Dec 06, 2004 - 9:53 pm
A little over a month ago I had my bladder removed due to bladder cancer. I have made three attempts to use the neo bladder on three separate days for about four hours each time. In all cases I was not able to empty my bladder.
My urologist does not want me going more than four hours at a time if I cannot empty my bladder because it puts back pressure on my kidneys. After four hous of trying I revert back to a leg bag using a super pubic tube that was left after surgery for this very purpose.
Does anyone have any advice on how to start using one of these neo bladders? Any tips, techniques, etc. would be greatly appreciated.