spread. After the surgery the King will be fully cured.”

Home for Christmas

The King will go through the surgery to remove the bladder December 8, and he will be hospitalize for two to three weeks, followed by two to three months on sick leave. According to the plan, the King will be released from the hospital December 22, and His Majesty will celebrate Christmas as usual with his family.

The King was admitted to the hospital November 25 and was diagnosed with blood in the urine. The king was released the next day, but for the second time in six days, the Norwegian King was once more admitted to the hospital Sunday night, and then released again at 07:45 Monday morning.

“The King is good considering the circumstances,” stated Wenche Rasch, head of information at the Royal Court to the Norwegian news bureau (NTB).

Haakon as regent

Crown Prince Haakon will function as regent while King Harald is on sick leave, according to the Royal Court.

Torkel 12-01-2003 09:03 AM

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Originally posted by jun5+Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:35 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jun5 @ Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:35 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-liv@Dec 1st, 2003 - 8:25 am
Well,Cp Haakon will overtake the official functions.That´s not good for Mette-Marit because Haakon has a lot of work now and won´t be with her very often...
Bad situation

Yes, that&#39;s right. I think so too... But I beleive that King Harald is fine very soon. [/b][/quote]
The Court indicated that King Harald was likely to be on "sick-leave" for several months, probably until the end of Fenruary. The Crown Prince will have to be Regent throughout the period, and is likely to have a rather busy schedule. He has earlier indicated that he wanted to take take a couple of weeks off to spend with his family after the baby is born (due in January). I suppose this will be difficult to arrange now that he has to be regent.

Alexandria 12-01-2003 09:14 AM

Is there any way that Queen Sonja could take over regent duties for even a week after the baby is born so Haakon could spend time with Mette-Marit, their baby and Marius? I don&#39;t know what the constitutional abilities of this are, but just a thought.

Torkel 12-01-2003 09:33 AM

The Constitution only allows the heir (is the first in line) to the throne to act as Regent. A Queen Consort is not able to act as regent. If there is no heir, or if the immediate heir is not available as Regent, the Cabinet will act jointly as regents. Thus Princess Märtha-Louise, as second-in-line to the throne is not available as Regent.

Lena 12-01-2003 12:13 PM

Very sad to hear this&#33; I hope he will recover. I´m surprised that the doctors are talking of an early stage, but at the same time they say, that they will remove his bladder.
Is this with the regent really such a problem? I know, that one of the Royal family has to be OFFICIALLY regent, but I guess the king can call off some dates, especially when Haakon is busy with his role as father of a new born baby. But Haakon would be in Oslo if there would be a serious situation, which needs a healthy regent.

jun5 12-01-2003 01:32 PM

I wish that he is fine soon. The Emperor Akihito of Japan also did an operation for the cancer of a prostate gland on January, this year. And he returned to official duties in February. He returned too much early. It turned out that he has got a little tired as a result of the latest periodic inspection in him. He is 69 years old now. His children has stated at an interview that they would like their father to reduce his official duties. So I would like The King Harald to rest well. The Crown Prince would become very busy, though...

Starr 12-01-2003 05:08 PM

Hopefully they have caught it early enough. Very sad as we just had the 1st anniversary of my mother&#39;s passing from cancer.

sara1981 12-01-2003 05:17 PM

that so sad for him&#33;

mostly people have it like as bladder my great-Aunt have ovarian cancer she died before i was born in 1981 its so long time ago my grandmother&#39;s sister who died in 1960&#39;s

Crown Prince Haakon would sure so busy will replace for his dad&#39;s to become king to be when his dad sick or His Majesty King will takes test im hope so i read in Hello this morning about it&#33;

Sara Boyce

norwegianne 12-01-2003 07:05 PM

They seem to be trying to plan letting Crown Prince Haakon have a easier programme around the baby&#39;s birth, and some of the events can be delegated...

It&#39;s the constitutional duties that are harder to take leave from... There was some discussion in VG about it, as some law-specialists meant that the crown prince couldn&#39;t take paternity leave and let the cabinet run the country... while others stated that the constitution was written when paternity-leaves were unheard of, and it hadn&#39;t been an issue before now.

Alexandria 12-01-2003 07:15 PM

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Originally posted by Torkel@Dec 1st, 2003 - 9:33 am
The Constitution only allows the heir (is the first in line) to the throne to act as Regent. A Queen Consort is not able to act as regent. If there is no heir, or if the immediate heir is not available as Regent, the Cabinet will act jointly as regents. Thus Princess Märtha-Louise, as second-in-line to the throne is not available as Regent.
Thank you for this explanation, Torkel. It was most helpful. I thought that perhaps Queen Sonja could step in for her husband and her son during the time of the new baby&#39;s birth. And that perhaps the situation of acting regeant was similar to that in Denmark, where if Queen Margrethe is on sick leave or otherwise unavailable and so is CP Frederik, then Prince Joachim followed by Princess Benedikte can step in. I didn&#39;t realize the situation was much more limited or restricted in Norway.

Hopefully though while King Harald is recuperating and getting back his strength, CP Haakon can have some time with the new baby and help Mette-Marit with him or her, too.

moosey60 12-02-2003 09:15 PM

Stupid question- how does one just...REMOVE the bladder? How would he go to the little boys&#39; room afterwards? Would he get a prosthetic bladder..as he would a leg? :wacko:

Alexandria 12-03-2003 10:19 PM

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www.colourpress.com

Oslo, Norway - Norway's King Harald with his wife Queen Sonja, was taken to the central hospital, Rikshospitalet, in Oslo at 8.00 a.m. Saturday morning, December 6, to undergo surgery next week, due to cancer.

monaco70s 12-08-2003 11:51 AM

Has there been any news on King Harald&#39;s medical condition these last 2 days?
I hope he gets well soon.

Alexandria 12-08-2003 12:18 PM

I think the King was scheduled to undergo his operation today, 8 December. And after that I think he will have to undergo treatment to stave off the cancer, like chemo.

Not a pleasant thing to have to go through, chemo can be hell to have to undergo and to watch someone you love endure it.

norwegianne 12-08-2003 12:29 PM

He underwent surgery today and the official statement from the doctors:

Legebulletin mandag 8. desember kl. 16.15

Hans Majestet Kongen er i dag mandag 8. desember 2003 operert på Rikshospitalet for kreft i urinblæren. Operasjonsteamet var satt sammen av personell fra Radiumhospitalet og Rikshospitalet, og ble ledet av overlegene Trygve Talseth og Håkon Wæhre.

Legene opplyser at det kirurgiske inngrepet har forløpt etter planen, uten komplikasjoner. Det er ikke funnet forandringer som taler for spredning av kreften. Kongen har fått ny urinblære. Tilstanden etter inngrepet er helt tilfredsstillende.

Kongen er koblet fra respirator og er flyttet tilbake til sitt rom på intensivavdelingen.


It sounds promising. :flower: There will be frequent press-releases from the doctors and the palace as time goes by...

monaco70s 12-08-2003 01:46 PM

Thanks a lot for the update. I know Alexandria it can be terrible for both the pacient and the family. Haakon&#39;s right now in charge of all the duties right?

Alexandria 12-08-2003 01:46 PM

Thank you Norwegianne for this update from the palace. It is nice that the palace will keep concerned members of the public up to date on the condition and progress of the King and his prognosis.

norwegianne 12-08-2003 02:42 PM

Another update as of 20:00, from The palace

8.12.2003

Legebulletin mandag 8. desember kl. 20.00

Legene ved Rikshospitalet opplyser at Hans Majestet Kongens tilstand etter operasjonen fortsatt er meget tilfredsstillende. Han er våken og får adekvat smertebehandling.

I uke 50 vil det bli sendt ut daglige legebulletiner kl. 10.00 og 17.00, eller ved behov

Dennism 12-08-2003 09:01 PM

Yes, I saw it on, of all places, Cnn. It said that it was successful too.

moosey60 12-08-2003 10:50 PM

Yea, question- how will Harald survive without a bladder? Will he get a prosthetic one? HOw does one just REMOVE a bladder??

monaco70s 12-09-2003 01:41 AM

Good news that King Harald did fine :)

hrhcp 12-09-2003 03:16 AM

Actually, many men survive without a gall bladder. Gall stones also require the removal of the bladder.

zhontella 12-09-2003 03:24 AM

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Originally posted by King Christian@Dec 9th, 2003 - 12:16 am
Gall stones also require the removal of the bladder.
Not always I think. Isn&#39;t there some kind of laser zapper to dissolve gall stones thereby circumventing surgery?

Whatever, I hope someone is available to give Queen Sonja the extra love and support she will need.

norwegianne 12-09-2003 05:37 AM

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Originally posted by zhontella+Dec 9th, 2003 - 3:24 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (zhontella @ Dec 9th, 2003 - 3:24 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-King Christian@Dec 9th, 2003 - 12:16 am
Gall stones also require the removal of the bladder.
Not always I think. Isn&#39;t there some kind of laser zapper to dissolve gall stones thereby circumventing surgery?

Whatever, I hope someone is available to give Queen Sonja the extra love and support she will need. [/b][/quote]
The doctors have put in a fake bladder. And the king has chosen a method in which he&#39;s to get rid of the "toxic waste" from the body, which method he has chosen is not known. (Even if they try to be open about this, there are some things I do not want to know.)

Today&#39;s statement from the doctors:
9.12.2003

Legebulletin tirsdag 9. desember kl. 10.00

Hans Majestet Kongen har sovet store deler av natten. Han er våken og har det bra. Alle prøver og funksjoner er meget tilfredsstillende, opplyser legene på Rikshospitalet.


Basically it looks like he&#39;s going to be fine. Or so the doctors think.

sara1981 12-09-2003 09:41 AM

why not HM Queen Sonja needs stays with him all the times because HM Kings had surgery with cancer of bladder.

im sure im glad he doing looks great&#33;

Sara Boyce

norwegianne 12-09-2003 10:06 AM

Queen Sonja was at the palace while the operation was taking place, or so the press said... I&#39;m sure she&#39;s visiting him as soon as she can.

anna 12-09-2003 10:15 AM

Doctors deem king&#39;s surgery sucessful - Nina Berglund - 09 Dec, 10:57

https://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/ar...rticleID=686979


BLADDER CANCER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


https://urology.med.miami.edu/questions/cli..._bladder_ca.asp

monaco70s 12-09-2003 10:36 AM

Yeah there is a stone disolving procedure involving the use of a laser.

Dennism 12-09-2003 12:51 PM

This discussion has turned a slight turn to ....Anyway, congratulations? to Harald for a successful operation. This hope it will be a quick and easy recuperation.

xicamaluca 12-12-2003 09:32 AM

https://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/ar...rticleID=689029

King Harald continues to improve

Norway's King Harald is recovering so well from his bladder cancer surgery on Monday that doctors see no further need for daily bulletins. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, meanwhile, is about to begin her official maternity leave.

hrhcp 12-18-2003 01:45 AM

can anybody expand on this artificial bladder thing?

Lena 12-18-2003 12:29 PM

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Originally posted by King Christian@Dec 18th, 2003 - 1:45 am
can anybody expand on this artificial bladder thing?
There are a few alternatives to operate...but in almost all cases a piece of the Illeum is used to build to a new bladder, but the way of drain/ flow is different. In some cases, the urine is collected in a bag, outside the stomach, or the urine is exhausted in the area around the umbilicus with a tube (you don´t need a bag, because a valve is included), or a piece of the colon is used, and you drain the urine with the stool.
And a modern form (especially used for men) is to connect the piece of the Ileum with the Urethra, so that you can urinate in the "normal" way.
If I would be in king Harald´s position I would ask for the fourth alternative...not a big change to his life before.

hrhcp 12-18-2003 09:48 PM

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Lena&nbsp; Posted: Dec 18th, 2003 - 12:29 pm
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(King Christian @ Dec 18th, 2003 - 1:45 am)
can anybody expand on this artificial bladder thing?

There are a few alternatives to operate...but in almost all cases a piece of the Illeum is used to build to a new bladder, but the way of drain/ flow is different. In some cases, the urine is collected in a bag, outside the stomach, or the urine is exhausted in the area around the umbilicus with a tube (you don´t need a bag, because a valve is included), or a piece of the colon is used, and you drain the urine with the stool.
And a modern form (especially used for men) is to connect the piece of the Ileum with the Urethra, so that you can urinate in the "normal" way.

Now I am really confused. The bladder as far as I know is near the stomach, under the liver, and is also called the gall bladder. The bladders function is ______ ?

For urine to be cleansed, I thought was the job of the kidneys.

Is there some sort of typographical error and/or translation error here?

Lena 12-19-2003 07:00 AM

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Originally posted by King Christian@Dec 18th, 2003 - 9:48 pm
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Lena&nbsp; Posted: Dec 18th, 2003 - 12:29 pm
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(King Christian @ Dec 18th, 2003 - 1:45 am)
can anybody expand on this artificial bladder thing?

There are a few alternatives to operate...but in almost all cases a piece of the Illeum is used to build to a new bladder, but the way of drain/ flow is different. In some cases, the urine is collected in a bag, outside the stomach, or the urine is exhausted in the area around the umbilicus with a tube (you don´t need a bag, because a valve is included), or a piece of the colon is used, and you drain the urine with the stool.
And a modern form (especially used for men) is to connect the piece of the Ileum with the Urethra, so that you can urinate in the "normal" way.

Now I am really confused. The bladder as far as I know is near the stomach, under the liver, and is also called the gall bladder. The bladders function is ______ ?

For urine to be cleansed, I thought was the job of the kidneys.

Is there some sort of typographical error and/or translation error here?

As much as I know "bladder" is used in common speech for the "vesica uriniara"- the hollow organ, where the urine is collected, which is located in the minor pelvis, and which is connected through the 2 ureters with the 2 kidneys and through the urethra the urine flows off.That what you mean is a bladder too, but you usually say gallbladder to it, or vesicia biliaris/fellea, and that is located in the area of the liver (the liver has a little sinking, because of the gallbladder).
So in the case of a patients, who suffers from bladder cancer (and where the cancer is not on the surface of the bladder located), surgeons are re-forming a new bladder=vesica urinaria with a piece of the bowel...and just the ways of draining are different. <-That was it, what I wanted to say with my former post.

norwegianne 12-19-2003 07:06 AM

Today King Harald was deemed well enough to leave the hospital, earlier than first anticipated. https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=206508 He&#39;ll have a period of two-three months rest. The doctors are relatively sure that they have removed all the cancer, and have declared that he&#39;s well.

Lena 12-19-2003 07:13 AM

And because of the function...the function of the bladder is just to COLLECT the urine, which was filtered before in the kidneys. The kidneys recirculate the organism all realisable, necessary substances, and the not necessary things are dropped (with water) as urine. The kidneys are producing such urine all the time, but nobody can sit on the toilet all the time, that´s why we have a bladder ;)

Lena 12-19-2003 07:14 AM

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Originally posted by norwegianne@Dec 19th, 2003 - 7:06 am
Today King Harald was deemed well enough to leave the hospital, earlier than first anticipated. https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=206508 He&#39;ll have a period of two-three months rest. The doctors are relatively sure that they have removed all the cancer, and have declared that he&#39;s well.
He looks good&#33;

xicamaluca 12-19-2003 07:31 PM

https://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/ar...rticleID=694735

King heads home from hospital


Norway's King Harald was heading home for the holidays on Friday. Doctors at the National Hospital in Oslo clearly were satisfied with his recovery from cancer surgery earlier this month.

xicamaluca 12-19-2003 07:32 PM

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A jovial King Harald thanked his doctors as he left the National Hospital Friday morning. PHOTO: JAN TOMAS ESPEDAL

xicamaluca 12-19-2003 07:37 PM

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I belive that this pic was from when the King was admited :unsure: (if is repeated, maybe someone can deleted, sorry :flower: )

(Foto: Thomas Bjørnflaten / SCANPIX)

hrhcp 12-19-2003 09:15 PM

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xicamaluca&nbsp; Posted: Dec 19th, 2003 - 7:37 pm

I belive that this pic was from when the King was admite

The King does not look well. Appreciate the concerned glance that his wife is casting his way.

Alexandria 12-20-2003 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by xicamaluca@Dec 19th, 2003 - 7:37 pm
I belive that this pic was from when the King was admited :unsure:
Yes, this picture was previously posted, as a series from Colorpress, of when King Harald was admitted into the hospital for his surgery.

The Queen probably looks concerned because it was pre-surgery. Now that it&#39;s post surgery, we know that the Queen need not have worried too much since all went well with the surgery but now the King has a long recovery period ahead of him.

norwegianne 01-03-2004 08:41 AM

The King has been admitted to the hospital, reports VG, as he&#39;s got an urinary tract infection. These infections are not uncommon in patients who have had the operation that the King has had.

Dennism 01-04-2004 03:49 AM

"OSLO, Norway - King Harald V of Norway was hospitalized Saturday
with a urinary tract infection, the royal palace said.

Doctors said the 66-year-old king was in "good form" despite the
infection, which could be related to his cancer surgery last month,
according to a statement from the royal palace.


A surgical team removed the king&#39;s bladder after tests showed it was
cancerous. They replaced it with a reconstructed organ in an
operation on Dec. 8.


"It is not uncommon that patients who have undergone surgery on
their urinary tracts get such infections," the statement said,
adding that the king would be hospitalized "for a few days."


A figurehead monarch, the king assumed the throne in January 1991
upon the death of his father, King Olav V. Harald is the third king
of modern Norway and the first born in the country since 1370. "

Dennism 01-04-2004 07:21 AM

"Märtha Louise - kunglig vikarie

RYCKER IN Eftersom kronprins Haakon vill vara pappaledig, får
prinsessan Märtha Louise rycka in på tronen medan pappa Harald är
sjukskriven.


Norges kung Harald inlagd på sjukhus i går

Norges kung Harald lades
i går in på sjukhus i Oslo. Han har drabbats av en
urinvägsinfektion efter canceroperationen i december.
Kungens vikarie under sjukskrivningen blir prinsessan Märtha Louise.
Prinsessan får rivstart på sitt inhopp som vikarie. Hon hamnar i
en nyckelroll när det portugisiska presidentparet kommer på
statsbesök inom kort.
- Vi planerar ett statsbesök från Portugal perioden 3-5 februari,
säger norska utrikesdepartementets protokollchef till tidningen VG.

Pappaledig prins
Egentligen är det kronprinsen Haakon som är kungens
ställföreträdande, vid sjukdom eller annan bortavaro. Men
kronprinsparet kommer att vara nyblivna föräldrar när de portugisiska
gästerna anländer. Därför blir det Märtha Louise som får uppdraget.
Kronprinsessan Mette-Marit väntar barn i slutet av januari och
kronprins Haakon har bett om föräldraledighet, både före och efter
födseln.

Mår ganska bra
Enligt det norska kungahuset kommer den sjuke monarken att vara
inlagd på Rikshospitalet i Oslo några dagar framöver.
- Kungen har haft feber och känt sig dålig ett par dagar, säger
slottets informationschef, Wenche Rasch till VG.
Enligt uppgift mår monarken bra efter omständigheterna. Det är
relativt vanligt att infektioner uppstår efter ett ingrepp som den
operation Harald gjorde den 8 december mot cancer i urinblåsan."

liliawodna 01-07-2004 01:22 PM

Aftenposten

KING HARALD RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

King Harald of Norway left Rikshospitalet University Hospital on Wednesday. Doctors said that he has been treated for a urinary tract infection and is now recovered. The king underwent surgery on December 8 for bladder cancer and is currently on leave from official duties as he recovers.

The December operation, which resulted in the removal of the king&#39;s bladder, was judged a complete success. King Harald checked back into the hospital last Saturday for treatment for an infection.

The palace released news on their web site stating that the king would be having regular control checks at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in the future.

hrhcp 01-15-2004 03:36 PM

How&#39;s King Harald doing ??? :flower:

norwegianne 01-15-2004 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by King Christian@Jan 15th, 2004 - 3:36 pm
How&#39;s King Harald doing ??? :flower:
Well, he was checked out of hospital some time ago. And since I haven&#39;t seen or heard anything that would indicate anything but progress. In cases like this no news is good news. :innocent:

norwegianne 01-16-2004 04:11 AM

Queen Sonja told NRK yesterday that King Harald was getting better and likely would be back soon.

Alexandria 01-16-2004 01:29 PM

That is wonderful news to hear that King Harald is doing better. No doubt a new grandchild will boost his spirits, too&#33;

norwegianne 01-17-2004 03:00 PM

King Harald stopped smoking when he was told he had cancer. This makes all of the close Norwegian Royal family non-smokers. :flower: The King was the last one to quit. Apparently he&#39;d made a joke, when he was smoking the most: the time I will use my veto is when they try to make Norway a non-smoking country. As that law came in effect this January, making all work-places non-smoking (including clubs, restaurants and bars), and the King stopped smoking earlier, it can be assumed that the Royal veto was not used.

norwegianne 01-21-2004 01:54 PM

The King and Queen were interviewed today by NRK at Skaugum about the new baby. The king stated that he was progressing nicely, but had no comment to when he might be back in his duties.


He looked well, though.

norwegianne 02-22-2004 05:02 AM

No, they do bring the flags out for National holidays (the Royal family&#39;s birthday, Church holidays, historic holidays), but even if I thought of his birthday just that morning I had trouble imagining why... Besides we have a church holiday today, and I thought it was that I had missed. (I have trouble remembering all the church holidays.)

On another note: King in an interview with VG. https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=215841
"I was very scared"..

MIAMI BEACH (VG) It was a very afraid King Harald who lifted up the phone and called his doctor, an hour after he&#39;d discovered blood in his urine.

Av STIG TORE LAUGEN og MATTIS SANDBLAD (foto)


DINKY FLAG: - Is that the only flag we brought, Kjell? It&#39;s so dinky, said the 67- year old and laughed when Kjell Arne Myrann fastened the Norwegian flag, with the King&#39;s Monogram on the sailboat the "Fram-gang" has rented for the regatta.

-I never reacted in a panic manner, but I was very afraid when I called the doctor, King Harald told us from the harbour in Miami Beach yesterday afternoon local time.

-How long did it take before the King contacted a doctor?

- I waited for an hour before I called. Then the doctors took over, and I feared nothing. All I thought of was getting well again, is the King&#39;s answer to VG&#39;s question.

The contrast is big, from the day in November back in Oslo when he discovered the illness, to the hot afternoon sun in Florida. The king has just arrived in the harbour after having practised for several hours with the crew before thursday&#39;s regatta.

- I told the boys, when I was in the hospital, not to cancel this trip. And here we are. I didn&#39;t quite think I&#39;d get here myself, the 67 year old tells us.

-How did the King react when he was told he had cancer?

- I don&#39;t know if I grasped it, and thought this doesn&#39;t happen to me, he tells us and drags his left hand over his face.


Quit smoking.

The sweat comes. It is hot and the King is a bit tired after the sailing.

-I feel healthy, but I notice that I can&#39;t do as much as I did before, says the monarch and adds that it changes constantly.

- I&#39;ve had ups and downs, says King Harald, who claimed that he hasn&#39;t changed how he lives after the operation. Until he reminds himself that he&#39;s stopped smoking.

- Yes, I&#39;ve quit.

-How was it?

-Disappointingly easy, says the King and laughs.

After the large operation before Christmas he has mainly stayed at the Kongsseter, without doing anything else but taking it easy.

-It has been boring. But the fact that I&#39;m bored proves that I&#39;m getting better again. I hope so, at least, says the King, who&#39;re counting on being back from his sick leave after Easter.

-How does the King feel that the Crown Prince Regent has performed.

-Just so well I thought he would, the King states, and tells us that he hasn&#39;t given Crown Prince Haakon any special advice during his own sick-period.

- Not now, but I have done before. What I said, just now, is that I don&#39;t exist, but I&#39;m still here, the King says cryptically and smiles.

RENTED BOAT: When King Harald and his crew thursday participate in the regatta Acura SORC it happens in a rented Farr-sailboat.

Wants to be friends.

Even if he yesterday celebrated his 67th year, thus reaching the Norwegian age of retirement, King Harald has no plans of slowing down.

-I can&#39;t do it, it&#39;s either or. I&#39;ll be back full-time.

The relationship with his older sister, Princess Ragnhild, was brought out in the open.

King Harald says he hasn&#39;t seen the actual TV2-documentary, but tells us that he has read a bit about it in the papers.

- I have talked to her several times lately, and got a birthday present, tells the King.

- Have you talked about it?

- I hope we&#39;re friends. If not, we&#39;re certainly going to become it, says King Harald and acknowledges that this is a conflict he&#39;d rather not have.

- It is sad if it destroys the family enjoyment, but this can happen in most families, says the King, who a month ago became a grandfather, for the second time in under a year.

-It&#39;s very nice, says King Harald, who think he&#39;ll miss the two of them during the upcoming week in Miami

-I&#39;ll probably do that. But I saw them latest the day before yesterday, says the birthday boy.

THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT: To be well enough to celebrate his 67th birthday with the sailor boys in Miami, King Harald said yesterday was the best birthday present he could have got.

- We&#39;re going to play.

The clock has just struck 4 on Miami Beach and there are many hours left of the King&#39;s 67th birthday. He himself says that the best birthday present he could have got, was to get well enough to sail with the boys.

-It is more than good enough for a birthday present, says the King and adds that he doesn&#39;t know what the rest of the evening will bring.

- But I have the feeling that those boys over there have something in mind, says the King. He smiles and nods over to his crew who&#39;re cleaning up in the sailboat after today&#39;s sail

At the breakfast table the sailor-friends sang the birthday song and treated the King to cake.

- What is the goal for the regatta?

- To finish. We&#39;re going to play and have fun, answers the King on VG&#39;s question.

To play and have fun is something none of us begrudge the cancer-operated monarch at the moment.


(VG*22.02.04 kl. 08:1

norwegianne 02-22-2004 05:20 AM

https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/2004/02/22/391567.html Another version of the interview, with Dagbladet

Alexandria 02-22-2004 11:54 AM

Thanks for these articles norwegianne. It&#39;s interesting to hear about the King&#39;s account of how he discovered his illness and recovery. He looks so thin and gaunt in the pictures, however.

Dennism 02-22-2004 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by norwegianne@Feb 22nd, 2004 - 5:02 am
No, they do bring the flags out for National holidays (the Royal family&#39;s birthday, Church holidays, historic holidays), but even if I thought of his birthday just that morning I had trouble imagining why... Besides we have a church holiday today, and I thought it was that I had missed. (I have trouble remembering all the church holidays.)

On another note: King in an interview with VG. https://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=215841
"I was very scared"..

MIAMI BEACH (VG) It was a very afraid King Harald who lifted up the phone and called his doctor, an hour after he&#39;d discovered blood in his urine.

Av STIG TORE LAUGEN og MATTIS SANDBLAD (foto)


DINKY FLAG: - Is that the only flag we brought, Kjell? It&#39;s so dinky, said the 67- year old and laughed when Kjell Arne Myrann fastened the Norwegian flag, with the King&#39;s Monogram on the sailboat the "Fram-gang" has rented for the regatta.

-I never reacted in a panic manner, but I was very afraid when I called the doctor, King Harald told us from the harbour in Miami Beach yesterday afternoon local time.

-How long did it take before the King contacted a doctor?

- I waited for an hour before I called. Then the doctors took over, and I feared nothing. All I thought of was getting well again, is the King&#39;s answer to VG&#39;s question.

The contrast is big, from the day in November back in Oslo when he discovered the illness, to the hot afternoon sun in Florida. The king has just arrived in the harbour after having practised for several hours with the crew before thursday&#39;s regatta.

- I told the boys, when I was in the hospital, not to cancel this trip. And here we are. I didn&#39;t quite think I&#39;d get here myself, the 67 year old tells us.

-How did the King react when he was told he had cancer?

- I don&#39;t know if I grasped it, and thought this doesn&#39;t happen to me, he tells us and drags his left hand over his face.


Quit smoking.

The sweat comes. It is hot and the King is a bit tired after the sailing.

-I feel healthy, but I notice that I can&#39;t do as much as I did before, says the monarch and adds that it changes constantly.

- I&#39;ve had ups and downs, says King Harald, who claimed that he hasn&#39;t changed how he lives after the operation. Until he reminds himself that he&#39;s stopped smoking.

- Yes, I&#39;ve quit.

-How was it?

-Disappointingly easy, says the King and laughs.

After the large operation before Christmas he has mainly stayed at the Kongsseter, without doing anything else but taking it easy.

-It has been boring. But the fact that I&#39;m bored proves that I&#39;m getting better again. I hope so, at least, says the King, who&#39;re counting on being back from his sick leave after Easter.

-How does the King feel that the Crown Prince Regent has performed.

-Just so well I thought he would, the King states, and tells us that he hasn&#39;t given Crown Prince Haakon any special advice during his own sick-period.

- Not now, but I have done before. What I said, just now, is that I don&#39;t exist, but I&#39;m still here, the King says cryptically and smiles.

RENTED BOAT: When King Harald and his crew thursday participate in the regatta Acura SORC it happens in a rented Farr-sailboat.

Wants to be friends.

Even if he yesterday celebrated his 67th year, thus reaching the Norwegian age of retirement, King Harald has no plans of slowing down.

-I can&#39;t do it, it&#39;s either or. I&#39;ll be back full-time.

The relationship with his older sister, Princess Ragnhild, was brought out in the open.

King Harald says he hasn&#39;t seen the actual TV2-documentary, but tells us that he has read a bit about it in the papers.

- I have talked to her several times lately, and got a birthday present, tells the King.

- Have you talked about it?

- I hope we&#39;re friends. If not, we&#39;re certainly going to become it, says King Harald and acknowledges that this is a conflict he&#39;d rather not have.

- It is sad if it destroys the family enjoyment, but this can happen in most families, says the King, who a month ago became a grandfather, for the second time in under a year.

-It&#39;s very nice, says King Harald, who think he&#39;ll miss the two of them during the upcoming week in Miami

-I&#39;ll probably do that. But I saw them latest the day before yesterday, says the birthday boy.

THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT: To be well enough to celebrate his 67th birthday with the sailor boys in Miami, King Harald said yesterday was the best birthday present he could have got.

- We&#39;re going to play.

The clock has just struck 4 on Miami Beach and there are many hours left of the King&#39;s 67th birthday. He himself says that the best birthday present he could have got, was to get well enough to sail with the boys.

-It is more than good enough for a birthday present, says the King and adds that he doesn&#39;t know what the rest of the evening will bring.

- But I have the feeling that those boys over there have something in mind, says the King. He smiles and nods over to his crew who&#39;re cleaning up in the sailboat after today&#39;s sail

At the breakfast table the sailor-friends sang the birthday song and treated the King to cake.

- What is the goal for the regatta?

- To finish. We&#39;re going to play and have fun, answers the King on VG&#39;s question.

To play and have fun is something none of us begrudge the cancer-operated monarch at the moment.


(VG 22.02.04 kl. 08:1

Okay. Cool. Thanks for the articles too.

norwegianne 04-13-2004 07:13 AM

Today King Harald was certified well enough to take up again his constitutional duties, reports the Palace. That means that the Crown Prince has now been relieved of the extra duties usually falling on the monarch. :flower:

H.M. Margrethe 04-13-2004 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by norwegianne@Apr 13th, 2004 - 6:13 am
Today King Harald was certified well enough to take up again his constitutional duties, reports the Palace. That means that the Crown Prince has now been relieved of the extra duties usually falling on the monarch. :flower:
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

Alexandria 04-13-2004 08:58 AM

That is great that the King is feeling well enough again. I guess that Easter trip was a big help, too. He certainly looked better from the pictures I saw; still quite thin, but with some colour back in him again.

royal_sophietje 04-13-2004 01:48 PM

Three cheers to the King&#33;&#33;&#33; Hopefully he will recover completely&#33;&#33;&#33;

Karena 04-15-2004 09:18 PM

It&#39;s excellent to know that he is feeling better&#33; :clap:


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