Help - Neobladder v. Bag

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Help - Neobladder v. Bag

by Preschool on Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:00 AM

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My dad needs to have his bladder removed for a T2 bladder tumor. He is 71 years old. We are trying to get some information as to whether he should opt for the neobladder or bag. We know that neobladder surgery takes longer and is more involved than the bag would be. Does anyone know where I can get some good, reliable advice? His urologist said that it is a personal decision, but we would like to collect more information so that we can make an informed decision. Any advice or guidance?

my Dad Too

by Heart on Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:00 AM

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My dad just had a neo-bladder put in. His sugery took over seven hours which is long and perhaps caused him to develop an abscess one week post op. For my dad the bad was not an option. He was totally aginst it and it was his decision. The longer the sugery the more risly but our doctor told us that he does three a week and the complication rate is low. We were one of the unlucky ones. Dad is still now eight weeks out very tired. The sugery itself wasnt nearly as abd as you would think. All but dad wer up walking the next day and looked great. Since he was hospitalized for two weeks, we met three others who went through the same operation with great sucess. Hope this helps! Deb

Neo Bladder

by Cheddar2221 on Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM

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I haven't talked to you for a few months. How is your dad doing now? I wish I could get your email but thats the rule here, they won't give it out. My husband is still having problems after 10 months. His cat scan that was taken on Oct 2005 showed something in front of the bladder and he his left kidney is not emptying all of the way. They have put him on medicine that he takes everyday for urinary track infections. He won't go back to the dr because I know he thinks the cancer is back. He had gained 30 of the 50 pounds that he lost back but is starting to lose again. The drs are concerned and want to do another cysto on him but I just don't know if I can get him there to do it. He said he just wants to live his life out the way he wants to. I sure wish there was a way that I could get your email address. Please let me know how your dad is doing

Dads Having Trouble Also..

by Heart on Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi, dad is still having trouble. His latest is a blocked ureter as well. His was on the right side and do to scar tissue. They put a tube in his back with a stent into his kidney and laser cut through the stricture. in his case this worked so far, but they will check it in four weeks when they remove the tube. Remind me, what was your husbands cancer grade and stage. Was it found in any other areas? Dad was grade 3 and also prostate cancer. Both were thought and hopefully were contained without any other cancer in the urter or urthera or nodes. He has had the abcess, clot and now this. Hes trying hard to keep his spirits up but as you know its hard. I thought things were better for you guys! He had his sugery in Springfield? What other complications did he experience again? We are hoping and prying that after the tubes are removes he will FINALLY start to feel better and recover. He has had one thing after another and it seems most dont even have one complication and we have had three. We are hoping this is not a precursor to his future. He had a 90% ten year survial but after all these procesures and complications who knows. ANy other sugery can cause a domino effect. We cant figure out what is going on! BBest to you and your husband. Have a HEALTHY New Year. DEb
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