Posted Yesterday 9:49 PM (GMT -6)
I had Urostomy surgey a year ago. It was called the Ileal Conduit Surgery. My bladder and bladder neck were burned and destroyed as the result of having Salvage Radiation done, as the result of having my prostate cancer surgery failing. I went through a full year of terrible pain, unable to urinate on my own, and requiring having a suprapubic catheter in place for 52 weeks.
It was a difficult surgery with a difficult recovery. If you have any Urostomy specific questions, I would be more than happy to help you answer them.
As the result of this surgery, I ended up with a convex (inner) stoma, and use the Hollister 2-piece devices with pretty good results, usually can get 7-9 days between changes.
I am a regular on the prostate cancer segment of HW, and have been for 3 years, but I check here on a regular basis because I do have an ostomy.
David in S.C.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10