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Unread 12-09-2004, 05:55 AM
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I haven't had my surgery yet, as I was recently diagnosed. I already have some problems with a leaky bladder so I thought I would mention this to the doctor and ask for some help with this. I read the posts on the Bladder board and it seems like people have a lot of problems with bladder slings and other surgeries in relation to their hysters. I want to get this cancer out of me and recover quickly. I feel confused about this.
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Unread 12-09-2004, 06:11 AM
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I read your post and understand your concerns. I don't have any bladder problems regarding my surgery, but I do know about the anxiety of decision making when it comes to your health. I have come to the rational that things going on in your body are sometimes out of your control. I have learned to keep your faith strong, and trust the doctors recommendations. My hysterectomy was not something I just woke up one day and said, Gee I am gonna get one of those today! It was out of my control and it may have saved my life. You mentioned cancer, I went in for fibroids, and during surgery they found a growth on my ovary that they believe to be cancerous. This surprised everyone including the doctor. I am getting all necessary testing to determine what it was, as they removed it (all hopefully) and what I have to do. If I did not go for the hysterectomy, giving in to the anxiety of having surgery or taking a wait and see approach, it may have been the worst thing I could have done. You have to follow what you feel deep down and do what is right for you. Reading everything and investigating things is good in a way, but it can also give you needless worry.
I hope all turns out well for you and you will be in my prayers.
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Unread 12-09-2004, 07:32 AM
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Hi Danaka, i understand your fears if surgery and when cancer is involved the fear is much worse. It is important to temeber that those who post on bladder matters are specifically those who are having bladder problems. I knew my surgetry woulkd put me into instant menopause and that I couldn't take hormones because of the cancer and when I read the posts of people having severe menopausal pronlems thought I was in for a bad time, but other than occasional hot flashes, I had no problem adjusting at all.
The vast majority do not have lasting bladder problems after surgery and sometimes the surgery can actually fix bladder problems. It is goofd that you told the Dr, about the leaking bladder because maybe they can fix it for you.
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Unread 12-09-2004, 07:36 AM
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When I had my exploratory surgery in June, I was scheduled to have a bladder suspension at the same time to help with a leaking bladder. But, because the tumor was near my bladder, the urogynecologist would not do the repair. He did not recommend cutting into my bladder while there was cancer cells present "in the area".

I was very disappointed, but it is something that I will just have to live with!

You might consider having a consultation with a urogynecologist.


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