A quick follow-up. First, thank you for your responses. My surgery was mid-March, right when COVID hit.
Bladder and prostate removed, neo-bladder installed. Right after surgery, I did wonder if I made the right choice. But, within a few weeks, all the tubes were gone, staples removed, and getting accustomed to timing when I had to go vs feeling when I had to go became routine.
Everything has healed, for which I am grateful. I go every 3 hours daytime and set the alarm for every 4.5 hours at night. A bit afraid to go longer than that. I just returned home this morning from round trip cross-country flights and hotel living for a week. Feeling fine! I’m back on the bowling league/team and at work.
All that to hopefully be an encouragement to others who may be at the beginning of all of this. Next week I get my 6-month follow-up with more labs and appointments but feeling good!
Thank you for letting me share. Only one question: will I ever have sex again? I’m hoping it’s just a nerve thing from surgery and will recover over time. I’d hate to think it’s all over (LoL).