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11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago #25582 by mmc
I think we can rule out the meconium also. :D

Mine is exactly at the point where it is stapled together from when they removed the segment for my neobladder.

I've got a small (doesn't hurt in the least little bit) hernia where my naval used to be.

The pain is very specific to that exact spot.

Hope I am done with it!

Mike

PS: No adhesions were seen.

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago #25579 by Patricia
Wow..lots of causes for ileus
ileus /il·e·us/ (il´e-us) intestinal obstruction.

adynamic ileus that due to inhibition of bowel motility.
dynamic ileus , hyperdynamic ileus spastic i.
mechanical ileus that due to mechanical causes, such as hernia, adhesions, volvulus, etc.
meconium ileus ileus in the newborn due to blocking of the bowel with thick meconium.
occlusive ileus mechanical i.
paralytic ileus , ileus paraly´ticus adynamic i.
spastic ileus mechanical ileus due to persistent contracture of a bowel segment.
ileus subpar´ta that due to pressure of the gravid uterus on the pelvic colon.
I'm pretty sure yours is not due to pressure of the gravid uterus:side:
No adhesions right? Just wondered if they could see those with a 3 D CT?
Mine happened 9 days after my initial cystectomy.....but it was the first case they had ever seen where a part of my small intestine got caught under one of my ureters!..that was a first for The Cleveland Clinic or so they said. That was a lot of fun!!!!!!!!Pat

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11 years 1 month ago #25576 by mmc
Thanks! My uro said if it happens again he's going to speak to a general surgeon about options. I'm hoping I am done with it.

What happens during the blockage is that the intestine on the blocked side gets stretched out, which seems like it could cause the problem to recur unless it clears fairly fast. That's what was seen on the CT scan and xray.

I'm also chewing more....

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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11 years 1 month ago #25575 by kcnorthstar
Mike,

I know a guy who had a neobladder about the same time I did. He had problems with several intestinal blockages 6 to 8 months after his surgery. That was almost 3 years ago and he has never had a problem since then. It takes time for your body to completely heal from such major surgery. I'd bet those problems are now in your past.

KC

Age 59
DX Jan 2006 - T1B G3
RC - Neobladder June 2006

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11 years 1 month ago #25405 by Melodie
Mike,

Forgot to mention this idea...do you take fish oil daily? I was in the hospital about 15 months back for a blockage...lucky for me it cleared itself up. Anyway, I take fish oil, omega-3, 1200 mg. daily...sometimes twice a day depending on what I have eaten...does a great job of keeping the ole bowels working smoothly and on a regular routine. When I fail to take the daily capsule, I notice the daily exit doesn't happen, :( so I've made it a part of my daily diet. Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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11 years 1 month ago #25403 by Patricia
Glad to hear you're all on the mend.
One of the things we did with my sister in law when she had a brain aneurysm and repair is we brought in a pad and pencil for her to write when she had all the tubes in. Thankfully she was able to do that. She had some early problems with short term memory but that only lasted for a short while.
Pat

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