Jul 26, 2004 - 6:47 pm
I am going to need chemotherapy and have a neobladder as of 6/1/04. They will be giving me gemcedemine and cisplat, and will have to give an extra liter of fluid both before and after giving the drugs. The nurse said that with the medicine, I will be receiving almost 3 liters of fluid. I am still incontinent with using the neobladder, and the oncologist is not sure if the neobladder will have enough capacity. To complicate things, they will be giving me Lasix to expel the extra fluid, and there are no commodes available near-by, only a few shared washrooms.
For those who have had chemotherapy and the amount of extra fluids mentioned above with a neobladder, how did you or your doctors handle this or a similar situation? Thank you very much.