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Unread 06-17-2003, 05:59 AM

Hello Everyone

I am new to this site and would like to say thanks for all of the support. During my LAVH w/BSO on May 20, 2003 my Doctor's assistant tore my bladder with the retractor. They told me it was a large tear and it took them an additional four hours to fix it. I am a vegetarian and the Doctor told my family it was my fault because I obviously did not eat enough protein. Within 24 hours of the surgery they sent me home with a cath. The next day I ended up in the emergency room, my doctor wasn't in, with blood in my urine (yet another co-pay). They told me it was because I had been vomiting the night before and put stress on the stitches. My doctor took the cath out in just a week. She said most urologists leave it in for 2 but she thought it would be ok to take it out now since the bladder heals so quickly. She told me to not let my bladder get full for the next 10 to 12 months. I have spasms and frequent urge to go but no leakage. After reading all of the posts on fistula I am now wondering if I should go see a urologist just to be on the safe side! I also have not found any information that states a vegetarian diet would put you at risk. My protein levels on my blood work are in the normal range. I checked after I got home.
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Unread 06-17-2003, 09:45 AM

Dear Carey,

I am a fistula sister AND a vegetarian too. How DARE they say it happened because you choose NOT to eat animals. Boy I thought I heard it all about vegetarian but saying your bladder got torn because you are a vegetarian is rediculous.

If I were you I'd get a second opinion with a urologist. I had to stay cath'd in two places for 4 weeks after my repair surgery....the uro didn't want ANY pressure on my bladder so it could heal....

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