Came into hospital last Tuesday for muscle invasive bladder cancer. Ive had my bladder removed, and now a proud owned of a new Neo Bladder.
Went into surgery at 8am, next thing i new it was 4.30pm, never known a day to go so quick lol.
I came out of recovery and straight onto a ward. Well the staff are amazing. Had visits from the consultant, anaesthetist, and staff that was in Theatre. They all said surgery went really well.
The next day (Wed), Consultant and nurses could not get over how well i looked.
As the day went on started to feel really tired and tender.
I now have 4 temporary bags coming out of my neo bladder. They are a Stent bag to keep kidneys clear. A drain Bag. A Super Pelvic bag, and a Urethral bag, the last 2 i am flushing myself every 4 hours, to flush out mucas. These bags will be removed when my Neo is working ok.
Its Saturday now, feeling pretty good, but sore.
Am looking forward to next Tue or Wed to go home.
I know im in for a long haul to total recovery, and to get the all clear, with a positive mind.
I Will keep this post updated.