Bladder and prostate cancer, and neobladder reconstruction
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
It has been 8 weeks since my bladder and prostate removal, and I feel great (100 percent).
At 4 weeks out back to work at 6 weeks out back at the gym and snow shoeing.
I opted for the neo-bladder and it was absolutely the right choice for me.
No ostomy, or internal pouch, just a 4 inch scar below my belly button.
No pain or pain killers, just discomfort and inconvenience (IVs, catheter, relearning continence).
To pee I just release like before, flex my abs and out comes a nice urine flow.
I have great daytime urinary control (wear pad in underwear to be sure) am working on night time control (wear larger pad).
Bottom line, cancer is gone and I’m living the new normal.
Life is good!