My dad has a mass on bladder and kidney not functioning

Posted by formydad @formydad, Wed, Apr 24 9:43pm

He is getting surgery tomorrow to remove mass have no idea if cancerous- assuming they will send off – doc said removal may”jump start his kidney which he was unaware is not functioning.. he had prostate cancer and has brach treatment i believe – that cancers gone but i have been reading that having had radiation for it may lead to bladder cancer – anyone experience this?

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@formydad You might want to follow the discussion on https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ostomy-adapting-to-life-after-colostomy-ileostomy-or-urostomy/. Your dad will most probably have a urostomy or ileostomy after surgery. They will get lots of education while in the hospital. Join them when you can and keep asking questions from members on Connect. How are you feeling right now?

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Feeling ok- just waiting for next step in the process – thanks ill pass this on and check it out myself thanks!

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@formydad

He has Been ok he’s had lots of nausea but took pill for it – but then he cant sleep cause pill causes insomnia so he’s making decisions between sleep n nausea. He has something on his face dry spot or something by his eye he asked chemo doc he said oh prob something from chemo😳 – but never said what it was… my moms been putting lotion on it… i asked how his apt went today but never heard back form mom or dad. I know sure theres a lot to consider either way. My mom struggles with him not telling her things like how hes feeling but they work through it- she finally said please just tell me if you need anything because i am asking you too much i know 🙁

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@formydad I hope all has been going well for your dad (and you and your mother). Has you Dad been tolerating the chemotherapy ok? I know the surgery is coming up (or already happened), so how is everyone doing? Anything you want members to help you with. Tell your dad that we’re all giving cyber hugs!

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He’s doing ok- now- he had finished with chemo on the 19th- of September about a week ago he wasn't feeling well when he went to see chemo doc for an apt- but he didn't listen to his lungs or x ray him- he woke up one morning with his arm swollen- ? Didn't know why- went to er after sitting there from ten-am to- like 6 pm they diagnosed him with pneumonia he was in the hospital for two days – never did get an answer for swollen arm..then went home with antibiotics and is feeling better just this week he had a test to prepare for the surgery and they also i think showed them options on what appliance he could have ect. My mom was with him- i told them to record on their phone so they could refer back to any info that may have overwhelmed but they forgot 😊but he still has a rattle in his chest so he is not sure as of yet if they will postpone or not. Thanks for thinking of them! I send everything on to them info wise- i’d like to make a book up for them to refer to somehow-but im sure hospital will do something at least id hope they would. So we wait 🙂 thanks again! I will pass on the cyber hugs FOR sure! ❤️

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@formydad

He’s doing ok- now- he had finished with chemo on the 19th- of September about a week ago he wasn't feeling well when he went to see chemo doc for an apt- but he didn't listen to his lungs or x ray him- he woke up one morning with his arm swollen- ? Didn't know why- went to er after sitting there from ten-am to- like 6 pm they diagnosed him with pneumonia he was in the hospital for two days – never did get an answer for swollen arm..then went home with antibiotics and is feeling better just this week he had a test to prepare for the surgery and they also i think showed them options on what appliance he could have ect. My mom was with him- i told them to record on their phone so they could refer back to any info that may have overwhelmed but they forgot 😊but he still has a rattle in his chest so he is not sure as of yet if they will postpone or not. Thanks for thinking of them! I send everything on to them info wise- i’d like to make a book up for them to refer to somehow-but im sure hospital will do something at least id hope they would. So we wait 🙂 thanks again! I will pass on the cyber hugs FOR sure! ❤️

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Well surgery moved to nov19 – for dad due to a bout with pneumonia the anesthesiologist was not comfortable wanted to wait… hope that doesnt effect anything

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@formydad

Well surgery moved to nov19 – for dad due to a bout with pneumonia the anesthesiologist was not comfortable wanted to wait… hope that doesnt effect anything

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@formydad That’s tough that they had to postpone the surgery. But it gives your dad a chance to get over the pneumonia . The anesthesiologist was right to postpone. You dad can use this time to get a little stronger! Please let me know how he’s doing in the coming days

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@becsbuddy

@formydad That’s tough that they had to postpone the surgery. But it gives your dad a chance to get over the pneumonia . The anesthesiologist was right to postpone. You dad can use this time to get a little stronger! Please let me know how he’s doing in the coming days

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Will do! So far – he’s good 🙂

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@becsbuddy

@formydad I hope all has been going well for your dad (and you and your mother). Has you Dad been tolerating the chemotherapy ok? I know the surgery is coming up (or already happened), so how is everyone doing? Anything you want members to help you with. Tell your dad that we’re all giving cyber hugs!

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What complications are possible in bladder cystoscope ? Infections. Perforations?

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@tdrohan

What complications are possible in bladder cystoscope ? Infections. Perforations?

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@tdrohan, I had a cystoscopy 8 years ago. It was performed by a urologist, and I did not have any complications afterward. I don't remember undergoing the procedure at all, so I have located some information in Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information>Tests & Procedures. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cystoscopy/about/pac-20393694
Hope all goes smoothly for you.

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@tdrohan

What complications are possible in bladder cystoscope ? Infections. Perforations?

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@tdrohan, you may be interested in my long experience with cystoscopy. I have had regular cystoscope exams for nearly 10 years after removal of several papillary tumors from the lining of my bladder. The tumors were discovered during a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure, which is an expansion of cystoscopy, adding a tool to snip off prostate tissue to permit its removal through the urethra. In all of that — including more than 20 cystoscope exams over the years — I had had no repercussions other than minor temporary pain as the 'scope passes through the valve into the bladder. Infections are prevented with 1) germicide application to the external opening in the urethra and with 2) a good antibiotic taken before the procedure begins. I was told at the outset that perforations almost never happen, and when they do, it results from an unexpected kink in the urethra, which is extremely rare. Martin

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@predictable

@tdrohan, you may be interested in my long experience with cystoscopy. I have had regular cystoscope exams for nearly 10 years after removal of several papillary tumors from the lining of my bladder. The tumors were discovered during a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure, which is an expansion of cystoscopy, adding a tool to snip off prostate tissue to permit its removal through the urethra. In all of that — including more than 20 cystoscope exams over the years — I had had no repercussions other than minor temporary pain as the 'scope passes through the valve into the bladder. Infections are prevented with 1) germicide application to the external opening in the urethra and with 2) a good antibiotic taken before the procedure begins. I was told at the outset that perforations almost never happen, and when they do, it results from an unexpected kink in the urethra, which is extremely rare. Martin

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Thanks for details. Blessings tdrohan

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My Dad got to recovery- about 5pm was in surgery from 12-to 430 -🥺 had two blood transfusions the wall of his bladder had a mass size of his fist through it and everything was plastered together on that side of his body lots of scar tissue from a prior hernia surgery and the kidney removal- it was also plastered to the colon so he cut it all out along with the bladder and anything that looked like something that didnt belong-they did not have to cut any of the intestine for a urine tube – they just used the tube from his kidney straight out- which will hugely cut down on recovery time- 😊The docs will be following up week – 2 weeks 3 months will do scans to see if any recurrence. 😳
So very thankful and Praising God for the doctors and keeping my dad through his surgery continuing to trust Him for his recovery!
Thank you for praying for him and please keep his recovery in your prayers! I was excited to read about the stealth belt- seems like a terrific option for my Dad or anyone! I sent info to him and i told him my sisiter and i would like to go in and get some for him – ill have to have him give measurements and see which appliance for the hole in back but i was grateful to find this on this site so helpful! As usual!!

Any advice on recovery im all ears!

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@formydad

My Dad got to recovery- about 5pm was in surgery from 12-to 430 -🥺 had two blood transfusions the wall of his bladder had a mass size of his fist through it and everything was plastered together on that side of his body lots of scar tissue from a prior hernia surgery and the kidney removal- it was also plastered to the colon so he cut it all out along with the bladder and anything that looked like something that didnt belong-they did not have to cut any of the intestine for a urine tube – they just used the tube from his kidney straight out- which will hugely cut down on recovery time- 😊The docs will be following up week – 2 weeks 3 months will do scans to see if any recurrence. 😳
So very thankful and Praising God for the doctors and keeping my dad through his surgery continuing to trust Him for his recovery!
Thank you for praying for him and please keep his recovery in your prayers! I was excited to read about the stealth belt- seems like a terrific option for my Dad or anyone! I sent info to him and i told him my sisiter and i would like to go in and get some for him – ill have to have him give measurements and see which appliance for the hole in back but i was grateful to find this on this site so helpful! As usual!!

Any advice on recovery im all ears!

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@formydad So glad to hear you and your dad and rest of family made it through the surgery! I was wondering all day yesterday. The best advice I can give for recovery is to listen to the drs and follow their suggestions. They know your dad's case and what will be best for him. There may be others here who have a more personal experience with this type of surgery and can add something. We will continue to pull for everyone, and look forward to the progress reports you post!
Ginger

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@formydad

My Dad got to recovery- about 5pm was in surgery from 12-to 430 -🥺 had two blood transfusions the wall of his bladder had a mass size of his fist through it and everything was plastered together on that side of his body lots of scar tissue from a prior hernia surgery and the kidney removal- it was also plastered to the colon so he cut it all out along with the bladder and anything that looked like something that didnt belong-they did not have to cut any of the intestine for a urine tube – they just used the tube from his kidney straight out- which will hugely cut down on recovery time- 😊The docs will be following up week – 2 weeks 3 months will do scans to see if any recurrence. 😳
So very thankful and Praising God for the doctors and keeping my dad through his surgery continuing to trust Him for his recovery!
Thank you for praying for him and please keep his recovery in your prayers! I was excited to read about the stealth belt- seems like a terrific option for my Dad or anyone! I sent info to him and i told him my sisiter and i would like to go in and get some for him – ill have to have him give measurements and see which appliance for the hole in back but i was grateful to find this on this site so helpful! As usual!!

Any advice on recovery im all ears!

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@formydad I am so glad everything went so well! You and your mom must be totally exhausted! As for recovery, it just takes time. Steps around the house, then walks around the block. And taking strong, deep breaths to prevent pneumonia! Was your dad sent home with an inspirometer (plastic breathing machine)? He should use it every hour. He will also probably have home health nurses from the hospital for awhile. They are really great and can answer specific questions your mom might have. I think everything will go well, especially with you keeping watch! Will you keep us informed of the progress? Becky

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@becsbuddy

@formydad I am so glad everything went so well! You and your mom must be totally exhausted! As for recovery, it just takes time. Steps around the house, then walks around the block. And taking strong, deep breaths to prevent pneumonia! Was your dad sent home with an inspirometer (plastic breathing machine)? He should use it every hour. He will also probably have home health nurses from the hospital for awhile. They are really great and can answer specific questions your mom might have. I think everything will go well, especially with you keeping watch! Will you keep us informed of the progress? Becky

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Yeah it was scary that it took 4 1/3 hours and there was a tumor we werent expecting but hes doing so well… hope it keeps up! He is still in hospital todays day one after -but he feels 100% better this time after surgery than he did when he got his kidney out- he also has the epidural but hes been up walking four times up and down hall – he is at different hospital with a different team of doctors. He is using the breathing machine..here every hour. Ill keep ya up! Thanks!

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