Hi newbladder...so glad you are feeling better.....I also lost 25 lbs i really couldn't afford to lose and it actually took me about a year to regain 20 of it but i admit i had a lot of fun with hot fudge sundae's and Starbucks 6 pump mocha's..thats gotta be 2000 calories.........Pat
I lost 51 pounds but needed to loose 30, one thing that helped me was my favorite ice cream. When I had no desire to eat food I did enjoy a bowl of ice cream which gave me energy and helped a little to keep all of my weight from falling off. The leakage will continue to get better, I am 18 weeks post surgery and I will leak at night if I sleep more than 5 hours without going or if I sneeze unexpectly during the day. Keep your head up you are down hill from here!
Today is 4 weeks since my surgery & I am doing quite well. Getting used to programmed peeing.I am feeling stronger with each day & looking forward to some normality in my life. Still leaking, more so when I get tired & at night. I am eating more & seem to have regained my appetite although have not gained any weight. I have lost almost 25LBS since surgery & did not have much to lose! any advice on diet would be appreciated,
Thanks for all your support.
Thanks for asking. I took a week off to go to Vegas, Just me got tired of watching the snow melt. Had a great time. I set a timer for 4 hours then back to bed no pads or leaks in a month now. I almost always wake up without the alarm. Geting up once a night is a cake walk compared to before RC. ;)Don
I am 17 weeks post-surgery and I still have the same problems as you with the bowel and leakage! If I have not gone to pee in a few hours and sneeze or pass gas I will leak a little but the pad I wear catches it. My bigger problem is at night when I am tired I will sleep for 6 hours and have wet myself pretty bad, so if I know this could happen I put on the old Depends and sleep like a baby.
I hope you are doing well as I have heard from you in a couple of weeks.
Thats great newbladder that you have a good team at home. The team at Memorial is awesome. Make sure you get up and move around in the plane on the trip home...wiggle your toes and such..keep that circulation going in the legs.....Pat