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Bladder removal surgery

1 year 9 months ago #57284 by sara.anne
Ange, I believe that Cynthia posted a reply to your question for you a couple of days ago. In case you missed it, I copied it for you:

I have known people with all diversions and the answer is yes. I have an Indiana Pouch and I take a bath daily and we have a pool. And a Neo Bladder will also allow for both. With a llead conduit it will mean finding a swim suit that works and working with your stoma nurse. Your health care team will let you know when after surgery you can go into both the bath and pool. I would urge you to make a list of questions like this to take to your doctor this is the time to ask these questions. Hope this helps.
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1 year 9 months ago #57281 by Ange
In June I will have bladder removal,surgery, hysterectomy, lymph nodes removal. The bladder cancer, they did remove all tumors in bladder, but we're high grade, aggressive, went through lining but not muscle. Any suggestions on what to expect after the surgery? I have chosen the Ilead conduit bag . Can I ever have myself in bathe without bag? How long will I feel bad , how long before I can swim?

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