I am new to this forum and hoping some of you can provide me with a little reassurance.
My husband, Mike, aged 60 was diagnosed with a highly aggressive bladder cancer in January. They just did a RC and gave him a neobladder on Feb. 29 here in Canada. According to everyone here, we got the best doctor possible. He was trained at the Mayo Clinic and I figure they usually take the smart guys at the Mayo so we are in good hands.
The doc told us the surgery went very well and the fact that Mike was in good health otherwise made him a great candidate.
He is still in hospital and my question to you is about the nausea. He has not really been able to eat much of anything since the surgery. He is nauseated at the smell of any food and he says that nothing tastes "right". did any of you experience this? I'm worried because he obviously is losing weight and doesn't have much strength to go for his walks. He is managing to do at least one round of the floor he is on but that's about it.
Also, how long were you on pain meds? I am sure that is what is causing the nausea but they have changed his meds a bunch of times and nothing seems to make it better. they keep giving him anti-nausea stuff but to no avail.
Thanks Mark for the quick response. I will wait and see what the RC/neobladder folks have to say. He has been given anti-nausea meds, halidol, zofran and even good ole gravol but nothing seems to work.
That's why I am hoping we can get his pains meds down and hopefully his appetite back. He used to have a big appetite.
At least the bonus gift is that the Dr. said his surgery was a text book surgery and went exactly as he had hoped. |Now we will hope that the "hockey puck" sized tumor that was in the bladder and was not typical according to the doc, along with the prostate and lymph nodes will all come back ok.