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VVF successfully repaired the first time. VVF successfully repaired the first time.

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Unread 12-06-2005, 01:50 PM
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This is a situation none of us would of wanted to face. But reality hit us with the less than 1% chance of having a fistula. I started leaking 2 weeks after my tvh. To me this sent me in a downward spiral of depression. But there was light at the end of the tunnel. I had my vvf repair Sept 26 and I am still dry. I thank my urologist at every visit. I spent 3 days in the hospital and 2 1/2 weeks with a suprapubic catheter. This had to be the worst situation but all bad things come to an end and I am glad it is over. If you are experiencing a vvf I have sympathy for you and wish you the best of luck. Ask lots of questions and find out how many of the repair that they have done. GOOD LUCK!
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Unread 12-06-2005, 02:05 PM
VVF successfully repaired the first time.

Congratulations on your successful fistula repair! As one who had a punctured colon during my hyst which required a temporary colostomy (I had it 7 weeks, then another surgery to close it), I can totally relate to your unexpected complication.

So glad to hear that you are "on the dry side."
Unread 12-06-2005, 10:16 PM
VVF successfully repaired the first time.

Were you instructed to gradually stretch your bladder out after your repair? My cath was taken out 19 days after my first repair/TAH and the dr said I was good to go. I went and drank 4 large sodas and started leaking right away. I think thats what the problem was.
I am glad to hear your are dry and I do understand the depression. Hugs to all of you.
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Unread 12-08-2005, 07:26 PM
VVF successfully repaired the first time.


So glad your repair is working! Long may you live in the Land of the Dry!


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Unread 12-08-2005, 09:29 PM
Smile - VVF successfully repaired the first time. VVF successfully repaired the first time.

I guess all we really can do is educate ourselves, consult with our docs, take control of our own recoveries, Thanking God for every dry day!

I realize this, but that horrid day when you realize it has failed...... I don't know how I will handle that day, but I NEED to stop obsessing about it, I know. My stints are coming out tomorrow , I am hoping that I will feel like getting up and moving more, keeping in mind, no lifting. I would like to walk around shopping for more than 1/2 hour, even if I can't afford to buy, without getting totally exhausted and sore. Again, no lifting, I make my daughter pick up the heavy stuff on her way home from school, 12/packs of soda, gallons of water, etc. The hubby picks up things like dog food.

Christmas is almost here, Eeeek..(the world keeps going on without me). They are going without me to hunt for and cut down our christmas tree. No outside Christmas lights this year, I can't put them up, can't afford the electric bill anyway.

[b]BOY.... I Need To Think More Positively!!!! Its Time!!!! I am gonna start NOW![ /B] I am going to do my best to enjoy the Holidays, without doing to much, or spending much. I CAN DO IT!!!

Hugs Everyone! Long may we all live in the land of the DRY!!

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