Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Extra Bladder Removal Support and Recovery Support is an Email Away!

Extra Bladder Removal Support and Recovery Support is an email away!

If you want to talk about Bladder Removal and the Challenges you may face while you recover feel free to email me anytime.Bladder Removal has its ups and downs, especially during the recovery period. It can be very scary and very lonely when you don’t understand the changes that your body is going through. I am here to answer/get answers for, or direct you to where you can get some answers: any problems, questions or concerns you may have as you may consider bladder removal as an option or if you have already had it removed and are having problems. If you are new, scared and overwhelmed about bladder removal and what you could expect during the recovery period, I will be here for support as I am going through it myself. Please PM through the site or e-mail me (Kara) at:

My surgery was a 100% success as far as my Neobladder being turned into and Indiana Pouch, but there have been some bumps in the road while I am recovering and this is normal. If you come out of your removal and don’t feel IC free it doesn’t mean that the surgery failed. Sometimes things just have to be ironed out as you recover and that is ok. There is always away around things in life. I will be here to offer support is you need it.

* Bladder Removal/Ostomy Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

(I have put together a 22 page SUPPORT GUIDE that I can send to you though email regarding all aspects of Bladder Removal from: Before thinking about bladder removal and what you shoud know the, ups and the downs, the good, bad, and ugly too.What is urinary reconstruction and diversion? Urinary diversion options. The advantades and disadvantages of each diversion, Questions to ask your doctor if he/she has considerd removing your bladder, Information on Stomas, Ileal Conduits, Indiana Pouches, and more, Help preparing for bladder removal, the emotional and physical aspects of it, inofrmation on catheter care and medic alert information, and a whole bunch of information for those of you who just had or about to have your bladder taken out.)