Before my sub-total colectomy (April 2009) I never had a problem with my bladder; I could drink 2 bottles of water and not have to urinate for hours! Things changed after the sub-total; I started to have to urinate more often and sometimes there was some urgency but I could still "hold it" until I got to the bathroom. Now, after an ileostomy (Nov. 2010) and an Ileostomy Revision (April 2011) I have to "pee" about
4 times an hour for the first 2-3 hours after I get up in the morning. The real problem is that I can feel I have to go (slight urgency), I start heading to the bathroom and often urine is "leaking out" before I ever get there! The doctors have no clue (of course) and this is really frustrating and depressing. Do any of you have this problem? They checked me for an infection; that is not the problem. I had a hysterectomy when I was 31 yrs old and now i have no colon. I am beginning to think I am just too empty inside to hold my bladder in the correct position. I am so tired of living with all of these problems! I get so discouraged. Thanks in advanced for any suggestions. I have one other kind of serious issue but I think I will ask about
it later (otherwise too much all at once).
Tracy, how are you doing now? I know you were in the hospital for quite some time. I sure hope you are doing better now.