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Radical Cystectomy and Neo Bladder Update.

Well, it was a week ago today since my surgery.

I'm still in hospital, but feeling pretty good. The pains and soreness are subsiding, and walking around the ward at a gentle pace.

The doctors are visiting daily and checking my 4 bags for outputs.

The only draw back ive had was yesterday. One of the tubes coming out from my side (the Drain) snagged, and broke the stich, so unfortunatly i had a day and night of leakages, so was wet in parts for over 24 hours Grrrrrrr, but the nursing staff are amazing.

At this early stage, i would recommend, this surgery, and i will keep this post updated.

Keeping Positive : )

Regards Gareth

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Praying for you that you have good news.

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Thank you ,,,, i am positive !

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Very encouraging post!

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Wishing you well Gareth keep positive

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So good to hear you doing as well as can be expected ...I ended up with 2 bags ...one for drain as it kept leaking ...just take each day as it comes... thinking of you

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Thank you Rossi.

ive had a little set back. i would have been going home yesterday or today, but had problems with my drain. The stich holding it in place broke, so it may have become dislodged inside, so it may be leaking inside, so am waiting for a scan today, so thats put a hold on the stents from my kidneys coming out.

But other than that all is good.

Keeping positive, keeping happy, with good company on the ward : ))

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plenty of rest thats a big opp you have had my husband had bladder and prostate removed in 2014

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Yes 9 hours of surgery, 2 weeks on still in hospital, feeling pretty good, and positive. Hope to be home on Monday : ))

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all the best lots of different stoma bags to try till you find the right one for you

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Hi brimas

i wont be having a stoma bag, because ive got a neo bladder reconstruction. They have taken part of my bowl and reconstructed a new bladder.

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Staying positive is a great healer and is complemented by the dedicated medical team that are caring for you. Hope you continue with a full recovery and leave hospital soon. Praying for you.

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