Nov 23, 2005 - 10:14 am
I would love to talk with any women who have an Indiana Pouch. I had my radical cystestomy surgery on 10-05-05. I'm in my 7th week of recovery and have some questions. I'm currently voiding every 3 to 3-1/2 hours and not getting much sleep. Will I ever be able to sleep on my stomach again? How often should I irrigate? Where can I get the stoma bandages needed? The hospital sent me home with ONE bandage and no instructions for obtaining more. Good news, however, is that the cancer was contained and all was removed. Yippee! I'm just trying to adjust to this new way of life. I'm 47 and ready to get on with it.