Hello Swag... I'm sorry about your diagnosis that brought you here but welcome to this site. As a female fairly new here myself, I can't speak to what you can expect after your surgery, but just wanted to say hello. As you have already found out, there is a wealth of info here. Best of luck with your surgery. There are some real success stories here and I hope you find them encouraging as you start on this journey. Some of these amazing people will be addressing your questions soon.
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer last week. Surgery to remove bladder and prostate scheduled for this week . All things going well i will have a neo bladder. I am 48yr male and reasonably fit . I am a firefighter in Australia and came across this website by luck. It is fantastic to read other peoples experience . I would like to know when exercise can be resumed post operation and hear some personal accounts regarding this matter if possible . Is it at all likely i could resume active work following surgery? (all things going well)Has anyone returned to physical employment and what can be expected? Thanks in advance