My wife just had a transurethal resection and the pathology came back that she has a high grade invasive cancer that will require the bladder to be removed. She is 59 and in excellent shape. Her surgery will be in a week and a half. I have a couple of questions:
1) She is leaning and I support the ostomy with the bag. She is not a candidate for the neobladder because of the size of the tumor and its location. We don't like the navel with catheder as it seems to have to many other complications. This will be a tough psychological adjustment for her. I hope that it is the right decision but it seems least complicated with fewer side risks...2) what is the recovery like for the surgery? Doc say in hospital 7 days but is guessing it will be less for her. Can she go and up and down stairs when released? Will she be in much pain when she gets home? Is the ostomy difficult and painful to get use to? Any help with information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.