Mar 11, 2011 - 1:55 pm
I'm trying my best to gather what information the doctors have told me, but my mom has been wearing a foley for like... 3 months now. She is so SICK of this thing and she keeps telling me, "Ashley, I could deal with all of this... chemo... radiation... if I could only pee on my own!"
Her results from the urodynamics test were not positive. They think the bladder emptying problem is probably because the tumor is within her pelvis and is surrounding her pelvic nerves. He thinks if they shrink the tumor down enough, they MAY see a return of bladder function. But... he thinks they will be damaged enough that the bladder function may never retyrn and she'll have to wear the catheter 24/7 or self cath. He also said that there are no surgical procedures that can be done to fix this.
I was wondering if anyone else has ever gone through this before and what should I be expecting for my mom?