I'm twelve years with a neo bladder. I recently caught up to one of the surgeons who oversaw my initial surgery. He remarked that he rarely sees anyone with my type of surgery because he's had to reverse so many over renal function, that is. it's too hard on the kidneys. My blood labs look ok, but should it go south, I'd be looking at dialysis--just shoot me. Based on his warning and that I'm still incontinent at night, I'm wondering if moving "my plumbing" to stoma might be a better option. I'd keep the neobladder of course.
Has anyone taken this route? Thoughts? Problems with neo-bladder and stoma?
Bladder cancer diagnosed Mar, 2010.
Robotic assisted laproscopic cystoprostatectomy with Studer neo-bladder, 2010.