4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago#50005by Alan
As most of us say, welcome and glad you found us just sorry for the reason to join!
There are several that have had different diversions. As I have not had to have one and I am a male I wouldn't begin to guess your needs. Many have bookmarked a great site describing the basic types with many pros and cons: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_and_procedures/hic_Urinary_Reconstruction_and_Diversion
Ask away and someone will see this.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
I am an active 61 year old woman diagnosed with invasive, high-grade bladder cancer. I have had 4 rounds of Cisplatin and Gemzar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and am in remission.
My oncologist suggested that I join this community.
Now it is time for plucking the bladder! I have read hundreds of posts on this forum. (THANK GOODNESS this forum family is so generous with their experiences.)
The neo is very appealing, but as I understand it, women tend to develop a prolapsed bladder especially if they have had their "equipment" removed. Any women out there who can share what they know about the LATEST REAL story of the neo bladder and what it takes to learn to use it without prolapsing?