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Fishtown Boy's Avatar
Today 07:57
RE: My husband is having much pain- others? Hello Jannie, I am very sorry to hear about Mick. When I discovered I had something wrong,there was Blood in Urine,first. Then PAIN,discomfort. Dr. gave me antibiotics it subsided a bit,then pain came back. Took a almost month to figure out it was...
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Jay
Yesterday 20:25
A little off topic-Insurance Thank Sara Anne: Will do. Guess I'll have to read more fine print than I'm used to in order to find the correct ones. Appreciate the advice once again! Jay
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Yesterday 13:45
Anyone else experience this? Hi Sorry to welcome you here. Your complaint is super common. It seems as if anytime you do anything with your bladder(even a cysto)it upsets the apple cart and you "just have to go" Now I am not a Dr but I think in layman's terms that it causes the...
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Yesterday 12:31
Newly diagnosed and confused!! Sandy, I'm sorry for your troubles. Seems like you've had a lot done in your 3 years. I know what you mean about finding out what you have. This is primarily a man's disease, I thought, as well as those who smoke. I never smoked but did live in a house...
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Yesterday 11:33
Never EVER give up! Thanks for the kind words CatherineH! It has been a while(since being diagnosed) and I have had ups and some downs for sure. I had my Bladder removed in November of 2009. It hasn't been easy but I have gotten used to the ostomy(somewhat). I recently had a...
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Yesterday 11:24
Bulge around Stoma Yes it is possible to have a hernia around stoma. I just had(Jan 9,15) stoma revision and hernia surgery. I am still in recovery mode.
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23 Jan 2015 18:43
Clotting and how much can a bladder take….. A radical cystectomy is the removal of the bladder. It is relatively serious surgery and there is a long recovery time, but if the cancer is caught before it has spread it is a real cure. But it is not something that anyone really WANTS to do. Since...
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