Ariel1377

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  • Mizblue14
    I was diagnosed with Bladder cancer in December12, and had surgery January 2, 2018 to remove my Bladder; I really didn't have a choice,  I had been experiencing symptoms of bladder infection for 8-9 months.  I went through many tests over a period of 8 months going from one test to another.  Finally diagnosed middle of December 2017.  I really was ambused because I was very healthy and never had experienced anything like Bladder Cancer, and therefore, did feel like I had no choice but to have the surgery. Of course, removing your bladder is a whole new experience, and it definitely a learning experience.  I have a Urostomy, which entails making a piece of your intestine forming a "stoma"; this allows the urine to come from your kidneys out to a "bag". This is a whole new experiene, I won't lessen the impact that causes; but in order to live and survive this is something  that makes you possible it possible to live a fairly normal life.  The Urostomy is a way for you to go on with your life, just changes some of your day to day experience.  I have had my Urostomy for one year, but it still is a day to day situation.  I hope that your doctor instills in you what takes place and what you must do to live with a Urostomy and live a normal life again.

    January 24